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Geoff Miles
Miles
DOB
10/1/1962
Height
185 cm
Weight
85 kg
Junior club
Ivanhoe Amateurs
Arrived
Foundation signing in 1986
Number
6
Debut
Round 1 1987 vs Richmond
(16th Eagles player)
Games
71
Goals
33
Honours
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
N/A
Last app.
Round 20 1990 vs Melbourne
Departed
Traded to Geelong at the end of the 1991 season for pick 24 (Kane Morphett)
Other clubs
Collingwood (VFL) 1982-1984
Claremont (WAFL) 1985-1991
Geelong (AFL) 1992

Another football journeyman, Geoff Miles joined West Coast's foundation squad after the former Magpie crossed from Victoria to join Claremont in the mid 1980s.

Collingwood careerEdit

A hard-running half-back, Geoff “Joffa” Miles played 31 games for Collingwood in the early 1980s before moving west to join Claremont in 1985.

West Coast careerEdit

He was recruited into West Coast’s inaugural squad and played in the historic first match against Richmond. Miles played 20 games all up in 1987, and then every game for 1988. Proving his versatility, he was swung forward on occasion to good effect, most notably against Footscray when he picked up 4 goals.

He bettered that effort the following year against Carlton, kicking 5 goals. Miles played 18 games during 1989, but could manage only a further 10 in 1990, missing out on the final series.

Miles found himself unable to force his way into the powerful 1991 team, spending the year with Claremont where he played in the Tigers’ premiership. At the end of the season, Geelong showed some interest and he was traded back to Victoria.

Geelong careerEdit

As a Cat, Miles played just the one season (though he still managed more senior games than Kane Morphett, who West Coast had obtained out of the trade). Highlights of his brief career at Kardinia Park included kicking 17 goals in a 3-week purple patch (including 5 against his ex-Eagles teammates), and being a member of the grand final side that went down to West Coast.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

Miles played for local Geelong club Barwon Heads in the Bellarine Football League, and served as president of the club. In 1997 he became the inaugural coach of Peel Thunder, but resigned that position nine games into his second season with the club having won just a single game in his time at the helm.

In 2014, his son Teia was drafted by Hawthorn.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1987 20 1 4 157 66 54 211 24 Clar 2 1
1988 23 15 4 182 74 75 257 25 0
1989 18 11 5 165 71 70 235 15 1 1
1990 10 6 4 76 13 14 90 5 9 1
1991 0 20 68
Tot 71 33 17 580 224 213 793 69
Avg 0.5 8.2 3.2 3.0 11.2 1.0

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/G/Geoff_Miles.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Miles