A Century of the Red & Black

Life Members

Ted Woodruff


Ted Woodruff played 231 games in the famous jumper between 1995 and 2009. He represented the VAFA U19 in his first season. A forward when he first arrived at the club, he became a reliable and unruffled defender. He played in the 1998, 1999 and 2007 senior premierships, after captaining the U19s to a flag in 1996. He played in Reserves' premierships in 1997, when he won the Best and Fairest, and in 2000. The ultimate team player, he became an assistant senior coach for five years including premierships in 2009, 2010, and 2013, and later senior co-coach with Pat Hawkins in 2015 and 2016, when the Xavs defeated Old Trinity in a memorable grand final. He won the Michael Rush Perpetual Trophy in 2009. Ted is the son of Life Member Gavan Woodruff.