Bob Syme

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Bob Syme
Personal information
Date of birth 30 November 1924
Date of death 19 December 1993(1993-12-19) (aged 69)
Original team(s) Moonee Ponds YCW
Height / weight 188 cm (6'2"), 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1944–1953 Essendon 116 (57)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1974 Preston (VFA) 18 (9–9–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.
Career highlights
  • Essendon premiership 1949
  • Essendon premiership 1950
  • Essendon life member 1953
  • Essendon Football Club committee: 1953, 1981–1986
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bob Syme (30 November 1924 – 19 December 1993)[1] was an Australian rules footballer and coach in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Player[edit]

A fast, vigorous and fiery ruckman (he was suspended for four weeks in 1950), Syme joined Essendon in 1944.

He played in:

Coach[edit]

He retired in 1953, and went to coach in the country.

He unsuccessfully applied for Essendon's vacant Senior coaching position in 1971; the position was awarded to John Birt.[2]

He coached Essendon Reserves from 1971 to 1973. He coached VFA club Preston in 1974; he was replaced as coach by Dick Telford six days before the start of the 1975 season.

He served on the Essendon Football Club Committee in 1953, and from 1981 to 1986.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Syme - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Mapleston, (1996), 216.

References[edit]

  • Maplestone, M., Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1996, Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8

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