Jack Clarke (West Australian footballer)

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Jack Clarke
JackClarke.jpg
Jack Clarke was a highly successful ruckman
in the WANFL winning a Sandover Medal, playing in
five grand finals and representing Western Australia 26 times
Personal information
Full name John Kildahl Clarke
Nickname(s) Stork
Date of birth (1931-06-26)26 June 1931
Date of death 23 March 1997(1997-03-23) (aged 65)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952-1962 East Fremantle 133 (6)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Western Australia 26
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1961 East Fremantle 2 (1)

John Kildahl "Jack" Clarke (26 June 1931 – 23 March 1997) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).

Clarke played as a ruckman for East Fremantle, making his debut in 1952. In 1957 he won the Sandover Medal as the fairest and best player in the league as well as playing in a premiership-winning team.[1][2]

Clarke played 206 games for East Fremantle, plus 26 state games for Western Australia in the period 1952 to 1962. He was named in four All-Australian Teams - 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1961.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

  • Played 206 games for East Fremantle
  • Coached 2 games for East Fremantle (1961)
  • Captained East Fremantle in 1961
  • Sandover Medallist 1957
  • East Fremantle Fairest & Best 1956, 1960, 1961
  • Premiership with East Fremantle in 1957
  • 25 State Games for Western Australia
  • State Captain 1958-1960
  • All-Australian 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961

In 1998 Jack Clarke was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.[3]

In 2004 he was inducted to the WA Football Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sandover Medalists". West Australian Football League. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "AFL Hall of Fame Players". Australian Football League. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "West Australian Football Hall of Fame - Summary of Members". West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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