Les Hardiman

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Les Hardiman
Personal information
Date of birth 1 April 1911
Date of death 29 June 1962(1962-06-29) (aged 51)
Original team Chilwell (GJFA)
Height/Weight 185 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929-1937 Geelong 135 (236)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1937 season.

Les 'Splinter' Hardiman (1 April 1911 – 29 June 1962)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the 1930s.

Hardiman was nicknamed 'Splinter' and was a key position player for Geelong. A premiership player with the club in 1931 and 1937, he also won their best and fairest award Theo Lewis Cup in 1933.

He represented Victoria 5 times in interstate football and was named on Geelong's interchange bench in their official 'Team of the Century'.

In 1962, Hardiman was killed in a car accident.[2]


  1. ^ "Les Hardiman - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ The Age, "May Pay Tribute to Les Hardiman", 4 July 1962, p. 5

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