|Date of birth||29 October 1913|
|Date of death||25 December 2006(aged 93)|
|Original team(s)||Coburg (VFA)|
|Debut||Round 2, 1942, Carlton
vs. South Melbourne, at Princes Park
|Height / weight||173cm, 80 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Atkinson made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 2 of the 1942 VFL season, coming across from Coburg. He returned to Coburg after the 1944 VFL season, having played 44 matches for Carlton.
Atkinson's father Percy played for Norwood Football Club in the South Australian competition, while his brother Ted played for North Melbourne Football Club and his son John played with Fitzroy Football Club.
- Atkinson, G. (1982) Everything you ever wanted to know about Australian rules football but couldn't be bothered asking, The Five Mile Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0 86788 009 0.
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