Jack Ashley (footballer)

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John Ashley
Jack Ashley Port Adelaide 1914.jpg
Personal information
Full name William John Ashley
Nickname(s) Jack, Spud
Date of birth 1890
Place of birth South Australia
Date of death 1968[1]
Place of death Sydney
Original team Balmain
Position(s) Follower, Ruck Sheild
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907-1909
1910-1911
1912-1915
1919
Balmain
East Sydney
Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
New South Wales
South Australia
Career highlights

John 'Jack' Ashley was an Australian rules footballer who played with Port Adelaide in the SAFL.

He was born in South Australia in 1890 but moved to Sydney with his family early the next decade.

Before Ashley arrived at the Port Adelaide Football Club he had already made an impression in Sydney where he had been playing. He represented New South Wales at the inaugural state carnival. A follower, Ashley would later become a regular for South Australia at interstate level. He was a best and fairest winner at Port Adelaide in 1914 and also won that year's Magarey Medal. The war interrupted the SAFL but when it returned in 1919 so did Ashley and he won another best and fairest award before retiring at the end of the season.

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