Trevor Sprigg
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Murdoch
In office
26 February 2005 – 17 January 2008
Preceded byMike Board
Succeeded byChristian Porter
Personal details
Born(1946-08-10)10 August 1946
Wagin, Western Australia
Died17 January 2008(2008-01-17) (aged 61)
Fremantle, Western Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal

Trevor Raymond Sprigg (10 August 1946 – 17 January 2008) was an Australian politician and legislator from Western Australia, as well as a former football star. Sprigg, a member of the Liberal Party, was the Liberal Party legislative whip as well as the member for the electorate of Murdoch in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.[1]

Sprigg was elected to his seat in the Western Australian general election in 2005.[1]

Personal life

Sprigg was born in Wagin, Western Australian in 1946[2] and was widely known as a sports enthusiast and athlete.[1] He was a lifetime member of the East Fremantle Football Club and played a total of 152 League games for the club.[1] Sprigg also worked at various other football clubs as a coach, chairman of selectors, captain and football manager. For example, he worked for the West Coast Eagles Football Club from 1990 to 1992.[1] Sprigg also worked as a consultant to the Western Australian Football Commission during the planning and formation of the Fremantle Football Club.

Additionally, Sprigg worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as several radio stations and newspapers, as a part-time columnist and football commentator.[1] He was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

Sprigg was married and had five children (Sharon, Natalie, Jarrod, Travis and Brett) and seven grandchildren.[1]

Death

Trevor Sprigg died from a heart attack at Fremantle Hospital in Perth on 17 January 2008 at the age of 61.[1]

His heart attack and subsequent death prevented him from attending a partyroom meeting that day which saw Troy Buswell replace Paul Omodei as Liberal leader.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Trevor Sprigg dead at 61". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Trevor Sprigg MLA". 16 February 2007. Archived from the original on 20 January 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Buswell new WA Liberal leader - ABC News".