Tom Gould

Tom Gould

A member of the Queensland Schoolboys team in 1957-58, he won the J.L. Williams Medal for the B&F at the 1958 Australian carnival. A brilliant centreline player cum rover who was very quick in thought and deed, he challenges Gordon ‘Freckles’ Phelan as the best Kedron player of all-time. He also spent two years of a brilliant but short six-year senior career at Windsor-Zillmere. An outstanding schoolboy player, he is the youngest ever Grogan Medalist, having won the 1963 award by an equal League record 11 votes as an 18-year-old.

He took the League’s top honour again in 1965, winning by six votes after only playing 14 of a possible 21 games. Represented Queensland four times in an era of limited interstate football. His glittering career was cut short in 1967 by a knee injury. Coached various junior teams including Queensland representative squads from 1962-69. In 1986, after a 20-year lay-off from competitive sport, he ran in a semi-final of the World Veterans Games in Melbourne.

He died suddenly in 1995. Ironically, it was the same knee injury, for which he had undergone a knee reconstruction, which caused the clot that led to his fatal heart attack.

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