Len Mills

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Len Mills
Personal information
Full name Leonard J. Mills
Date of birth (1898-02-08)8 February 1898
Date of death 16 May 1965(1965-05-16) (aged 67)
Original team(s) West Torrens
Height / weight 203 cm / 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929 St Kilda 2 (3)
1930 Hawthorn 8 (17)
Total 10 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1930.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leonard "Len" Mills (8 February 1898 – 16 May 1965) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Mills, at 203 cm, is believed to have been at the time, the tallest ever VFL player.[1] He was a member of the 1924 West Torrens premiership team and counts games in that's years Hobart Carnival amongst his six interstate appearances.[2]

He played with New Town, a Tasmanian club, in 1926.[2] The next two seasons were spent back at West Torrens.[2]

Already 31 by the time he joined St Kilda in 1929, Mills kicked three goals on his VFL debut, against Fitzroy at Junction Oval.[3] The following season he kicked 17 goals from eight appearances for Hawthorn, which was enough to finish second in the club's goal-kicking behind Bert Hyde.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Devaney, John. "Len Mills Profile". AustralianFootball. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Len Mills