Bert Beard

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Bert Beard
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-07-05)5 July 1909
Date of death 8 November 1983(1983-11-08) (aged 74)
Original team(s) South Fremantle (WANFL)
Height / weight 185 cm / 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1932–1935 South Melbourne 36 (19)
1935 Fitzroy 13 0(6)
Total 49 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Albert "Bert" Beard (5 July 1909 – 8 November 1983) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s.

Beard was recruited to South Melbourne from Western Australia, making his VFL debut in 1932. The following season he was a reserve in the club's premiership side. He stayed at South Melbourne until the 1935 season when after one game he decided to cross to Fitzroy to play out the season. His son, Neville played in the West Australian Football League and won the Sandover Medal in 1961.[1]

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