|Full name||Alessandro Angelo Epis|
|Date of birth||27 August 1937|
|Original team(s)||Mines Rovers (GNFL)|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Early life and career
Epis was born and raised in the West Australian goldfields town of Boulder. He had a sister, Ena. Both his father, Virgilio, and mother, Giusefina (née Borlini), hailed from the Province of Bergamo in northern Italy.
Epis made his name as a promising player in the Goldfields National Football League (GNFL) with the Mines Rovers club, winning the Fletcher Medal in 1955. He sought a clearance to Essendon but was refused. Epis played on the half-back flank and on the wing. When he arrived at Essendon he worked as a butcher. He was a part of two premiership teams with the Bombers.
In 1972, Epis set up his own cleaning service. It was taken over by James Aforozis, but Epis has continued as a consultant to the business. He also owns the 'Epis' and 'Epis and Williams' wineries and vineyards.
- Alec Epis's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Alec Epis at AustralianFootball.com
- Past Player Profile at Essendon Football Club
- Alec Epis Cleaning Services
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