Heinz Tonn

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Heinz Tonn
Personal information
Full name Heinz Gustav Tonn
Date of birth 26 April 1921
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Date of death 4 April 2003(2003-04-04) (aged 81)[1]
Original team(s) Golden Square
Height / weight 188 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947 Fitzroy 6 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Heinz Gustav Tonn (26 April 1921 – 4 April 2003) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2] Tonn, who was born in Germany, served with the Australian Army in World War II.[3] A follower, Tonn played six games for Fitzroy in the 1947 VFL season.[4] He returned to his original club, Golden Square, in 1948 and won that year's Bendigo Football League award for the best and fairest player.[5] The following season he was appointed captain-coach of Castlemaine and won the award again, for the second season in succession.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in the Herald Sun, 7 April 2003
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. 
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Heinz Tonn
  5. ^ The Argus,"H. Tonn Wins Bendigo League Medal", 16 September 1949, p. 18