George Hastings (footballer)

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George Hastings
Personal information
Full name George Albert Hastings
Date of birth 13 January 1877
Place of birth Belfast, Victoria
Date of death 29 January 1956(1956-01-29) (aged 79)
Place of death Leongatha, Victoria
Original team(s) North Melbourne (VFA)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1904 Essendon 107 (25)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
1905–10 VFL Field umpire 8
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

George Albert Hastings (13 January 1877 – 29 January 1956) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon Football Club in the early years of the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Hastings usually played on the wing but was also a centreman at times. A member of Essendon's inaugural premiership team in 1897 and again in 1901, Hastings also played in losing Grand Final sides in 1898 and 1902. He represented the Victorian interstate team against South Australia in 1903. His career ended when he began suffering from rheumatic fever and he later returned to the VFL as an umpire.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 376. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. ^ "Player-umpires". AFL Umpires Association. Retrieved 26 June 2015.