Leo Wescott
Leo Wescott 1923.jpg
Wescott in 1923
Personal information
Full name Henry David Wescott
Date of birth 8 July 1900
Place of birth Clifton Hill, Victoria
Date of death 25 February 1970(1970-02-25) (aged 69)
Place of death Fitzroy, Victoria
Original team(s) Collingwood District
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1932 Collingwood 143 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1932.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Henry David 'Leo' Wescott (8 July 1900 – 25 February 1970)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Wescott was a back pocket specialist and started his career at Collingwood in 1922. He played in the Collingwood premiership sides of 1927 and 1929.

In 1930 he moved to Tasmania where he played for Longford in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association, winning the Tasman Shields Trophy for the competition's Best and Fairest player. He returned to Collingwood in 1931 before playing his last game for the Magpies at the end of the 1932 season.

After a season at Kyneton, Wescott spent five years as captain-coach Prahran and steered them to the 1937 premiership. He finished his coaching career with a stint at Sandringham.

References

  1. ^ "Leo Wescott". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 2 September 2014.