Haydn Robins

Haydn Robins (born 9 August 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Haydn Robins
Personal information
Full name Haydn Robins
Date of birth (1972-08-09) 9 August 1972
Original team(s) Ringwood
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1993 Melbourne 20 (1)
1994 Richmond 4 (1)
Total 24 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1994.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

After winning the Melbourne reserves best and fairest award in 1991, the Ringwood recruit broke into the Melbourne seniors for the first time in round nine of the 1992 AFL season.[2] He made a total of 20 appearances for Melbourne over two seasons, then made his way to Richmond, via the 1994 Pre-Season Draft.[3] A defender, he played just four senior games for Richmond.[4]

In 1995 he began playing in the South Australian National Football League, for Woodville-West Torrens. Robins later returned to Victoria and had stints at Sandringham, Ringwood and Somerville.[5] He joined Beaconsfield Football Club in 2009, and successfully went from a messy back pocket plumber to an enigmatic full forward kicking over 100 goals in his first year at the club, which led to them winning their first premiership in 20 years. An exponent of the speccy, and with his greased back hair and gloves became the most watched player in the competition.

He went on to play in 3 more premierships with the club and kick over 100 goals one more time. He became coach of the club in 2006 & 2007, but he couldn't replicate his on-field success as a coach.

He coached Paynesville in the East Gippsland Football league in 2009 and 2010.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. "Haydn Robins". Demon Wiki.
  3. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  4. "AFL Tables: Haydn Robins". afltables.com.
  5. "Beaconhills College profile". beaconhills.vic.edu.au.
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