Greg Eppelstun
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-11-16) 16 November 1966 (age 55)
Original team(s) Won Wron Woodside
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–1992 Footscray 102 (1)
1993 North Melbourne 001 (0)
Total 103 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Greg Eppelstun (born 16 November 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL/AFL.

Footscray career

Debuting with the Footscray Football Club in 1986, he was a reliable defender from Won Wron Woodside who went on to play 102 games (for 1 goal), and represented Victoria in State of Origin football in 1991.[1]

North Melbourne career

After only playing one game for Footscray midway through the 1992 season, in which he earned a Brownlow Medal vote as the third best player on the ground, Eppelstun was dropped back to the reserves for the remainder of the season. He then transferred to the North Melbourne Football Club for the 1993 season. He played the opening round of the 1993 AFL season for North, making his debut together with future North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley and 300-game player John Blakey.[2] He injured his groin during the match and was replaced the next week by future 300 game player, Glenn Archer.[3] He struggled with injury throughout the rest of the year and retired at the end of the season without playing another AFL game.

References

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 186. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. ^ Linnell, Stephen (26 March 1993). "Mitchell rushed into Pie line-up". The Age.
  3. ^ Linnell, Stephen (1 April 1993). "Sydney picks 10 new players". The Age.