Clinton Jones (footballer)
|Full name||Clinton Jones|
|Date of birth||2 February 1984|
|Original team(s)||South Fremantle (WAFL)|
|Draft||No. 9, 2007 Rookie Draft, St Kilda|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|2007–2014||St Kilda||149 (40)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Clinton Jones (born 2 February 1984) is an Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 2007 to 2014. He is currently signed as a player for the Sandringham Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Jones was recruited from South Fremantle in the WAFL with the 9th selection in the 2006 AFL Rookie Draft. At South Fremantle he had won consecutive best and fairest awards and was a part of South's 2005 premiership winning team. Following that Grand Final, he was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Simpson Medal, before it was corrected and the true winner Toby McGrath was awarded the medal.
Jones was drafted to the Saints at the age of 22, which is unusually old for an AFL draftee.
Jones played in 21 of 22 home and away matches in the 2009 AFL season, which resulted in St Kilda topping the premiership ladder, winning the club’s third minor premiership. He won the 2009 Robert Harvey Most Professional Player Award. He was also named in Mike Sheahan's top 50 AFL players for 2009, coming in at 49th. Before the start of the 2010 season he changed his number from 38 to 4, which had previously been worn by club legends Barry Breen and Tony Lockett.
In February 2015, Jones was given a short-term contract by Essendon to play in the 2015 NAB Challenge as a "top-up" player, due to 26 Essendon players withdrawing from the NAB Challenge because of the ongoing Essendon Football Club supplements controversy.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Everitt, Les; Jones continues to rise
- Everitt, Les; Jones gets his medal
- Holmesby, Luke; Keeping up with the Jones; 2008-06-13
- "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. Melbourne. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- "2009 Season Scores and Results - Ladder". AFL Tables. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- Murnane, Matt (2 September 2013). "St Kilda's Clinton Jones apologises for dwarf burning incident". The Age. Melbourne.
- Twomey, Callum. "Bombers confirm five top-up players for NAB Challenge". afl.com.au. AFL. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
- Clinton Jones' player profile at AFL Tables
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