At Carlton : 1974 - 1976
Reserves Games : 42
Reserves Goals : 71
Guernsey Nos. 47 (1975) 54 (1974 - 1976) and 55 (1974)
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. Mal would have a distinguished career at Brunswick including Captaining the team and winning the 1982 Best and Fairest award with the 'Wicks'.
The VFA Football Recorder described Brunswick's Mal Toy as follows; "Inspiring leader who puts the fear of God into the opposition with his skilled ruck-play. He joined Brunswick from Carlton in 1977 and won the club Best and Fairest in 1982. Also representing the VFA."
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. Josh would play 13 games from 2011-12 with the Suns and kick a goal with them before heading back to Melbourne. He would play with EDFL team Aberfeldie where he would rack up over 200 senior games.
Career Highlights1974 - 2nd Under 19's Best and Fairest.
1975 - Reserves Leading Goalkicker: 42 goals
1976 - Reserves Leading Goalkicker: 27 goals