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Leslie BRYANT

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 6
Career: 1920 to 1922
NFC Games: 47
NFC Goals: 10
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Norwood) 1st May 1920
Finale: v West Adelaide (Adelaide) 30th September 1922

Premiership: 1922
South Australian Games: 6
VFL/AFL Clubs: Fitzroy
 

Leslie Bryant was born on 29 June 1896. He played seven matches and kicked five goals for West Adelaide in 1919, before transferring to Norwood in 1920.

A brilliant aerialist and good on the ground, he was an important member of the Norwood side of the early 1920's. Bryant was vice-captain of the team that won the 1922 Premiership, and led South Australia's first ruck in its win over Victoria at the Adelaide Oval in the same year.

Bryant played interstate footy in each year he was at Norwood; every match was against the Victorians.

He played for Norwood in its end of season win over Carlton in 1921 and against the touring East Perth team the following year.

Having established himself as one of the finest followers in South Australia, he moved to Victoria where his mother resided.

Bryant played for Fitzroy in 1923-24, totaling 35 games in his two seasons for the Lions, including the 1923 Grand Final loss against Essendon. Earlier in the season, he had made the Victorian state side which defeated South Australia on the MCG.

A noted runner, he competed in many professional meetings, including the Stawell Gift.

R Cialini Dec 2013


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