Bruno Conti – Big V ChampionBruno Conti Big V debut - 1986

Bruno Conti was one of the Big V stars of the era and had a certain Robert Fuller around, Bruno would no doubt have led the Big V on multiple occasions. Bruno finished in the top two of his club’s best and fairest six times, winning the award twice. Bruno also skippered North Old Boys for three seasons, but unfortunately never won the ultimate prize of a premiership, instead playing in three losing grand finals. Bruno also played 24 reserves games at Essendon and Collingwood in 1987 and 1988. However despite all this it is in the VAFA and for the Big V that Bruno’s record is simply incredible. In summary Bruno played 16 times, was a selector 13 times, and has been involved as a board member for 38 games. These matches combine for Bruno being involved in 67 Big V matches over a 25-year period. Bruno has been involved in games in WA, SA, Tasmania, New Zealand and Ireland and also via the AAFC in a tour to South Africa.

Big V Career

  • 16 games (1986, 89, 90, 91, 93, 93, 94)
  • Played in 4 AAFC carnivals
  • Best Player for Victoria 1990 v South Australia
  • All-Australian 89/91
  • Vice Captain in 6 games in 1990, ‘93, ‘94,
  • Big V Selector – 13 games over 9 years
    • 1998 (C-D4), 1999-2006 (Senior team)
  • VAFA Board Member (05-present), Chairman 07-12
    • Involved in 36 games over 9 years

Club Career (North Old Boys)

  • 230 games 1983-86 and 1988-1997
  • Captain 1994-1996
  • Vice Captain 1990-1993
  • Played in three losing Grand Finals
  • Club Best & Fairest in 1990 & 1996 and was runner up on 4 other occasions