Roy Bent

Roy Bent (1900 – 7 October 1975) was an Australian rules footballer who played with the Norwood Football Club in the South Australian Football Association. He was the competitions leading goal kicker on four occasions 1921, 1924, 1925 and 1926. Late in the 1923 minor round Roy Bent was suspended for six matches for throwing the ball at a boundary umpire and 'bruising his chest'.[2] Later in the year he was jokingly awarded a leather medal in remembrance of his suspension.[3] He was killed in a car accident in 1975.[2]

Roy Bent
Personal information
Full name Roy Edward Kimberley Bent
Nickname(s) Cool Alec
Date of birth 1900
Place of birth Broken Hill, New South Wales
Date of death (aged 75)
Place of death Mount Gambier, South Australia
Original team(s) North Broken Hill[1]
Position(s) Full Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1921 – 1928 Norwood 98 (333)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 17 (60)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
Career highlights
  • 2x Norwood premiership player (1922, 1925)
  • 4x SANFL leading goal kicker (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926)
  • 5x Norwood leading goalkicker


  1. "Football". Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 20 July 1921. p. 3. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. "REDLEGS MUSEUM - PLAYERS". Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. "Roy Edward Kimberley "Cool Alec" Bent 1900–1975 - McClimont - Cox Family Tree". Retrieved 22 November 2014.
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