Polly Farmer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Polly Farmer

Australian rules footballer and coach

Date of Birth: 10-Mar-1935

Place of Birth: North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 14-Aug-2019

Profession: Australian rules footballer, Australian rules football coach

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Polly Farmer

  • Graham Vivian Farmer (10 March 1935 – 14 August 2019), known as Polly Farmer, was an Australian rules football player and coach who revolutionised ruckwork and handballing. Born in Western Australia, Farmer joined the East Perth Football Club as a ruckman in 1953, where he won several awards and contributed to the team winning three premierships.
  • In 1962, he was recruited to the Victorian Football League (VFL), which would become the Australian Football League (AFL) almost three decades later.
  • Farmer played 101 games for the Geelong Football Club and also captained the team for three seasons.
  • He returned to Western Australia in 1968 and became the captain/coach of the West Perth Football Club, leading the club to premierships against East Perth in 1969 and 1971.
  • After retiring as a player, he coached Geelong and East Perth, and Western Australia's first state of origin team. Farmer was made an official Legend of Australian rules football and is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
  • The Graham Farmer Freeway in his hometown of Perth is named in his honour.
  • Farmer was also the patron of the educational, not-for-profit Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, founded in 1995.

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