Doug Beasy

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Doug Beasy
Personal information
Date of birth (1930-04-16)16 April 1930
Place of birth Dunolly, Victoria
Date of death 12 May 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 83)
Place of death Mildura, Victoria
Original team(s) Dunolly
Debut Round 1, 1951, Carlton
vs. Hawthorn, at Princes Park
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1959 Carlton 129 (124)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Doug Beasy (16 April 1930 – 12 May 2013) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Beasy made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in the Round 1 of the 1951 season. He won Carlton's best and fairest award in 1956.[1] He left the Blues at the end of the 1959 season.

He was captain-coach of Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Box Hill from 1960 to 1962, winning the J. J. Liston Trophy as best and fairest player in the VFA in 1961. In all he played 49 games and scored 41 goals for Box Hill.

He is the son of former Carlton player Maurie Beasy[2] and the great-uncle of current Hawthorn player Brendan Whitecross.[3]

Outside of football, Beasy was a primary teacher and later a school principal. He was involved in Rotary, his church and the establishment of a men's shed in Mildura. He died on 12 May 2013 after a short illness.[3]

References

  1. ^ "James didn't win this one". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 28 August 1956. p. 15. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "He's following in Dad's footsteps". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 27 April 1951. p. 13. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b De Bolfo, Tony (13 May 2013). "1956 Club Champion Doug Beasy dies". 

External links

  • Doug Beasy at Blueseum
  • Doug Beasy's playing statistics from AFL Tables


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