Gerard FitzGerald

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Gerard FitzGerald
Personal information
Full name Gerard FitzGerald
Date of birth 25 July 1957
Original team Derrinallum
Height/Weight 188 cm / 84 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1977 Geelong 3 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1977 season.

Gerard FitzGerald (born 25 July 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and has also had a successful career as a coach.

FitzGerald made just three appearances in the Geelong seniors, all in the 1977 VFL season. In his second game he kicked three goals at Princes Park, against a strong Hawthorn team which amassed 191 points.

He took over from Alan Ezard as coach of North Ballarat in 1997 and remained with the club until the end of the 2002 season. In 2003 he was coach of Springvale and the following year coached Port Melbourne. He was in charge of North Ballarat's TAC Cup side in 2005 and 2006 before returning to their VFL club. FitzGerald steered North Ballarat to their inaugural VFL premiership in 2008. He guided the club to further premierships in 2009 and 2010.

References[edit]

  • Gerard FitzGerald's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.