Ike Woods

Ike Woods (20 August 1879 – 28 September 1962)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ike Woods
Cigarette card of Woods in 1905
Personal information
Date of birth (1879-08-20)20 August 1879
Date of death 28 September 1962(1962-09-28) (aged 83)
Original team(s) Wellington
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1901–1906 Geelong 68 (108)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1906.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com


A full-forward who was small in stature, Woods was capable from outside 50 and became known for his accurate place kicks.[1][2]

Woods came to Geelong from local side Wellington and debuted late in the 1901 VFL season. By the end of the year he had made five appearances, the last of which was a semi-final loss to Collingwood.[3] He topped Geelong's goal-kicking for the first time in 1902, with 16 goals, despite only appearing in the opening eight rounds.[4][5] In 1903 he played every game and kicked a club high 34 goals, six of them in a win over Essendon at Corio Oval.[5][4][6] That season he missed out on winning the VFL Leading Goal-kicker Award by one goal, to Collingwood's Teddy Lockwood.[5] He was Geelong's top goal-kicker again in 1904 and 1905, with 20 goals and 19 goals respectively.[5] His season ended after eight rounds in 1906, omitted from the team for "inattention to practice".[4][7]

He left for Victorian Football Association club Prahran in 1907.[8][9]


  1. "Ike Woods - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  3. "Geelong V. South Melbourne". Geelong Advertiser. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 29 July 1901. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. "Ike Woods - Games Played". AFL Tables. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  6. "Football Notes". The Australasian. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 25 July 1903. p. 21. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  7. "Geelong v. Essendon". Geelong Advertiser. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1906. p. 4. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  8. "Prahran Football Club". Malvern Standard. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 27 April 1907. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  9. "The Association". Prahran Telegraph. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 18 May 1907. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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