Archie Sykes

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Archie Sykes
Personal information
Full name Archie J. Sykes
Date of birth (1866-09-24)24 September 1866
Date of death 26 August 1957(1957-08-26) (aged 90)
Original team Geelong West / Geelong (VFA)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897 Essendon 11 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1897 season.

Archie J. Sykes (24 September 1866 – 26 August 1957) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club, and was involved in the club's 1897 premiership win.[1]

Sykes played for Essendon for 7 years in the then VFA, between 1889–1896, bar 1891. Sykes was involved in 3 Essendon VFA premierships, in 1892-3-4. After Essendon joined the new Victorian Football League, Sykes played with the Bombers for one season (1897) where they won the premiership, before retiring at the end of 1897. Sykes also represented Victoria in 1893.[1]

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