Tony Beers

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Tony Beers
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Full name Anthony Brian Beers
Date of birth(1962-11-07)7 November 1962
Date of death 11 May 2018(2018-05-11) (aged 55)
Original team(s) Parade College
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1982–1983 Collingwood 5 (1)
1984–1990 Claremont 107 (89)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Anthony Brian Beers (7 November 1962 – 11 May 2018 [1] ) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Claremont in the West Australian Football League.

Beers, the son of 1958 Collingwood premiership player Brian Beers, captained the Parade College XVIII in 1980. [2] He made two appearances for Collingwood in the 1982 VFL season and played a further three games in 1983. [3] His younger brother, Mark Beers, was also a Collingwood player. [4]

From 1984 to 1990 he played for Claremont, appearing in 107 games. [5] He represented Western Australia in 1988, against the VFA at Subiaco Oval, a match the home state won by 86 points. [6] The fixture was a curtain raiser to the State of Origin encounter between Western Australia and Victoria. [6] He was a centre half back in Claremont's 1987 and 1989 premiership teams. [5]

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References

  1. "Tony Beers". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. "1st XVIII Captains - Old Paradians" (PDF). Old Paradians. (PDF)
  3. AFL Tables: Tony Beers
  4. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN   9781920910785.
  5. 1 2 "Premiership Players 1931 - 2009". WAFC.
  6. 1 2 "State Games 1951 - 2011". WAFC.