Leigh McConnon

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Leigh McConnon
Personal information
Full name Leigh McConnon
Date of birth (1953-06-09) 9 June 1953 (age 61)
Original team North Hobart
Height/Weight 177 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1976-77
1980-81
Total
Carlton
Fitzroy
26 (4)
23 (4)
49 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1981 season.

Leigh McConnon (born 9 June 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A professional sprint racer before coming to Carlton, McConnon had also been a good player at North Hobart and was a member of their 1974 premiership team. McConnon represented Tasmania in the 1975 Knockout Carnival.

He made a Preliminary Final in his first season with Carlton but McConnon, a wingman, lost his place in the side the following season and returned to Tasmania. Fitzroy lured him back to league football in 1980 and he played a further two seasons. In 1992, McConnon was appointed senior coach of Clarence.

References[edit]

  • Leigh McConnon's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.