TOC Players


Bob Bonnett

BOB BONNETT, a Garden City boy, came to the club from the South Melbourne Thirds. Although not particularly tall for a key forward his high marking captured the imagination of the supporters from the outset. A reliable kick for goal and an extremely fair player he was frequently subjected to close physical attention by less gifted players but rarely retaliated. Also a remarkably durable player who has given the club long and honourable service. His record speaks for itself.

Record: (1952-63); 227 games
best & fairest 1961;
captain 1958, 59 & 62;
coach 1969, 70 & 71
leading goalkicker 1952 (69 goals), 1953 (75 goals),
1954 (55 goals), 1955 (72 goals), 1956 (95 goals),
1957 (97 goals), 1958 (84 goals), 1959 (80 goals)
1960 (74 goals), 1961 (111 goals), 1962 (57 goals)
& 1963 (44 Goals)
leading VFA goalkicker 1956, 57, 58, 61 & 63
premiership 1953.

Details supplied by Terry Keenan, author of 'A Taste of Port'

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