Grant Wilmot, Australian football player, Died at 59


Grant Wilmot was born on October 15, 1956, and died on July 3, 2016.

He was an Australian rules footballer.

Wilmot played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

He played his junior football at Diamond Valley Football League club Montmorency and broke into their seniors in 1974.

Grant Wilmot was a member of Montmorency’s 1976 premiership team.

Grant Wilmot played for Preston in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), from 1977 to 1979.

Wilmot played in the 1978 VFA Grand Final, which Preston lost to Prahran.

Previously, he fought a professional boxing bout as a middleweight in 1976, received a six-week suspension for his actions during the game.

Grant made five senior appearances for Collingwood in the 1980 VFL season.

Wilmot best performance, which earned him three Brownlow Medal votes, came in a win over St Kilda at Victoria Park, where he had 20 disposals and kicked four goals.

His injuries brought an early end to his VFL career and he spent the rest of his playing career at Montmorency, Heidelberg West and Eltham.

He was in Heidelberg West in 1982, Wilmot finished second, to Wayne Headlam, in the Frank Smith Medal.

Grant Wilmot passed away at 59 years old.