Bobby Thoms

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Bobby Thoms
Personal information
Full name Robert Thoms
Date of birth(1909-07-15)15 July 1909
Place of birth Brighton, Victoria
Date of death 6 February 2003(2003-02-06) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Williamstown
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1937 St Kilda 6 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bobby Thoms (15 July 1909 – 6 February 2003) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Sandringham Football Club in the VFA, and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). [1]

The former Essendon footballer Clarrie Hearn was appointed captain-coach of Sandringham for the 1936 season. In June 1936, Hearn tendered his resignation, citing "pressure of business". [2] Rather than seek another coach externally, Sandringham decided to split the coaching duties between the team's captain, Bob Thoms, as captain-coach, and its vice-captain, Bill Mitchell, as his assistant, for the rest of the season. [3]

Notes

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 881. ISBN   978-1-921496-32-5 .
  2. "HEARN RESIGNS". The Argus (28, 026). Victoria, Australia. 17 June 1936. p. 17.
  3. "THOMS CAPTAIN-COACH". The Argus (28, 032). Victoria, Australia. 24 June 1936. p. 12.

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