Geoff Rosenow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Geoff Rosenow
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-02-01)1 February 1942
Date of death 25 March 1999(1999-03-25) (aged 57)
Place of death Golden Square, Victoria
Original team(s) Echuca
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962–1970 Geelong 147 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Geoff "Tex" Rosenow (1 February 1942 – 25 March 1999) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s.

Rosenow missed out on playing in Geelong's 1963 premiership team despite appearing in most of their home and away fixtures but played in their losing 1967 Grand Final. He became a regular member of the side towards the end of his career and from 1965 until late in the 1970 VFL season Rosenow played exactly 100 consecutive games. He ran out as Geelong captain versus Fitzroy in the first match at Waverley Park in 1970 as it was his 100th game.

Rosenow was used mostly as a ruckman and defender. He was a strong marker of the ball and did not shy away from physical confrontation, as demonstrated by a famous incident in 1964. The incident occurred in a game against North Melbourne at Kardinia Park when he allegedly 'king-hit' North Melbourne coach Alan Killigrew in the players race which caused a brawl. No charges were laid against him.[1]

After leaving Geelong Rosenow became playing coach of the Wangaratta Football Club and won their best and fairest award in 1973. He joined Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Mordialloc in 1975 as captain-coach, steering them to the second division premiership two years later. He served in the role from 1975 until 1978, then returned as coach from 1983 until 1984.[2] In 1984, Rosenow coached the VFA Division 2 team in a win against the SAFA. He was named captain of the Mordialloc Team of the Century and positioned in the back pocket.

A police officer, Rosenow died in 1999 and was posthumously inducted into the Victoria Police sporting hall of fame.[3]


  1. ^ Stevens, M. "Killigrew football's hot gospeller", Football Record, 31 May 2013, p. 70.
  2. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 176 
  3. ^ "Rosenow sport fame". WIN News. 4 May 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

External links[edit]