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Des Healey

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Born: 05-Sep-1927 (AFL Tables)
Place of Birth: Victoria, Australia1
Died: 18-Mar-20092
Place of Death: Melbourne, Australia3
Height: 168cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Preston YCW4
Collingwood (VFL) 1948-1955 - 149 Games, 37 Goals

Comment

LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 - WING MEN -Percy Taylor

Argus 10-Jun 1950 p7 Weekend Magazine

DES HEALEY, like so many of our best players, had to wait for his chance to play "big time" football. He came to Colling- wood from the Preston Juniors, and played in the seconds for two or three years before being promoted to the senior side.

He played his first game at the opening of the 1948 season, and did not miss a game. Last year he missed only one, and that was when he was playing for Victoria in the State game against South Australia in Adelaide.

Good judgment is the real factor in his play as a wing man. He is a good mark for his size-he is 5ft. 6in-and always places the ball to the best advantage. He has the Collingwood habit of trickiness-he baulks, twists, and turns like an acrobat.

In the summer Des plays cricket with Collingwood, and could easily be a regular first eleven, player. He is a steady- and reliable batsman, who frequently makes his 50, and is brilliant in the field.

Des is employed in a newspaper office on the mechanical side, and lives with his people in Preston. That might not be for long, as he is engaged to be married. When that happens there will be football on both sides, because his bride-to-be is the daughter of Jack Bisset, former Richmond and South Melbourne captain.




Other Photos

Des Healey - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Football Cards
Des Healey - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Football Cards
Des Healey - 1951 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1951 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1953 Argus Football Portraits - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1953 Argus Football Portraits - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1950 Kornies Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Des Healey - 1950 Kornies Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


AFL Tables - Des Healey
Wikipedia - Des Healey



Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Healey
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Healey
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Healey
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Healey



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