Clinton Jones (footballer)

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Clinton Jones
38. Clinton Jones, St Kilda FC 01.jpg
Personal information
Full name Clinton Jones
Date of birth (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 33)
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)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2014 St Kilda 149 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
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).

AFL career[edit]

Jones at training prior to the 2009 AFL Grand Final

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.[1] 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.[2]

Jones was drafted to the Saints at the age of 22, which is unusually old for an AFL draftee.[3]

Jones played in St Kilda’s 2008 NAB Cup winning side, the club’s third pre-season cup win.[4]

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.[5] 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 September 2013 at the club's Mad Monday celebrations Jones lit a dwarf entertainer on fire with a cigarette lighter. He later apologised and was issued with a A$3000 fine by the club.[6]

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.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[8]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 St Kilda 38 6 1 1 37 22 59 13 17 0.2 0.2 6.2 3.7 9.8 2.2 2.8
2008 St Kilda 38 20 6 8 160 194 354 83 71 0.3 0.4 8.0 9.7 17.7 4.2 3.6
2009 St Kilda 38 24 9 3 188 255 443 60 116 0.4 0.1 7.8 10.6 18.5 2.5 4.8
2010 St Kilda 4 24 5 5 210 293 503 71 134 0.2 0.2 8.8 12.2 21.0 3.0 5.6
2011 St Kilda 4 23 6 5 203 241 444 54 142 0.3 0.2 8.8 10.5 19.3 2.3 6.2
2012 St Kilda 4 17 2 1 116 191 307 54 106 0.1 0.1 6.8 11.2 18.1 3.2 6.2
2013 St Kilda 4 19 6 1 205 195 400 60 70 0.3 0.1 10.8 10.3 21.1 3.2 3.7
2014 St Kilda 4 16 5 4 148 154 302 45 76 0.3 0.3 9.3 9.6 18.9 2.8 4.8
Career 149 40 28 1267 1545 2812 440 732 0.3 0.2 8.5 10.4 18.9 3.0 4.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everitt, Les; Jones continues to rise
  2. ^ Everitt, Les; Jones gets his medal
  3. ^ Holmesby, Luke; Keeping up with the Jones; 2008-06-13
  4. ^ "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. Melbourne. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  5. ^ "2009 Season Scores and Results - Ladder". AFL Tables. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  6. ^ Murnane, Matt (2 September 2013). "St Kilda's Clinton Jones apologises for dwarf burning incident". The Age. Melbourne. 
  7. ^ Twomey, Callum. "Bombers confirm five top-up players for NAB Challenge". afl.com.au. AFL. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Clinton Jones' player profile at AFL Tables

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