Jack Ashley (footballer)
|Full name||William John Ashley|
|Date of birth||14 May 1890|
|Place of birth||Fisherville, South Australia|
|Date of death||December 1968 (age 78)|
|Place of death||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Position(s)||Follower, Ruck Shield|
|Representative team honours|
|1911||New South Wales||4|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1919.
He was born in South Australia in 1890 but moved to Sydney with his family early the next decade.
Ashley was a star footballer in the local Sydney Australian rules football league.
1911 Interstate carnival
He represented New South Wales at the inaugural state carnival.
A follower, Ashley would later become a regular for South Australia at interstate level. He was a best and fairest winner at Port Adelaide in 1914 and also won that year's Magarey Medal. The war interrupted the SAFL but when it returned in 1919 so did Ashley and he won another best and fairest award before retiring at the end of the season.
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- William John Ashley, son of William Ashley and Alice Emma Hayman. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
- "He Slipped Under the Radar". NSW Australian Football History Society Inc. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "Deaths". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 December 1968. p. 39. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "FOOTBALL". The Express And Telegraph. XLIX, (14,604). South Australia. 2 May 1912. p. 6 (5 O'CLOCK EDITION EXTRA. SPORTS NUMBER). Retrieved 7 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
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