Mel Morris

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Mel Morris
Personal information
Full name Melville Arthur Leslie Morris
Date of birth (1895-06-08)8 June 1895
Place of birth St Kilda, Victoria
Date of death 3 May 1956(1956-05-03) (aged 60)
Place of death Sassafras, Victoria
Original team(s) Wesley College/Elsternwick FC
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1921–1926 Richmond 89 (148)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1926 Richmond 18 (9–9–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Melville Arthur Leslie Morris (8 June 1895 – 3 May 1956) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL between 1921 and 1926 for the Richmond Football Club. He was Captain/Coach of Richmond for the 1926 season.

Morris was also a pioneer football commentator with the Australian Broadcasting Company and later the Australian Broadcasting Commission.


  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996