Fred Froude

Frederick Ernest Froude (3 July 1910 - 16 June 1978)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and coached St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fred Froude
Froude during his Collingwood career
Personal information
Full name Frederick Ernest Froude
Date of birth (1910-07-03)3 July 1910
Place of birth Mount Lyell, Tasmania[1]
Date of death 16 June 1978(1978-06-16) (aged 67)
Place of death Kew, Victoria
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1939 Collingwood 148 (41)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1948–1950 St Kilda 56 (14–41–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1939.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1950.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Although Froude played most of his career as a half back flanker, he started as a forward and kicked 30 goals in the 1931 VFL season.[3][4] He played in five grand finals for three premierships; 1930, 1935 and 1936.[3] In 1948, nine years after retiring, Froude returned to the VFL as coach of St Kilda.[5] Before the war he had been coach of Brighton.[6]


  1. WW2 Nominal Roll - Frederick Ernest Froude Noting that Mount Lyell, was the name of a small community located on the ridge between Gormanston, Tasmania and the Mount Lyell mine workings on the south west side of the western end of Mount Lyell, Tasmania - see The Peaks of Lyell for more details]
  2. "Fred Froude". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  3. "Biography". Australian
  4. "Fred Froude". AFL Tables.
  5. "Coaching Record". AFL Tables.
  6. "Froude Coach of Brighton". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 26 February 1941. p. 14. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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