Anthony Jones (Australian rules footballer)

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Anthony Jones
Personal information
Full name Anthony Jones
Date of birth (1974-12-19) 19 December 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Perth
Original team Osborne Park JFC
Height/Weight 188 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Centre half-forward, centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2003
1994–95; 1997–98; 2000; 2002–08
1999
Fremantle
Claremont
South Fremantle
082 (3)
147 (280)
001 (0)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1994; 1997; 2005–07
1996
WAFL
Western Australia
5 (6)
1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 23, 2008 season.
Career highlights

Anthony Jones (born 19 December 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer. He was the winner of the 2007 Sandover Medal.

Fremantle career[edit]

Jones played only 82 games over nine AFL seasons, missing many games to injuries to his knee, foot, hamstring, rib and shoulder as well as a punctured lung. A stress fracture of the right foot resulted in him being sidelined for the entire 1999 season and in an unusual injury for a footballer, a ruptured tendon in his chest caused him to miss the second half of the 2002 season.

Claremont career[edit]

After being delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 2003 season, Jones continued to play for Claremont where he has switched to the forward line with great success. He has finished in the top 4 of the Claremont Best and Fairest award in each year since then and in 2006 was named the captain of the state team that played South Australia.

In 2007, he became the oldest person to ever win the Sandover Medal, narrowly beating Subiaco's Brad Smith.[1]

He has played 126 games for Claremont and skippered the club in 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, John & Reid, Russell (2007). Medallist Jones bobs up when it matters The West Australian, 2007-09-18. p.59
  2. ^ Bouncedown (2008). 'Official Guide to the 2008 Season', p.28

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