Jon Fogarty was a hard working ruck-rover who was an important, if comparatively unheralded, member of Swan Districts’ powerful early 1980s combinations. He arrived at Bassendean from Collie side Mines Rovers, and made his league debut in 1979. He played on a half back flank in the 1980 grand final, when Swans lost to South Fremantle, and was a useful contributor on the ball to the premiership triumphs of 1982-3-4. Tenacious in his attack on both ball and body, he also boasted good all round skills, and was a fine overhead mark. He played a total of 133 games and kicked 38 goals for Swans during a career which ended in 1985. He represented Western Australia against South Australia at Football Park in 1984, and at Subiaco a year later.
Author - John Devaney