Trevor Obst

Trevor Obst (21 June 1940 1 December 2015)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1960s and 1970s.[2]

Trevor Obst
Personal information
Nickname(s) Bubbles
Date of birth 21 June 1940
Date of death 1 December 2015(2015-12-01) (aged 75)
Position(s) Back Pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1972 Port Adelaide 200 (49)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1960–1967 South Australia 8
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
Career highlights

Nicknamed "Bubbles",[3] Obst was a back pocket specialist but occasionally ventured into the forward line and was used at times as a rover. In 1967 he was a surprise winner of the Magarey Medal, becoming the tenth Port Adelaide player to have won the award. He was a member of Port Adelaide premiership teams in 1959, 1962, 1963 and 1965. When he retired in 1972 he had played 205 games for the club as well as six interstate matches for South Australia.

Personal life

Obst came from a famous Port Adelaide family; his father Ken, brother Peter and nephew Andrew all played with distinction for Port Adelaide.[4]

Obst's grandson Brad Ebert is a current player with Port Adelaide in the AFL.


  1. "The Advertiser Tributes". The Advertiser. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  3. Fjeldstad, Jesper. "Brad Ebert's back in the Power fold". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  4. Rucci, Michelangelo (29 May 2009). "Father-son rule misses mark for Williams". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 5 May 2012.

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