Rod Galt

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Rod Galt
Personal information
Full name Rodney Maxwell Galt
Date of birth(1951-10-09)9 October 1951
Date of death 9 April 2019(2019-04-09) (aged 67)
Place of death Southport, Queensland
Original team(s) Beaumaris (SESFL)
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1971–1974 St Kilda 077 0(79)
1975–1979 Carlton 046 (100)
Total123 (179)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Rod Galt (9 October 1951 – 9 April 2019) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

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Galt made his debut for the St Kilda in 1971 before moving to Carlton in 1975, where he debuted in Round 17, 1975. He was delisted by Carlton after the 1979 VFL season but continued to play elsewhere, firstly for SANFL club West Torrens and then for Prahran in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). [1]

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He later was the head of surfwear company Byrning Spears and purchased a beachfront house on the Gold Coast for $17 million. [2] However, he later sold it for only $9.5 million after falling in debt. [3] [4]

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References

  1. De Bolfo, Tony (12 April 2019). "Former Carlton forward Rod Galt dies on Gold Coast". carltonfc.com.au. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
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  4. Hedges Avenue mansion sells for $9.5 million