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Harvey Kelly
Personal information
Full name William Harvey Kelly
Date of birth (1883-03-24)24 March 1883
Place of birth St Kilda, Victoria
Date of death 30 July 1944(1944-07-30) (aged 61)
Place of death Croydon, Victoria
Original team(s) Graham Street Wesleys
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902 South Melbourne 09 0(4)
1903–1904 East Fremantle 24 (35)
1905–1906 South Fremantle 33
1907–1909 Carlton 43 (75)
1910–1911 Lefroy 18
1913–1914 South Melbourne 40 (48)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1913 South Melbourne 19 (14–4–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Harvey "Duff" Kelly (24 March 1883 – 30 July 1944) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Western Australian Harvey Kelly played most of his games at centre half forward and was noted for his long, accurate drop and place kicks. He started out at South Melbourne in 1902 but after just one season returned home and joined East Fremantle. A member of East's 1904 premiership team, he crossed to rivals South Fremantle in 1905. His brothers Ernie and Otto, who both had VFL careers, played beside him at South Fremantle.

While in Western Australia, Kelly played two first-class cricket matches for the state, as a bowler.[1]

Kelly went to Carlton in 1907 and participated in their premiership side that year. The following season Carlton won all of the 14 games that Kelly played in and added another premiership to their tally, with the forward kicking a goal in the Grand Final. Also in 1908 he represented Victoria at the Melbourne Carnival. He kicked a career best 28 goals in 1909 and made his third successive Grand Final, only to lose to his old club South Melbourne.

In both 1910 and 1911, Kelly played his football in Tasmania for the Lefroy Football Club. He impressed enough to represent Tasmania at the 1911 Adelaide Carnival.

He toured New Zealand in 1912, with the South Melbourne Cricket Club.

Although Carlton refused to clear him initially, he was signed up by South Melbourne as coach for the 1913 season. Under Kelly the club finished the home and away season in second position but struggled in the finals and failed to make the premiership decider. His last game in the VFL was the 1914 VFL Grand Final, which South Melbourne lost to Carlton.

See also


  1. ^ "William Kelly". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2017.