Leo Seward

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Leo Seward
Personal information
Full name Leo Malachi Seward
Nickname(s) Sommy
Date of birth (1885-11-03)3 November 1885
Place of birth Rochester, Victoria
Date of death 1 April 1941(1941-04-01) (aged 55)
Place of death Pingelly, Western Australia
Original team(s) St Pat's College
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1908 University 15 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
Career highlights
  • Victorian interstate representative: 1912
  • University Vice Captain: 1913
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leo Seward (3 November 1885 – 1 April 1941) was an Australian rules footballer who played with University in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Even though he played for just one season in the VFL, he played for many years in Ballarat and also a season for the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League. Seward was considered as a magnificent player, bigger than most others and possessing a long kick and a strong mark, he was acknowledged of one of the finest players at the time. He was also a fine all-round sportsman.[1] A mining engineer, he died in Western Australia in a motoring accident, aged 55.[2]


  1. ^ "CRICKET". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 9 April 1920. p. 8. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Obituary - Mr Leo Seward". The Argus. 3 April 1941.


  • Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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