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Malcolm Toy


At Carlton : 1974 - 1976
Reserves Games : 42
Reserves Goals : 71
Guernsey Nos. 47 (1975) 54 (1974 - 1975) and 55 (1974)
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DOB : 2nd May 1957


Malcolm (Mal) John Toy was originally recruited from Airport West. He represented Carlton at Under 19 level in 1974, and at Reserves level from 1974-76 as a tall mobile centre half-forward or full-forward. His best effort in a game was 8 goals in round 7, 1975 against South Melbourne Reserves at Princes Park.

Mal crossed to Brunswick in the VFA in 1977, and had a distinguished career as club captain, Premiership player and VFA state representative. He was one of Brunswick's best players at centre half-forward in their 1980 2nd Division Grand Final win over Yarraville. Two other ex-Blues in that side were
Ken Laker, and Tony West - who had played 8 games for Essendon, and beat Mal by 1 vote for Carlton's Under-19 Best and Fairest in 1974.

Sadly, Mal lost a long battle with cancer on Boxing Day 2008 - far too young at just 51, and therefore did not live to see his son Josh signed as a priority recruit for the Gold Coast Suns. Josh Toy played his first AFL game as his team's substitute in round 2, 2011 - the Suns debut match - against Carlton at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Career Highlights

1974 - 2nd Under 19's Best and Fairest.
1975 - Reserves Leading Goalkicker: 42 goals
1976 - Reserves Leading Goalkicker: 27 goals

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