Les Fong

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Les Fong
Personal information
Full name Leslie Robert Fong
Date of birth (1956-08-24) 24 August 1956 (age 59)
Original team(s) Nollamara
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973-1987 West Perth 284 (332)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Western Australia 6 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1987 season.

Leslie Robert "Les" Fong (born 24 August 1956) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Playing career[edit]

After being recruited from Nollamara, he joined the club in 1973 as a rover in the reserves. Despite being only 16, he played well enough to take the fairest and best award. He made his debut in the senior team in round 8 of the same year against East Fremantle Football Club, becoming the youngest player to represent West Perth at league level. He tasted premiership glory in 1975 when West Perth defeated South Fremantle.[1][2]

He was club captain from 1980 to 1985 making him the longest serving captain at West Perth, during which he earned the nickname 'Captain Courageous'.[1]

Fong retired after the 1987 season having played 284 games.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from playing, he began coaching Trinity Aquinas in the Western Australian Amateur Football League. He coached Sunday Football League club Wanneroo to consecutive premierships in 1991 and 1992.[1]


Fong is the first rover in West Perth's official 'Team of the Century'. Fong was inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]


Les is the brother of Neale Fong.


  1. ^ a b c Head, Ron (14 October 2009). "Les Fong: Captain Courageous". FootyGoss. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football Commission. p. 5. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "WEST AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Playing Record of all Members @ March 2012". West Australian Football Commission. March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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