AFLPA: JTH chats with Brad Boyd

Fate toyed with Brad Boyd. He was blessed with tremendous footy talent, but he had major problems with chronic injuries which forced a his premature retirement. John Harms caught up with him for a chat.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Jamie Simmons says

    Though I know this one wasn’t specifically for my benefit John, I think I will have enjoyed this more than most. I was devastated when Roosy left but elected to stay with the number 1 once I heard Boyd would take over the number and the captaincy.
    Sad to think how quickly some players can be forgotten. Boyd was a wonderful player, good enough to represent Victoria I might add, whose own body was his toughest opponent.
    I remember him going to the trouble of having bio-mechanics experts trying to re-programme his running style in a bid to try and give him a shot at playing footy again. Wasn’t meant to be.
    Enjoyed that John, thank you.
    p.s Looks like you just missed Happy Hour.

  2. Earl O'Neill says

    Great stuff, thanx.

  3. Northerly says

    A most enjoyable interview with a gifted player plagued by injuries.

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    What a cracking, level headed bloke he is.

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