Bill Wood

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Born: 9-Nov-1921
Died: 11-Sep-19891
Height: 183cm (AFL Tables)


South Sydney c1943
Footscray (VFL) 1944, 1946-1951 - 115 Games, 294 Goals



Argus 27-May-1950 p7 The Argus Week-End Magazine

BILL WOOD, of Footscray, was probably the best full forward in the League in early 1947, and would have been chosen for the carnival team that later played ¡n Hobart. A few weeks before the team was to be chosen, however he suffered a severe thigh injury. The State selectors gave him a thorough test but he did not stand up to it.

It was through the influence of Harry Hickey, a great player, that Bill came to Footscray. These two, with Bill Morns (Richmond), Nor- man Webb, and others of note played in the same army team-and it was a pretty good team, too.

Altogether he has played in 87 games, and has kicked 235 goals. He had a run of the "outs" last season so far as goal-kicking was concerned, and was placed in the centre. He played excellently there, but was again in front of goal before the end of the season.

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Card 064 - Bill Wood - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Card 064 - Bill Wood - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Argus 27 May 1950 P6 Bill Wood
Argus 27 May 1950 P6 Bill Wood

AFL Tables - Bill Wood
Wikipedia - Bill Wood


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