It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of Club legend Brian Tomlinson. He had been in ill health for some time. Our sincere condolences go out to his family. Brian would have been 82 next month.
Brian was an absolute gentleman and his contribution to the Bloods will never be forgotten.
- Life Member
- Team of the Decade selection 1950s, 60s & 70s Only player to be named in 3 separate decades
- All Stars team selection 1950 to 1999
- Games 250+
- Coach 1965, 66,67, 68, 69, 69, 76 & 77
- Treasurer 1978, 70 & 80
- Best & Fairest winner 1959, 60 & 70 No other player has won B&F in three separate decades.
- Dual Premiership player 1958 & 1966 ( captain/coach)
- Interleague representative on numerous occasions.
- Past Players President for many years
Brian started playing open age for Bloods at fifteen and played his first senior game on the eve of his 16th birthday.
Quote from Brian in our publication : Warrandyte Football Club. A One Hundred Year History 1906 to 2006
“As far as I know we were the only Warrandyte side to win a premiership without being paid” he says.
“They’d sooner a fight than a feed, but they loved their football”