Andrew Lockyer

Andrew Alan Lockyer (born 7 July 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the VFL/AFL during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also had a long career with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League.

Andrew Lockyer
Personal information
Full name Andrew Lockyer
Date of birth (1965-07-07) 7 July 1965
Original team(s) Northampton / East Fremantle
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Full-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1992 West Coast Eagles 78 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lockyer was a member of West Coast’s inaugural VFL season and made his debut in the same match as David Hart. He began his career as a forward, but shifted during his second season to defence and established himself as part of a champion backline in 1991. He played in West Coast's 1991 Grand Final side which lost to Hawthorn, but after that was quickly discarded by Eagle selectors when the team underachieved early in 1992.

Before and after his career with the Eagles, Lockyer played in the WAFL as a forward for East Fremantle, winnings premierships in 1985, 1992 and 1994, besides kicking fourteen goals in one match against Perth during the 1995 season.

After Lockeyer retired as a player he moved into coaching with West Perth for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. After having won the 1999 premiership, the Falcons failed to qualify for the finals in either of Lockyer’s seasons as coach, and he moved into junior coaching with his old club East Fremantle; however as a result of the resignation of Rod Lester-Smith during a disastrous 2004 season that saw the blue and whites finish last for the first time since their inaugural season of 1898,[1] Lockyer took over as caretaker coach for the last ten rounds. He later coached their underage team and won the 2007 JJ Leonard Medal.

References

  1. Reid, Russell; ‘Lockyer Calls on Sharks’ Players to Stand Up’; The Game, p. 11; from The West Australian, 14 June 2004
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