Colin Aamodt

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Colin Aamodt
Personal information
Full name Colin Ernest Aamodt
Date of birth 27 June 1921
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 17 June 2011(2011-06-17) (aged 89)
Place of death Adelaide, South Australia
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1940-1941, 1945-1950 North Adelaide 106 (60)
1942-1944 Norwood-North Adelaide 25 (?)
Total131 (60)
Representative team honours
YearsTeamGames (Goals)
1941 South Australia 2 (1)
Total2 (1)
Coaching career3
YearsClubGames (W–L–D)
1955-1957 North Adelaide 53 (25-28-0)
Total53 (25-28-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1950.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1957.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Colin Aamodt (27 June 1921 – 17 June 2011) was an Australian rules footballer who played for and coached the North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Aamodt won North Adelaide's Best and Fairest in his debut season as a 19 year old and went on to have an excellent, but interrupted by war, career with the club. Following his playing career, Aamodt took up coaching, leading Nailsworth High School to the 1952 SA Public Schools Amateur Sports Association premiership, [1] followed by coaching North Adelaide's Senior Colts to the 1954 premiership, [2] which led to being appointed senior coach of North Adelaide from 1955–1957. [3]

Aamodt was also a professional sprinter, winning the military 100 yards championship in 1942, [4] 75 yard and 100 yard State Championship in 1947, [5] and finished third in the 1941 Stawell Gift. [6]

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References

  1. "Aamodt Coaches School Premier" (Vol. 95, No. 29, 298). Adelaide. The Advertiser. 5 September 1952. p. 11. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  2. "C. Aamodt to Coach North" (Vol. 3, No. 3). Unley, South Australia. Northern Suburbs Weekly. 27 January 1955. p. 1. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  3. "Aamodt to Coach North" (Vol. 44, No. 2, 218). Adelaide. The Sunday Mail. 11 December 1954. p. Sport 8. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. "Fast Footballer" (Vol. 31, No. 1, 564). Adelaide. The Mail. 16 May 1942. p. 4. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  5. "Star Sprinter" (Vol. 90, No. 27, 837). Adelaide. The Advertiser. 26 December 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  6. "Tasmanian Wins Stawell Gift" (8763 (Vol. 80)). Mount Gambier, South Australia. The Border Watch. 15 April 1941. p. 8. Retrieved 2 May 2020.