Alan Thaw

Alan Thaw

Alan Thaw (17 January 1926 - March, 2007) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the VFL during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Recruited locally, Thaw was a back pocket in Essendon's 1949 premiership side. He retired in 1954 and the following season was put in charge of the Reserves team, coaching them until 1959. In the 1959 VFL season he coached Essendon to a win over Fitzroy when Dick Reynolds was unavailable. From 1960 to 1976, Thaw was coach of Essendon's Under-19s and steered them to premierships in 1961 and 1966.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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