Bruce Armstrong (Australian footballer)

Bruce Armstrong (3 November 1943 5 September 2004) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Bruce Armstrong
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-11-03)3 November 1943
Date of death 5 September 2004(2004-09-05) (aged 60)
Original team(s) Scottsdale
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1965–1966 Essendon 7 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Armstrong, a Tasmanian, was recruited from Scottsdale.[1][2] Used as a follower and defender, Armstrong played with the seconds from 1963, with his seven senior appearances coming in the 1965 VFL season (4) and 1966 VFL season (3).[3][4] He captain-coached Hampden Football League club Warrnambool in 1968 and 1969.[5][6] From 1970 to 1972, Armstrong played with Launceston in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association, the first as coach.[3][7] In 1973 he went to Longford, also in the NTFA.[3][8]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. The Age, "McKenzie Has Solid Run", 17 April 1963, p. 12
  3. "Armstrong, Bruce". Essendon Football Club. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. (archived)
  4. "Bruce Armstrong". AFL Tables.
  5. "Coaches History" (PDF). Warrnambool Football Club. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2014. (PDF)
  6. The Age, "Colac to be challenged", 2 May 1969, p. 12
  7. "Honour Roll". Launceston Football Club.
  8. Devaney, John (2009). The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia Of Australian Football Clubs. Full Points Publications. ISBN 978-0-9556897-3-4.
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