RIP Ken Judge

WA launch


Ken Judge, pictured with Paul Daffey, launched the 2008 Footy Almanac at Gil Fraser Reserve home of the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club. He came immaculately dressed, as always, and very well prepared.

Ken enjoyed the function, made us laugh and kicked on with a few beers. The Almanac, he said, gave a great fans’ eye view of the season.

Noted for his beautiful kicking, he was a premiership player with East Fremantle (1979) and Hawthorn (1983), dual East Fremantle premiership coach (1992 and 1994), an assistant at Carlton for their last flag in 1995 and AFL coach with Hawthorn and West Coast.

Ken Judge died today 15 January 2016 – it was his 58th birthday.

About Les Everett

A Footy Almanac veteran, Les Everett is the author of Gravel Rash: 100 Years of Goldfields Football and Fremantle Dockers: An Illustrated History. He is the WAFL correspondent and uses the money he makes from that role to pay for his expensive websites and and fund the extravagant Vin Maskell at


  1. Aaaagh. Way too soon. RIP Judgey.

  2. Very sad news, as I thought Ken had beaten the dreaded Big C. I always enjoyed his hard-hitting analysis of the game. Rest In Peace, Ken, and commiserations to your family.

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