Rhett Baynes

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Rhett Baynes
Personal information
Full name Rhett Clarke Baynes
Date of birth (1964-05-16)16 May 1964
Date of death 30 August 1990(1990-08-30) (aged 26)
Original team(s) East Victoria Park JFC
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–86 Carlton 13 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
Career highlights
  • Carlton reserves best and fairest 1986
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Rhett Clarke Baynes (16 May 1964 - 30 August 1990) was an Australian rules footballer who played with the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and the Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Baynes had started playing senior WAFL football for Perth at the age of just 16.[1] A ruckman and key forward, Baynes represented Western Australia in interstate football before being recruited by Carlton for the 1985 VFL season.

Bayes appeared in the first 11 rounds of the 1985 season, performing well in a win over Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) with 16 disposals.[2] The following year he won Carlton's reserves 'Best and Fairest' award and twice turned out for the seniors late in the season.

After two seasons at Carlton, Baynes returned to Perth. He committed suicide in August 1990.[3]


  1. ^ The Age, "Players and clubs at peace as '85 kicks off", 8 March 1985, p. 24.
  2. ^ "Rhett Baynes". AFL Tables. 
  3. ^ "Tragedies in Blue". Carltonfc.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.