Tom Arklay

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Tom Arklay
Personal information
Date of birth (1914-03-26)26 March 1914
Date of death 11 January 2002(2002-01-11) (aged 87)
Original team(s) North Geelong
Height / weight 179 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1933–1941, 1944 Geelong 137 (45)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1944 Geelong 18 (1–17–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Tom Arklay (26 March 1914 – 11 January 2002) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]


A Geelong local, Arklay made his senior debut 1933. He was a tough and physical player, mostly used on the half back flank and also as a ruck rover. In both 1938 and 1940 he won Geelong's best and fairest and was a premiership player in 1937.[2]

Arklay left the club after the 1941 VFL season which he had spent as captain. In 1944 however he made a comeback, as captain-coach before retiring at the season's end.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Devaney. "Tom Arklay". Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  2. ^ Johnson Leung. "Ratten replaces Bradley as Blues captain". afana. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 

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