Doug Oliphant
Personal information
Full name Douglas Oliphant
Date of birth 29 January 1911
Place of birth Boulder, Western Australia
Date of death 3 March 1999(1999-03-03) (aged 88)
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–1940, 1945 Perth 214
1942 Fitzroy 7 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 19?.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Douglas Oliphant (29 January 1911 – 3 March 1999)[1][2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Perth in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL) and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[3]

Oliphant had a decorated career at Perth, culminating in him being named as a follower in the club's official Team of the Century. Also used as a key forward, he was Perth's leading goal-kicker on four occasions, in 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1940.[4] His 84 goals in 1931 was also enough to top the league's goal-kicking. Oliphant won two best and fairests for Perth and was runner up in the 1936 Sandover Medal, to George Moloney. He also represented Western Australia at interstate football on six occasions.[1]

After captaining Perth in 1940, Oliphant spent the 1941 season as playing coach of Kalgoorlie City in the Goldfields National Football League and steered the club to a premiership. He was then transferred to Melbourne due to his work in the military and made seven appearances for Fitzroy in the 1942 VFL season.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Douglas Oliphant - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Family Genealogy". Ancestry. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  4. ^ "Doug Oliphant (Perth)". WAFL Online.
  5. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia.
  6. ^ AFL Tables: Doug Oliphant