Doug Tassell

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Doug Tassell
Personal information
Full name Douglas Clyde Tassell
Date of birth 28 December 1945
Place of birth Albury, New South Wales
Date of death 20 June 1970(1970-06-20) (aged 24)
Place of death Buangor, Victoria
Original team(s) Ararat
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1969–70 Essendon 20 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Douglas Clyde Tassell (28 December 1945 – 20 June 1970) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A half back flanker, Tassell played nine games in 1969 after coming to the club from Ararat. [1] During the season he built a house for his wife Elaine and son Rick in Ararat and was undecided on whether to stay in Melbourne. [2] However, following play in the first 11 rounds of the 1970 VFL season, Tassell was killed in a car accident at the age of 24. [3]

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References

  1. "Doug Tassell". AFL Tables.
  2. The Age, "Doug Tassell has Dons up in the air", 10 June 1969, p. 12
  3. "Essendon Football Club - Team Players - Doug Tassell". Essendonfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 12 October 2009.