Fred Jinks

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Fred Jinks
Personal information
Date of birth 24 November 1880
Date of death 9 February 1940(1940-02-09) (aged 59)
Original team(s) Eaglehawk (Bendigo FL) / Footscray (VFA)
Debut Round 8, 1906, Carlton
vs. Melbourne, at The MCG
Height / weight 180 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1906–1909 Carlton 60 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1909.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Fred Jinks (24 November 1880 – 9 February 1940)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton in the VFL during the early 1900s.

Originally from VFA club Footscray, Jinks was recruited by Carlton in 1906. Although he spent only four seasons with Carlton, he played in a Grand Final each year for three premierships. He played mainly in the ruck but was also used as a half forward flanker. In 1908 he became the club's vice captain and left two years later as a response to the sacking of coach Jack Worrall. He returned to the VFA where he played with North Melbourne, winning a premiership in 1910 and acting as captain-coach in 1912.


  1. ^ "FORMER FOOTBALLER'S DEATH.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 10 February 1940. p. 14. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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