Roy Moore (Australian footballer)

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Roy Moore
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Personal information
Full name Roy R. Moore
Date of birth 22 December 1914
Date of death 4 June 1973(1973-06-04) (aged 58)
Original team(s) Sandhurst
Height / weight 183 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–39, 1941 South Melbourne 66 (144)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Roy Moore (22 December 1914 – 4 June 1973)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s. His father Herbert Moore played a game for South Melbourne in their premiership year of 1909.

Moore, a forward who liked the torpedo punt, came to South Melbourne from the Sandhurst Football Club in Bendigo. He kicked 52 goals in his debut VFL season. Two of those came in South Melbourne's losing 1935 VFL Grand Final team, where he replaced the injured Bob Pratt at full-forward, and he also kicked two goals in another losing Grand Final the following season.

Late in the 1937 season, against Fitzroy at Lake Oval, Moore bagged a career best nine goals, despite the entire South Melbourne team managing just ten in the entire game. Only Collingwood's Dick Lee has kicked that many goals in a game where only one other kicked a major score. A leg injury restricted his appearances towards the end of his career but Moore managed to finish as his club's top goal-kicker in 1938 with 34 goals. He represented the VFL on one occasion, in a game against the VFA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roy Moore - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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