John Newnham

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John Newnham
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-10-25)25 October 1942
Original team(s) Ivanhoe Amateurs
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1964–1971 Fitzroy 116 (89)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
Sources: AFL Tables,

John Newnham (born 25 October 1942) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the VFL.

Originally from Ivanhoe, Newnham was a rover and started his career well. He was Fitzroy's top vote getter in the Brownlow Medal in just his second season and finished runner up in their Best and fairest that year.

Newnham was a seven time Victorian interstate representative, with games at the 1966 and 1969 Carnivals.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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