Basil Campbell

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Basil Campbell
Personal information
Full name Basil Gerard Campbell
Date of birth (1956-08-02) 2 August 1956 (age 60)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1975–1981 South Fremantle 102 (122)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.

Basil Gerard Campbell (2 August 1956) is a former Australian rules football player of indigenous background who played for the St Mary's Football Club in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) and South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) during the mid-late 1970s and early 1980s.

Described as an aggressive and all-action type of player who was solidly built, he joined South Fremantle in 1975[1] where he generally played at centre half forward. Campbell was an instantly recognizable figure on the field wearing his protective helmet worn as a result of a head injury he suffered early in his career.[2]

In 1977 Campbell represented Western Australia in the first State of Origin match where he played on a half back flank. The team defeated Victoria by 94 points.

Campbell was a members of the South Fremantle 1980 WAFL Grand Final side that defeated Swan Districts. His son, Warren later played for St Marys, South Fremantle (including in the 1997 WAFL Grand Final winning side[3]) and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League.


  1. ^ South Fremantle Bulldogs announce Aboriginal team of century
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Lague, Steve (22 September 1997). "Mighty Bulldogs refuse to lie down". The West Australian. p. 1.