Stephen Easton

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Stephen Easton
Personal information
Full name Stephen Easton
Date of birth (1959-08-12) 12 August 1959 (age 59)
Original team(s) Eltham
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 90.5 kg (200 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman/forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1981 North Melbourne 31 (31)
1982 Carlton 1 (0)
Total 32 (31)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stephen Easton (born 12 August 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] He later played for Port Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association.

Stephen's father Kevin Easton was a former North Melbourne player and a Club Secretary for Geelong Football Club.

In 1975 the North Melbourne Under 19's side were stripped of 58 points on the eve of the finals by the league for illegally fielding Easton in 17 matches during the Home & Away season. It was found he was residentially tied to Geelong. This meant the North side who had finished second on the ladder were relegated to eleventh when the penalty was handed out and missed the finals.[2]

North Melbourne paid Geelong $10,000 to obtain his clearance in 1976.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 238. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
  2. ^ Carter, Ron (3 September 1975). "Young Roos out of finals". The Age. p. 28.
  3. ^ The Sensational Seventies, originally aired on HSV7, September 1979

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