Ashley McIntosh

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Ashley McIntosh
Personal information
Full name Ashley David McIntosh
Date of birth (1972-10-20) 20 October 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Claremont
Draft 112th overall, 1989 National Draft
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990–2003 Claremont 12 (22)
1990–2003 West Coast 242 (108)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1991–1998 Western Australia 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1998.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ashley McIntosh (born 20 October 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). The son of John McIntosh, who played for Claremont and St Kilda, McIntosh represented West Coast in 242 games between 1991 and 2003, playing in the club's 1992 and 1994 premierships, and was named in the All-Australian team in 1998.

Early life[edit]

The son of John McIntosh, who played football for Claremont and St Kilda, McIntosh was the youngest of three children. His sister, Karlene, played tennis for Western Australia, and his brother, Nathan, played senior football for Subiaco, later spending two years on West Coast's list without playing a senior game.[1] McIntosh attended Scotch College in Swanbourne, playing football for his school and the Dalkeith-Nedlands Junior Football Club. He also represented Scotch College in athletics, winning the state hurdles events over 200m and 400m.[2]

Playing style[edit]

While capable at either end of the ground, McIntosh most famous for playing at full back, and in 2006 was named as the full-back in the club's best team ever over its 20-year existence (since 1987). He won a club best and fairest in 1998, and has been an All-Australian.

McIntosh was a very athletic player, and it was often reported that he could run a 100 m race in 11.0 seconds. The wiry McIntosh was also deceptively strong. Wayne Carey, on Talking Footy, once credited him as the strongest opponent he'd ever played against, which surprised a lot of people, including the show's host Bruce McAvaney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John McIntosh – Osborne Park Bowling Club. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  2. ^ Quartermain, Glen (1994). "Young Macca". AFL Record. Published 1 October 1994. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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