Mike Woods (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Mike Woods|
|Date of birth||1 August 1926|
|Place of birth||Melbourne|
|Date of death||4 October 2017(aged 91)|
|Original team(s)||Old Melburnians|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (196 lb)|
|Position(s)||Ruck / Defense|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Woods was born in Melbourne and attended Melbourne Grammar. In 1944, Woods joined the Navy and was commissioned to HMAS Nizam. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Melbourne with a commerce and social science degree. He furthered his studies at the London School of Economics. 
At school Woods excelled in swimming and Australian football. In the navy he won a heavyweight title.  After World War II, Woods played football for the Old Melburnians in the VAFA and in 1949 he joined the Melbourne Football Club in the VFL. He won the best first-year player award and played as a ruckman and defender. In 1950, Woods was selected to represent Victoria in the Australian National Football Carnival. . He retired in 1953. 
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 910. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
- Woods, Richard (19 December 2017). "Sportsman had unique state record". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
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- Mike Woods's playing statistics from AFL Tables