Geof Motley


Geof Motley

Infobox afl player | firstname = Geof
lastname = Motley




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originalteam = Port Adelaide, (SANFL)
dead = alive
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debutteam = Port Adelaide
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playingteams = Port Adelaide, SANFL (1953-1966)
* 258 games, 156 goals
coach = coach
coachingteams = Port Adelaide (1959-1961)North Adelaide (1967 - 1969)
statsend = 2005
careerhighlights =
* Captain of Port Adelaide, 8 years
* Member of 9 premiership teams for Port Adelaide
* Four time best and fairest for Port Adelaide
* Played 28 matches for South Australia
* Magarey Medallist 1964
* Life Member - Port Adelaide Football Club
* Life Member - SANFL
* Port Adelaide Team of the Century (named in 2001)
* Inducted into the SANFL Hall of Fame in 2002
* Inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2008

Geof Motley OAM was an Australian Rules Football player and coach who played for SANFL side Port Adelaide. Motley was born near Alberton Oval, the home ground of the Port Adelaide Football Club, and grew up supporting Port Adelaide.Phelan, J, [http://www.afl.com.au/News/NewsArticle/tabid/208/Default.aspx?newsId=59336 "Mots Joins The Greats"] afl.com.au, 8 May 2008, accessed 7 June 2008]

For eight seasons (1959-1966) Motley captained the then dominating team of the League, including a stint as captain-coach from 1959 to 1961. He was the only man to appear in all nine of the Magpies premiership teams between 1954 and 1965. He played a total of 258 SANFL games for Port between 1953 and 1966 and also represented South Australia on 28 occasions. [http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/m.htm#Geof%20Motley%20(Port%20Adelaide%20&%20North%20Adelaide) "Full Points Footy Biography"] fullpointsfooty.net.au] During his career, Motley was never dropped from the league team and was never reported.

Motley was named Port Adelaide's best and fairest player in 1958, 1959, 1963, and 1965; and won the Magarey Medal in 1964. [http://afl.com.au/tabid/208/default.aspx?newsid=59328 "Profile: Geof Motley"] afl.com.au, 8 May 2008, accessed 7 June 2008]

Motley was captain-coach of the Magpies 1959 premiership winning side. He later went on to coach North Adelaide in 1967-1969, taking the club to 3rd, 3rd, and 5th.

His son, Peter Motley played for Sturt and Carlton.

Since retiring, Motley has been bestowed with several honours including life membership of Port Adelaide and the SANFL, and membership of the South Australian Football Hall of Fame and the AFL Hall of Fame. In 2001 Motley was named on a half-back flank in Port Adelaide's 'Greatest Team of All Time'.

Note: "Geof" is the correct spelling of his name.

External links

* [http://www.sanfl.com.au/default.aspx?s=historydisplay&aid=98180 SANFL]
* [http://www.portmagpies.com.au/ Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club]
* [http://www.nafc.com.au/history/coaches.aspx North Adelaide Football Club]

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