Ted Pool

Herbert Edwin "Ted" Pool (9 November 1905 – 11 February 1975)[1][2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[3]

Ted Pool
Pool's football card
Personal information
Full name Herbert Edwin Pool
Date of birth (1905-11-09)9 November 1905
Place of birth Boulder, Western Australia
Date of death 11 February 1975(1975-02-11) (aged 68)
Place of death Glen Iris, Victoria
Original team(s) Kalgoorlie City
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1938 Hawthorn 200 (230)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 7 (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Career highlights
  • Hawthorn leading goalkicker - 1933
  • Victorian interstate representative (7 games)
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com


Pool was a rover, and by playing 200 games of VFL football he became the first ever West Australian born player to reach the milestone.

Despite his ability, playing for Victoria seven times, Hawthorn were a very poor team during his career.

Pool is (as of 2014) one of only five players in the AFL/VFL to play 200 games or more without playing a final (the others are Steve Smith and Gary Hardeman of Melbourne and Geoff Cunningham and Trevor Barker of St. Kilda).

See also


  1. http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/F/family_history.aspx?uid=8948-7352-6630-2234 Pool is registration number 925 in 1905 in district of Boulder
  2. "Hawthorn Football Club Hall of Fame". Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
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