Graeme Lee (Australian footballer)
Graeme "Gypsy" Lee (born 12 July 1939) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the VFL during the early 1960s. He also had a noted career in Tasmania and is a half-forward flanker in Launceston's official "Team of the Century".
|Full name||Graeme Justin Lee|
|Date of birth||12 July 1939|
|Place of birth||Tasmania|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|1961–62||St Kilda||18 (7)|
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Early life and career
Lee was born on the North West coast of Tasmania and started his career at Wynyard in 1956 as a wingman. Four years later he moved to the mainland when recruited by St Kilda. His three-year stint at St Kilda saw him manage just 18 senior appearances, with injury preventing him from taking a regular spot in the team.
Return to Tasmania and State selection
When he returned to Tasmania in 1963 he joined Northern Tasmanian Football Association club Launceston and served as captain-coach. His fourth and final destination was East Devonport, where he remained a captain-coach and steered them to a rare premiership in 1968.
Amongst his 11 interstate appearances for Tasmania, Lee captained his state at the 1966 Hobart Carnival, where he finished equal third in the Tassie Medal and earned selection to the All-Australian team.
- http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/118973 VFL Football Record, 16 April 1960 page 28
- https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Iq9PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WJMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1516%2C3347038 The Age, 20 June 1966, page 18