Les Kaine

Les Kaine (8 August 1936 – 18 August 2012)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Les Kaine
Personal information
Date of birth 8 August 1936
Date of death 18 August 2012(2012-08-18) (aged 76)
Place of death Coleraine, Victoria
Original team(s) Coleraine
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1962 Hawthorn 103 (80)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kaine started his career as a forward but was pushed into defence later in his career. He played a fullback in Hawthorn's winning Grand Final in 1961.

For the rest of the 1960s he played in the Bendigo Football League with Castlemaine and Kyneton. He was the league's leading goal-kicker while playing at Kyneton in 1966, with 84 goals.


  1. Tullberg, Julie (20 August 2012). "Hawks premiership player Les Kaine dies, aged 76". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 August 2014.

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