Woods in 1935
|Full name||Bervin Robert Woods|
|Date of birth||9 January 1910|
|Place of birth||Koondrook, Victoria|
|Date of death||13 January 2002 92)(aged|
|Original team(s)||Brunswick / Mortlake|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Despite spending only six seasons at Collingwood, Woods played in five Grand Finals, all in succession from 1936 to 1940. These included premierships in 1935 and 1936. He was mostly a defender and could also played effectively in the ruck.
Woods was involved in controversy in the 1950 VFL pre-season when he left his job as coach of Collingwood's reserves to replace the retired Jock McHale as senior coach.
As the club were seeking a non-playing coach, Phonse Kyne announced his retirement and applied for the job — the five applicants were Harry Chesswas, Harry Collier, Phonse Kyne, Harold Rumney, and Bervin Woods — but Kyne was passed up in favour of Woods. The majority of Collingwood supporters were not happy to see Woods get the job ahead of Kyne and jeered both him and the committee during a practice game in April.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bervin Woods.|
- "Bervin Woods". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- B. Woods New Coach at Collingwood, The Age, (Friday, 14 April 1950), p.16.
- Spaull, R., "Bervin Woods - Five Days as Coach of Collingwood", Boyles Football Photos, 30 January 2015.
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.