Bill Tymms

Image DOB: 16 August 1903
Died: 9 June 1989

Debut: Round 1, 1925 against St. Kilda at MCG
Last Game: Round 9, 1933 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval

From: CBC St Kilda/St Kevin's/St Kilda CYMS/St. Kilda/Prahran

Number: 27 1925-1933

Premiership Player - 1926
150 Heroes selection
Victorian state player - 1929, 1931 (7 games)

Games: 91 (99 total)
Goals: 7 (12 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Tymms started his career at St. Kilda with eight games in 1922 and 1923 but moved to Prahran when he couldn't make the grade at the Junction Oval. Invited to train with the Demons in 1925 he played two games, but spent most of his time playing with the Public Service side and was one of their best.

He returned to Melbourne as a regular defender in 1926 and was one of the best defenders in the league as the side won their second premiership. He represented the VFL in a match against the Wimmera League in 1927, and against the VFA in 1931. In a 1929 interstate match in Adelaide he was injured running into a goalpost and missed five weeks.

In 1930 he was pursued by VFA side Northcote, but turned them down to stay at Melbourne. He was married shortly before Melbourne's last game of the season against Hawthorn. Anticipating an easy win he asked for the week off, but the Reds lost and missed the finals. He applied for a clearance to Camberwell in the 1932 pre-season but was rejected.

In early 1933 Tymms was a candidate for the vacant coaching job at Hawthorn, but his application for a clearance was refused and he played the rest of his career at Melbourne.

Tymms later worked as a journalist for The Argus, as Richmond's secretary/VFL delegate from 1955 until 1962 and treasurer between 1960 and 1963. He was later named a Richmond life member and served as a player's advocate at the tribunal.

1925 210
1926 1340
1927 1400
1928 1410
1929 1200
1930 1301
1931 1106
1932 710
1933 500

St Kilda

May have been seriously injured while at St Kilda

The Argus - 30/04/1925
The Argus - 14/05/1926
Football Record R15 1927
Sporting Globe - 18/07/1928
Sporting Globe - 15/09/1928
The Argus - 17/07/1929
Sporting Globe - 14/05/1930
Football Record VFA vs VFL 1931
Age - 08/03/1932
Age - 16/03/1932
Narendera Argus - 11/08/1933
The Argus - 03/08/1955
Football Record R16 1955
Football Record R6 1961

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