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Key Facts

Full name
Alan Jarrott

Known as
Alan Jarrott

17 August 1956 (age 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 340d
Last game: 30y 13d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 47
Melbourne: 47

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1982)

Alan Jarrott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1977-198179310.3963%9.766.492.732

AFL: 8,939th player to appear, 986th most games played, 1,850th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 693rd player to appear, 171st most games played, 188th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,033rd player to appear, 184th most games played, 257th most goals kicked

Alan Jarrott played 79 VFL games and kicked 31 goals for North Melbourne between 1977 and 1981, and 91 games and 26 goals with Melbourne from 1982 to 1986. Not the most flashy or flamboyant of players he was nevertheless highly effective whether across half back or on the ball. He also boasted great powers of concentration making him ideal for the tagging role he was sometimes asked to assume.

During his time with North he suffered the double disappointment of missing both the 1977 and 1978 grand finals after being dropped. A feature of his game which attracted frequent praise was his highly accurate use of handball. After retiring as a player he served as Melbourne's under nineteens coach for a season and a half and later worked as a sports journalist for The Age.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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