Friday, March 4, 2016

Cycling Death Fatality Bicycle Alone Accident Bike Fall Paul Couch: Geelong Cats AFL star dies aged 51 AAP and The Australian MARCH 5, 2016 Tragic news! Vale Couchy “Cyclists are much more likely to Die from Bicycle Alone Accidents/ Bike Falls than Dooring” Pete Dowe



Tragic news! Vale Couchy 

“Cyclists are much more likely to Die from Bicycle Alone Accidents/ Bike Falls than Dooring”

Pete Dowe



Paul Couch: Geelong Cats AFL star dies aged 51

  • AAP

Paul Couch, centre, with fellow Geelong players Barry Stoneham and Billy Brownless after Couch announced his retirement through injury in 1997.
Geelong Cats AFL legend Paul Couch has died aged 51.
Couch, who played for Geelong from 1985 to 1997 and won the Brownlow medal in 1989, died after coming off his bike on the Great Ocean Road in Marengo this morning, police confirmed.
He had been cycling with friends.
“At this early stage, his death is being attributed to some sort of medical condition,” police said in a statement, adding that no other vehicle was involved.
Tributes for the former AFL midfielder have poured in on social media.

Couch after winning the 1989 Brownlow.
Geelong are playing a match in Shepparton, Victoria, this afternoon and the team are wearing black armbands.
Coach Chris Scott said in an interview: “It’s a bit hard to comprehend; it’s a bit raw at the moment.”
Geelong CEO Brian Cook said in a statement Couch was “an icon” of the club.
“With a Brownlow Medal, three best and fairests and selection in the club’s team of the century, Paul’s record speaks for itself,” Cook said.
“Paul was a critical player in returning the club to being a regular finals team and was a great big game performer,” he said. “However, it was as a fun-loving person, husband and father that Paul excelled.
“He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.”
Former club president Frank Costa told 3AW radio Couch’s death was “a very, very sad occasion”.
“He’s a bloke that always had a smile on his face for everybody, he’s a guy that was sorely missed around the club.”
Couch played 259 games, including three grand finals, and kicked 203 goals in his career for Geelong.
“He was a dominating bloke around the centre, with a wonderful left foot kick,” Costa remembered.
“He was around the club, with the past players he would come to games. He was always involved, he was a very active guy.”


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