John McGuire (sportsman)

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John McGuire
Personal information
Full name John Peter McGuire
Date of birth (1954-07-14) 14 July 1954 (age 63)
Original team(s) Northam
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973–1979 East Perth 85 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.

John Peter McGuire (born 14 July 1954) is a former Australian rules football player and cricketer. He is of Aboriginal descent.


McGuire attended Guildford Grammar School between 1970 and 1972.[1][2]


McGuire played most of his career for Mount Lawley District Cricket Club in Western Australian Grade Cricket and is second in the all-time runscoring list for the first grade competition, scoring 10,004 runs. He also holds several club records, including the most career runs (9204) and the most career catches (160).[3]

In January 1988 he captained a team of Aboriginal players who played a Prime Minister's XI personally captained by Bob Hawke. The team later in the year toured England to mark the Australian Bicentenary.[4][5][6][7]

Australian rules football[edit]

McGuire played 85 games for East Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League, including the 1978 premiership-winning team.[2][8][9]


  1. ^ "Cricket". Guildford Grammar School. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Accomplished Old Guildfordians" (PDF). The Old Guildfordians Association. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mount Lawley (ML) – Club Records" (PDF). Fixture Book 2010–2011. Western Australian Cricket Association. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bats Test". Glasgow Herald. 14 May 1988. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Mallett, Ashley (2002). The Black Lords of Summer. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 978-0-7022-3262-6. 
  6. ^ "Ashes of Dark Past". Brisbane Times. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Hawke, Bob (7 December 1988). Speech by the Prime Minister (Speech). Launch of Dreaming of Lords. Parliament House, Canberra. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Premiership Teams". East Perth Football Club. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. Surname misspelt as Maguire 
  9. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era – 1931 – 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 10. Retrieved 19 September 2011.