Graham Robbins

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Graham Robbins
Personal information
Full name Graham M. Robbins
Date of birth (1949-05-06) 6 May 1949 (age 66)
Original team Catani
Height/Weight 180 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969-1971 Richmond 13 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1971 season.

Graham Robbins (born 6 May 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Robbins, who came from Catani, played at Richmond for three seasons, including their premiership year in 1969.[1][2] A rover, Robbins only made three appearance that season, from rounds 12 to 14, but played nine senior games in 1970.[2]

He joined Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Oakleigh early in the 1971 season, after making one further appearance for Richmond.[2][3] A member of Oakleigh's 1972 VFA premiership winning team, Robbins later played in South Australia, with the South Adelaide Football Club.[4][5] He topped South Adelaide's goal-kicking in 1975 and was club captain in 1977.[6]

In the early 1980s, Robbins coached in the Latrobe Valley Football League. He steered Sale to a grand final in 1981, which they lost to Bairnsdale, then in 1983 and 1984 was playing coach of Maffra.[7][8][9] His second stint coaching Maffra, from 2009 to 2011, brought two premierships (2009 & 2010).[9][10]

His son, Ben Robbins, played 92 AFL games, for the Brisbane Bears, Brisbane Lions and Kangaroos.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Age, "Moore In Top Form", 17 March 1969, p. 13
  2. ^ a b c "Graham Robbins". AFL Tables. 
  3. ^ The Age, "Russell, 197 games, out", 28 May 1971, p. 19
  4. ^ The Age, "Oakleigh beats Dandenong by 44 points", 25 September 1972, p. 11
  5. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  6. ^ "South Adelaide Football Club Honour Board". SANFL. 
  7. ^ Devaney, John (2009). The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia Of Australian Football Clubs. Full Points Publications. ISBN 978-0-9556897-3-4. 
  8. ^ "Coaches". Sale Football Club. 
  9. ^ a b "MFC Senior Coaches". Fox Sports Pulse. 
  10. ^ Berwick Gazette, "Lions launch flag defence", 2 December 2009