Tommy Jenkins (Australian footballer)

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Tommy Jenkins
Personal information
Full name Thomas J. Jenkins
Date of birth 6 June 1902
Date of death 6 August 1979(1979-08-06) (aged 77)
Original team(s) North Melbourne (VFA)
Height / weight 173 cm / 93 kg
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
North Melbourne
63 (150)
03 00(4)
66 (154)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1922 Victoria 1 (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1927.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1922.

Thomas J. "Tommy" Jenkins (6 June 1902 – 6 August 1979) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s.

Jenkins arrived at Essendon in 1921 after his VFA club North Melbourne had disbanded and spent five seasons with the Bombers. Short but large, Jenkins played mostly as a full-forward and was a premiership player in 1923 and 1924. He twice topped Essendon's goalkicking, in 1924 with 50 goals and 1925 with 37 goals. His best tally in a game was nine goals against North Melbourne in 1925, who had by then reformed and joined the VFL. In 1927 he returned to his old club but could manage only three senior games.

In later life he ran a stall at the Queen Victoria Market.


  • Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2011). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (9th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 425. ISBN 978-1-921496-12-7.

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