Eric Moore (footballer, born 1948)
Eric Moore (born 29 April 1948 in Coleraine, Victoria) is a former Australian rules football player who played in the VFL between 1966 and 1972 for the Richmond Football Club and for South Melbourne in 1972 and 1973.
|Date of birth||29 April 1948|
|Place of birth||Coleraine, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Coleraine (WBFL)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1973.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
After several years of being unable to claim a regular place in Richmond's team, Moore was tried at full-forward in 1969 and achieved his career highlight by scoring 2 goals and playing a key role in Richmond's grand final victory by 25 points over Carlton.
After retiring from VFL football at the end of the 1973 season, Moore played in the VFA between 1974 and 1976 with both Oakleigh and Caulfield. Chronic hamstring injuries forced his retirement at the end of the 1976 season at 28 years of age.
In 1982 Moore was appointed coach of VFA club Box Hill. Box Hill had won only 18 games in the 9 seasons from 1973 to 1981, but Moore immediately lifted Box Hill to 5th place (10 wins) in 1982 and again to 5th place (11½ wins) in 1983 before Box Hill claimed its first ever VFA premiership in 1984 (its 34th season in the VFA), overwhelming Moore's former club Oakleigh in the grand final 32.23(215) to 11.14(80). Moore's final season coaching Box Hill was in 1985, the club's first season in the VFA first division since 1960. Moore played intermittently for Box Hill in 1982 and 1983 for a total of 12 games and 41 goals for that club.
In 2000 Moore was named as coach of Box Hill's official "Greatest Ever Team".
- 1971 Tiger Year Book - Richmond Football Club
- "Box Hill Football Club Souvenir History", Box Hill Football Club, Melbourne, 2000
- Fiddian, Marc: Devils at Play. A History of the Oakleigh Football Club, Pakenham Gazette, Pakenham 1982
- Eric Moore's playing statistics from AFL Tables
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