Tom Reynolds (footballer)

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Tom Reynolds
Personal information
Full name Thomas Partridge Reynolds
Date of birth(1917-11-21)21 November 1917
Place of birth Essendon, Victoria
Date of death 7 November 2002(2002-11-07) (aged 84)
Place of death Essendon, Victoria
Original team(s) Flemington-Kensington
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1937–1944 Essendon 109 (361)
1945 St Kilda 004 00(8)
Total113 (369)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Thomas Partridge Reynolds (21 November 1917 – 7 November 2002), was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the VFL.

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Family

The son of William Meader Reynolds (1886—1940) [1] and Mary James Reynolds, née Thompson (1885—1941), [2] and one of seven children, Thomas Partridge Reynolds was born on 21 November 1917. He died on 7 November 2002. He was the brother of three times Brownlow Medal winner Dick Reynolds and the cousin of Richmond champion player and coach Max Oppy.

Essendon

Reynolds was a forward and kicked more that 50 goals in a season on 4 occasions — Essendon's leading goalkicker each time — with his 71 goals in 1939 (his best season) including 10 goals in the round 10 (24 June 1939) high scoring match against Hawthorn, at Windy Hill (Essendon 19.11 (125) to Hawthorn 16.19 (115)).

His end of season tally was a club record until passed by John Coleman a decade later.

St Kilda

Having transferred from Essendon to St Kilda, [3] Reynolds played four matches (rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7) and kicked 8 goals for St Kilda, before transferring to Sandringham in June 1945.

Sandringham

Although interested in playing with Brunswick, [4] he transferred to Sandringham in June 1945, playing his first game (at full-forward) on 30 June 1945, [5] where he kicked two goals and was one of Sandringham's best players. [6] He played for Sandringham in the 1945 season; in all, he played in 8 matches and scored 18 goals. [7]

Cranbourne

Given a clearance from Sandringham, Reynolds was appointed captain-coach of Cranbourne, in the Dandenong District Football Association in 1946. [8] He retired at the end of the 1947 season.

Notes

  1. Deaths: Reynolds, The Age, (Tuesday, 11 June 1940), p.1.
  2. Deaths: Reynolds, The Argus, (Wednesday, 2 April 1941), p.4.
  3. Essendon Players in Demand, The Age, (Wednesday, 9 May 1945), p.7; Taylor, P., "Crane for North", The Argus, (Wednesday, 9 May 1945), p.14; Bright V.F.L. Games Today, The Argus, (Saturday, 12 may 1945), p.8.
  4. Snapshots from the Grounds, The Age, (Monday, 25 June 1945), p.6.
  5. Association Teams for Tomorrow, The Argus, (Friday, 29 June 1945) p.13.
  6. Sandringham Wins, The Age, (Monday, 2 July 1945), p.6.
  7. Boyles Football Photos.
  8. Tom Reynolds to Coach Cranbourne, The Dandenong Journal, (Wednesday, 6 March 1946), p.1; How Cranbourne got on to Tom Reynolds, The Dandenong Journal, (Wednesday, 20 March 1946), p.12.

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