Jack Sexton

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Jack Sexton
Personal information
Full name Jack Ettwell George Sexton
Date of birth (1900-02-27)27 February 1900
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 26 October 1935(1935-10-26) (aged 35)
Place of death Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Glenelg (SANFL)
Height / weight 180 cm / 73 kg
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–29 Glenelg (SANFL) 47 (?)
1930–31 West Adelaide (SANFL) 19 (2)
1932–34 Fitzroy (VFL) 29 (10)
1935 Norwood (SANFL) 6 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Ettwell George Sexton (27 February 1900 – 26 October 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Sexton was a centreman and started his career in 1925 with Glenelg. In 1930, he crossed to West Adelaide after a dispute over his salary. He won a Magarey Medal in 1931 and in the following season, he moved to Victoria and joined Fitzroy. He captained Fitzroy in 1932 and 1933 and played a total of 29 VFL games before returning to South Australia in 1935. Now playing with Norwood as captain-coach, Sexton starting suffering from Pleurisy and was forced to resign just six games into the season. He finished with a total of 101 senior games and in October that year, he died from his illness.

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