Col Saddington

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Col Saddington
Personal information
Full name Colin Saddington
Date of birth 26 June 1937
Date of death 18 April 2012(2012-04-18) (aged 74)[1]
Original team(s) Richmond City Jrs
Height / weight 180 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Ruckman, back pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1962 Richmond 102 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.

Colin "Col" Saddington (26 June 1937 – 18 April 2012) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Saddington was a ruckman and occasional defender, recruited locally.[2] He polled the equal most votes by a Richmond player in the 1959 Brownlow Medal.[3]

From 1963 to 1965, Saddington played 26 games for Sturt in the South Australian National Football League.[4]

He spent the rest of the decade as playing coach of Western Border Football League club Coleraine, guiding them to a premiership in 1967.[5]

Saddington then returned to Richmond and was put in charge of their Under-19s side.[6] He was later coach of the Richmond reserves team.[7] Saddington coached the reserves side to a premiership in 1973; that same year he was awarded a life membership. He retired from coaching after the 1975 season.[1]


  1. ^ a b Richmond FC Website: Vale Colin Saddington
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Col Saddington
  4. ^ "Col Saddington - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  5. ^ The Age, "East strong side again", 22 April 1966, p. 11
  6. ^ The Age, "Tigers must hold election", 24 November 1971, p. 15
  7. ^ The Age, "Col wants seconds flag", 22 September 1975, p. 14