Gary Shaw (Australian footballer)

Gary Shaw (born 13 February 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Gary Shaw
Personal information
Full name Gary Shaw
Date of birth (1959-02-13) 13 February 1959
Original team(s) Western Districts (QAFL)
Draft No. 3, 1982 interstate draft
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983–84, 1986 Collingwood 32 (33)
1987 Brisbane Bears 6 (5)
Total 38 (38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Queenslander Gary Shaw started at Western Districts before moving west to Claremont where he was a WAFL premiership player in 1981. In the Grand Final he shared the Simpson Medal with Maurice Rioli of South Fremantle. A 'Best and Fairest' winner in 1982, Shaw represented Western Australia at interstate football.

Shaw, an on baller, crossed to Collingwood in 1983 but struggled to make an impact. He had his best season in 1984 when he kicked 21 goals and took part in their finals campaign. His stint at Brisbane was also unsuccessful.

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