Kevin MorrisKevin Morris was born on 20 August 1950, attending Salesian from 1961 to 1967. Kevin began his football career at VFA club Waverley, making his first senior appearance for Richmond Football Club in Round 11 of the 1971 season, at 20 years of age. From that point on, Kevin was virtually an automatic selection in the Richmond side each week. Kevin became one of Richmond’s most consistent performers over the next few seasons, using his football talents in a variety of on-field roles, including half-forward, half-back, centre, ruck-rover and full-forward. Kevin played 181 games for Richmond and Collingwood from 1971 to 1981, including two premierships. Richmond FC honoured Kevin in 2014 as their ‘Coming Home Hero’. “Wherever he played, Morris knew no other way than giving it everything he had.”
In his football career, Kevin coached over 200 senior VFL and AFL games for Essendon, Richmond and St Kilda. He was also Chairman of Selectors and Victorian Metropolitan Recruiting Manager at Essendon FC, and inaugural Head Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport/AFL Academy in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Kevin is an accredited AFL umpire, and has lectured at coaching and umpiring seminars in the US, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. A licensed hotel keeper for over 20 years, Kevin raised tens of thousands of dollars for St John of God, a home for the disabled in Greensborough.
Hall of Fame Inductee - AFL Footballer
Richmond Football Club Website
Morris a Coming Home Hero