Graham Willey

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Graham Willey
Personal information
Full name Graham J. Willey
Date of birth (1933-07-19) 19 July 1933 (age 82)
Original team(s) Redan
Height/Weight 188 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955–1956 Essendon 17 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 19567 season.

Graham Willey (born 19 July 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Willey, who was a student at Scotch College, made his debut for Essendon in 1955, while on a permit from Redan.[1] That year he won the Best and Fairest award in the Ballarat Football League. He joined the club full-time in 1956 and kicked 33 goals from 16 games, to top Essendon's goal-kicking.[2]

His work as a metallurgist brought him to Broken Hill in 1957 and he played with the North Broken Hill Football Club until 1960. He coached South Broken Hill to a premiership in 1962.[3]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Graham Willey
  3. ^ "Willey, Graham J.". Essendon Football Club official website.