Roger Kerr (footballer)

Roger Alan Kerr (born 18 December 1960) is a former Australian rules football player and coach. He played 85 games with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), including the 1985 premiership, and 24 games with Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), including the 1988 premiership. He later coached WAFL side Claremont.

Roger Kerr
Personal information
Full name Roger Alan Kerr
Date of birth (1960-12-18) 18 December 1960
Place of birth Calcutta, India
Original team(s) East Fremantle JFC
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–87, 1989 East Fremantle 85 (114)
1988 Port Adelaide 24 (23)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2008–09 Claremont 25 (6–19–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Career highlights


Kerr was born in Calcutta to an English metallurgist and his Indian wife, and moved to Perth at age seven, where he played for the East Fremantle juniors.[1] He made his senior WAFL debut in 1981, and played in the Sharks' 1985 premiership victory. In 1988, he moved to Port Adelaide in the SANFL, where he spent one season as player and football manager, playing in the club's premiership victory over Glenelg. He returned to East Fremantle for the 1989 season, and retired at the end of the season.

Kerr coached the South Fremantle colts team for three years from 2002 to 2004, which included two premierships, before being appointed coach of Claremont for the 2008 season. He was sacked after round six of the 2009 season after Claremont lost their first five games.[2]


His daughter, Sam Kerr, has represented the Matildas (the Australian women's soccer team)[3] and was named MVP of the National Women's Soccer League in the U.S. in 2017.[4] and young Australian of the year 2018. His son, Daniel Kerr, played football for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).


  1. "What Makes Him Run". The Age. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  2. Winless Tigers sack Kerr – Published 26 April 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. Samantha Kerr proves sporting talent runs in the family – Published 12 November 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  4. Purdy, Jacqueline (20 October 2017). "NWSL MVP: Sam Kerr, Sky Blue FC". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
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