Ansell Clarke

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Ansell Clarke
Personal information
Date of birth 12 August 1907
Place of birth Outtrim, Victoria
Date of death 15 October 2002(2002-10-15) (aged 95)
Place of death Melbourne, Victoria
Debut Round 7, 1929, Carlton
vs. North Melbourne, at Princes Park
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1937 Carlton 144 (242)
1938–1940 St Kilda 026 0(47)
Total 170 (289)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1938–1940 St Kilda 55 (28–27–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Edward Augustus "Ansell" Clarke (12 August 1907 – 15 October 2002[1]) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Clarke made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 7 of the 1929 season. He was appointed captain in 1937.[2]

He was the senior coach at the St Kilda Football Club from 1938 to 1940 with 28 wins from 55 matches. He was captain-coach for 1938 and 1939, until he retired as a player in May 1940.[3] He later returned as a player for one final match in July 1940.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vale: Arthur 'Titch' Edwards
  2. ^ "Trouble in Two Senior League Football Clubs". The Argus (Melbourne) (28,290). Victoria, Australia. 23 April 1937. p. 15. Retrieved 19 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Ansel Clarke Retires". The Argus (Melbourne) (29,232). Victoria, Australia. 1 May 1940. p. 18. Retrieved 19 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Football Eight New Men Chosen". The Argus (Melbourne) (29,288). Victoria, Australia. 5 July 1940. p. 14. Retrieved 19 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 

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