Ron Hovey

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Ron Hovey
Personal information
Date of birth 25 August 1932
Date of death 6 January 2015(2015-01-06) (aged 82)
Original team(s) St Brendans Shepparton
Height / weight 179 cm / 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1960 Geelong 141 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Career highlights
  • Geelong premiership player 1951,52
  • 3 time VFL interstate representative
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ron Hovey OAM (25 August 1932 – 6 January 2015) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Career[edit]

Hovey was a regular in the Geelong backline during the 1950s and would sometimes push into the midfield.[1] He was a member of Geelong's 1951 and 1952 premiership teams.[2] Hovey, who finished equal seventh in the 1959 Brownlow Medal, was captain of Geelong in 1960, his final season.[2][3]

Two of his brothers, Ced and Jim, also played league football for Geelong.[4]

Later years[edit]

Hovey served as President of Geelong Football Club from 1988 until 1998.[2]

He died on 6 January 2015, aged 82.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ a b c Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  3. ^ "1959 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Vale Ron Hovey". geelongcats.com.au. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Lannen, Danny (7 January 2015). "Geelong mourns death of Ron Hovey, former dual premiership player and president". Geelong Advertiser. Herald Sun. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

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