Preen during his football career
|Full name||Alan Thomas Preen|
|Date of birth||4 July 1935|
|Place of birth||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Date of death||27 November 2016(aged 81)|
|Place of death||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|1953–1959||East Fremantle||122 (93)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1959.
Alan Thomas Preen (4 July 1935 – 27 November 2016) was a sportsman who played Australian rules football with East Fremantle in the WANFL and first-class cricket for Western Australia during the 1950s. He is a half forward flanker in East Fremantle's official 'Team of the Century'.
Preen was mainly a centre half forward but could also be used in the ruck. He played at East Fremantle between 1953 and 1959, a career which yielded 122 senior games with Best and fairest award wins in 1954 and 1958 as well as a premiership in 1957. He regularly represented Western Australia at interstate football, in all playing 15 state games, with his performance in 1958 earning him All-Australian selection.
As a cricketer, Preen was a left-arm medium-pace bowler and from his 13 first-class matches from 1953/54 to 1956/57 took 28 wickets at 34.96. His best innings bowling figures of 6/97 were taken against Victoria at the St Kilda Cricket Ground and included the wickets of Neil Harvey, Sam Loxton and Colin McDonald.
Preen died on 27 November 2016 after a long illness.