Robert Handley

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Robert Handley
Personal information
Full name Robert Handley
Date of birth (1965-01-08) 8 January 1965 (age 52)
Original team(s) Hill End
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–87 Hawthorn 23 (18)
1989 St Kilda 4 (2)
Total 27 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert 'Chopper' Handley (born 8 January 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the late 1980s.

Handley, who could play both as a wingman and on the ball, debuted with Hawthorn in 1985 and finished the year in their losing Grand Final team. He struggled to hold his place in a strong Hawthorn side the following two seasons and left the club to play for Central District Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in 1988. After one year he returned to Melbourne and signed on with St Kilda, with whom he could only manage four senior appearances. He finished his career back in South Australia at Central District, playing 135 games and topping their goal-kicking in 1992 with 40 goals.


  • Robert Handley's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.