Jack Clarke (Australian footballer, born 1931)

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For the former Essendon player and coach, see Jack Clarke (Australian footballer, born 1933).
Jack Clarke
Personal information
Full name John Kildahl Clarke
Nickname(s) Stork
Date of birth (1931-06-26)26 June 1931
Date of death 23 March 1997(1997-03-23) (aged 65)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952–1962 East Fremantle 133 (6)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1952–1962 Western Australia 26
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1961 East Fremantle 2 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1962.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1961.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

John Kildahl "Jack" Clarke (26 June 1931 – 23 March 1997) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).

Clarke played as a ruckman for East Fremantle, making his debut in 1952. In 1957 he won the Sandover Medal as the fairest and best player in the league as well as playing in a premiership-winning team.[1][2]

Clarke played 206 games for East Fremantle, plus 26 state games for Western Australia in the period 1952 to 1962. He was named in four All-Australian teams – 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1961.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

  • Played 206 games for East Fremantle
  • Coached 2 games for East Fremantle (1961)
  • Captained East Fremantle in 1961
  • Sandover Medallist 1957
  • East Fremantle fairest and best 1956, 1960, 1961
  • Premiership with East Fremantle in 1957
  • 25 state games for Western Australia
  • State captain 1958-1960
  • All-Australian 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961

In 1998 Jack Clarke was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.[3]

In 2004 he was inducted to the WA Football Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sandover Medalists". West Australian Football League. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "AFL Hall of Fame Players". Australian Football League. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "West Australian Football Hall of Fame - Summary of Members". West Australian Football Commission. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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