Ted Flemming (footballer)

Edward Joseph "Ted" Flemming (30 October 1902, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played 229 games for West Perth in the WAFL/WANFL from 1922 to 1938. He is a half back flanker in West Perth's official 'Team of the Century'.

Ted Flemming
Personal information
Full name Edward Joseph Flemming
Date of birth (1902-10-30)30 October 1902
Date of death Unknown
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1938 West Perth 229 (182)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Flemming was a versatile player and despite spending a lot of his career as a defender topped the league's goal kicking in 1925 with 50 goals. A dual West Perth Best and fairest winner, Flemming also won a Sandover Medal in 1930. He captained West Perth in the 1931 season and played in three premiership teams during the 1930s.

He was a regular interstate football representative for Western Australia and played in a variety of positions for his state.

Leading player and coach Johnny Leonard considered Flemming to be one of the most freakish footballers he ever saw, surpassed only by South Melbourne champion full forward Bob Pratt.[1]

Flemming served in the RAAF during World War 2 based in Eastern Victoria and later worked at Essendon Aerodrome in the early 1960s.

References

  1. "South Melbourne's Touring Team". 'The West Australian'. 11 July 1950. p. 15.
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