Jack Sexton

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Jack Sexton
Personal information
Full name Jack Ettwell George Sexton
Date of birth (1900-02-27)27 February 1900
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 26 October 1935(1935-10-26) (aged 35)
Place of death Adelaide, South Australia
Original team Glenelg (SANFL)
Height/Weight 180 cm / 73 kg
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925-29
1930-31
1932-34
1935
Glenelg (SANFL)
West Adelaide (SANFL)
Fitzroy (VFL)
Norwood (SANFL)
47 (?)
19 (2)
29 (10)
6 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1935 season.
Career highlights

Jack Ettwell George Sexton (27 February 1900 - 26 October 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Sexton was a centreman and started his career in 1925 with Glenelg. In 1930 he crossed to West Adelaide after a dispute over his salary. He won a Magarey Medal in 1931 and the following season moved to Victoria and joined Fitzroy. He captained Fitzroy in 1932 and 1933 and played a total of 29 VFL games before returning to South Australia in 1935. Now playing with Norwood as captain-coach, Sexton starting suffering from Pleurisy and was forced to resign just six games into the season. He finished with a total of 101 senior games and in October that year he died from his illness.

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