Stewart Geddes

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Stewart Geddes
Stewart Geddes (before 1905).jpg
Personal information
Full name Stewart Drummond Geddes[1]
Date of birth 6 March 1879
Date of death 6 May 1952(1952-05-06) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Richmond Juniors
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1902 Melbourne 81 0(8)
1905 St Kilda 10 0(2)
Total 91 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1905.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stewart Drummond Geddes (6 March 1879 – 6 May 1952)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club and St Kilda Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Geddes arrived from Richmond Juniors as a defender but was used mostly on the ball by Melbourne. He took part in the historic 1897 VFL finals series and played in the 1900 VFL Grand Final, where he kicked one of Melbourne's four goals to help them claim their maiden premiership. While awaiting to be granted clearance to St Kilda, Geddes missed the 1903 and 1904 season. He arrived at St Kilda in 1905 but only played for one year.

He later played with West Torrens, captaining the South Australian Football League club in 1908 and 1909. Appointed coach in 1914, Geddes steered them to fourth and fifth places in his two seasons in charge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of V.C.A. 1st XI Pennant, District & Premi er Cricketers: 1889-90 to 2013-14" (PDF). Cricket Victoria. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Family Notices.". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 15 May 1952. p. 38. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  • Stewart Geddes's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.