Stan Spinks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Stan Spinks
Personal information
Full name Stanley James Spinks
Date of birth (1912-10-16)16 October 1912
Place of birth Hawthorn, Victoria
Date of death 23 October 2003(2003-10-23) (aged 91)[1]
Place of death Broadbeach, Queensland
Original team(s) Auburn
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1931–1941 Hawthorn 143 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Stanley James Spinks (16 October 1912 – 23 October 2003) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s. He played as both a centreman and wingman in his career.

Spinks finished second in the 1938 Brownlow Medal count, missing out by one vote to Dick Reynolds. He did, however, win that season's Hawthorn best and fairest, having won the award previously in 1932. In 1941 he quit the club after being dropped to the reserves side. He finished his playing career with Camberwell in the Victorian Football Association, but later returned to Hawthorn as coach of their thirds team in 1946. He also became an active committeeman (1947-1951-55) and he served as a club selector for more than a decade.

In 2007, Stan Spinks was inducted into the Hawthorn Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Obituary in the Herald Sun, 25 October 2003

External links[edit]