Les Woodford

Les Woodford (11 May 1897 – 23 May 1965) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Les Woodford
Woodford in May 1925
Personal information
Full name Leslie Victor Woodford
Date of birth 11 May 1897
Place of birth Hawthorn, Victoria
Date of death 23 May 1965(1965-05-23) (aged 68)
Place of death Camberwell, Victoria
Original team(s) Camberwell
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925 Hawthorn 13 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Originally from Camberwell,[1] Woodford played for Hawthorn in their inaugural VFL season in 1925.[2] He was the first Hawthorn player to kick five goals in a game, doing so in their round three loss to Collingwood.[3] By the end of the year he had kicked 20 goals, which was enough to top their goal-kicking.[3]

The next season, he returned to Camberwell.[4]


  1. "FOOTBALL". The Argus. Melbourne. 30 April 1925. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. "AFL Tables: Les Woodford". afltables.com.
  4. The Argus,"Football: Movements of Players", 21 April 1926, p. 16

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