Eric Glass

Image DOB: 22 February 1910
Died: 29 July 1985

Debut: Round 1, 1933 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Round 13, 1938 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval

From: Austral/Northam/East Fremantle

Number: 16 (1933-1938)

Leading Goalkicker - 1936

Games: 78
Goals: 135
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

The man nicknamed "Tarzan" because of his tenacious forward play notched up 55 games for East Fremantle from 1927 and was recruited to Melbourne in 1933 after kicking 44 goals in the previous season. He had played in two premierships in Perth.

Lured to Melbourne with the promise of a job on the MCG ground staff, Glass started life at Melbourne as a midfielder before moving back into the forward line in 1936 where he formed a winning combination with Norm Smith. In Round 6 he was mistakenly reported for striking when the umpire meant to report Les Jones. The case was withdrawn by the Tribunal when the mix-up was revealed.

In 1938, Glass badly injured his ankle playing in a combined Melbourne/St Kilda side against East Fremantle in the week after Round 13 and didn't appear for the club again.

In 1939 he joined Williamstown and the side won a premiership in his first season. He played for them until leaving at the end of 1941 when he enlisted in the Air Force. He appeared with an RAAF team called TG in 1944, before being discharged as a corporal and returned to Williamstown for one last season in 1945, where he was named vicee-captain. The side won another premiership that year. In total he played 82 games for 54 goals in the VFA.

In the 1930s and 1940s Glass worked as a scoreboard operator at the MCG.

In 2003 he was named ruck-rover in Williamstown's team of the century. His son Kevin played in Melbourne's underage grades from 1959 to 1961.

1933 1387
1934 17203
1935 13211
1936 19560
1937 8170
1938 8130
Tribunal Record
Round 6, 1936 Striking Withdrawn
Round 13, 1936 Violently shaking Not Guilty

Interstate recruits
Players who served during war

This article says he was born on 2 February. Also shown as from Goomalling, where the Austral club was located.

Weekly Gazette - 16/02/1932
Football Record R2 1933
Age - 28/07/1938
Herald - 19/04/1939
Herald - 03/08/1944
Sporting Globe - 13/10/1934
Sporting Globe - 17/10/1934
Argus - 10/06/1936
Sporting Globe - 03/03/1948

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