Haydn William BUNTON (SNR)

Year Inducted 2017
Date of Birth 5th July 1911

PLAYER: 1931-45

GAMES: 226; Fitzroy 119; Subiaco 72; Port Adelaide 17; WA 3; Vic 15

HONOURS: Brownlow Medal 1931-32, 35; Sandover Medal 1938-39, 41 AFL Hall of Fame legend 1996

Already a legend when he arrived in Perth, he left with his reputation enhanced, if that is possible.  In addition to his Sandovers and fairest and bests, he led the club’s goal-kicking over his four seasons in Perth and played for WA in 1938-39.  Arguably the most impressive individual trophy cabinet in football, he is still rated as one of the greatest rovers.  He was captain-coach of Subiaco in each of his Sandover Medal years and had also been captain-coach at Fitzroy in 1936. Bunton rounded off an extraordinary career playing for Port Adelaide, coaching North Adelaide and even umpiring in the SANFL.