Born: February 16, 1910 - Died May 6, 1984
Recruited: Wangaratta F C
Played: 1930 – 1942
Debut Order: 122
First game: Round 1, 1930
Final game: Round 11, 1942
Games: 196
Goals: 60
Guernsey: 12
Captain: 1932, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941
Best & Fairest: 1933, 1935, 1939
2nd Best & Fairest: 1937
3rd Best & Fairest: 1941
State Representative 11
Coach: 1940 – 1941
Life Member: 1939
Team of the Century: 2001
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003

VFL / AFL Honours
State Representative 11
VFL Umpires Board

Bert Mills was considered by all who saw him play to be one of the best from his era in the VFL. He was a popular and brilliant team player who led Hawthorn during the lean 1930s with his sterling efforts in the ruck. Mills possessed an outstanding spring for the tap out and was an excellent mark and kick. 
He was renowned for his loyalty to Hawthorn. He received numerous offers to transfer to more prominent clubs because of his leadership and playing ability, but could never be persuaded to leave his beloved Mayblooms. He later served the VFL as a member of the Umpires Board.