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Kevin Roberts (Australian footballer)

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Full name  Kevin Neilson Roberts
1960-63 1965-69  St Kilda
Years  Club

Height/Weight  179 cm / 76 kg
Original team(s)  Cheltenham
Name  Kevin Roberts
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Date of birth  (1939-04-11) 11 April 1939 (age 76)

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Kevin 'Noofa' Roberts (born 11 April 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s.

Roberts was recruited from Cheltenham, where he played as a full-back winning a Federal League best & fairest. A left footer, he became a half forward flanker at St Kilda and kicked three goals in a narrow Semi Final loss to Melbourne at the MCG in 1963. He often played on the half forward flank next Darrel Baldock. He came off the bench as a reserve in the 1965 VFL Grand Final loss to Essendon strangely enough wearing number 24 in this match not his usual number 23. After kicking 17 goals in his first eight games in the 1966 VFL season, Roberts broke his collarbone against Melbourne and as a result missed the premiership win.

He also played for Oakleigh in the VFA after retiring from StKilda.

Later he returned to the St Kilda Football club as a development officer helping young recruits like Tony Lockett and Rod Owen. Also as senior running for Alex Jesaulenko in the early 1980's and running for Darrel Baldock in 1987.

These days Noofa as he affectionately known is a keen golfer at Southern Golf Club and a regular at Cheltenham Football matches supporting the Rosellas as a life member and past player and also a regular at StKilda past players days.

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Kevin Roberts (Australian footballer) Wikipedia