Bob Quinn (Australian Footballer) - Post-footballing Life

Post-footballing Life

Following his playing retirement, Quinn continued to be involved with football, coaching various teams, including the Yorke Peninsula Football Association in 1950 and South Australia at the 1953 Adelaide Carnival. Additionally, Quinn played the occasional charity match and in 1950 was forced to take the field for Yorke Peninsula in a match against Yorke Valley Association when the team he coached was a player short. Quinn lasted five minutes before fracturing his pelvis after colliding heavily with an opponent and was forced to spend several weeks in hospital recovering.

Quinn also became a newspaper columnist for Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser.

Outside football, Quinn became a successful publican, owning the Alberton Hotel, around the corner from Alberton Oval, for many years.

In 2008 Quinn died after a long illness at age 93, preceded by his wife May in 1995. He was survived by four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

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