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Key Facts

Full name
Ashley Prescott

Known as
Ashley Prescott

Born
11 September 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 345d
Last game: 28y 300d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 7
Fremantle: 36

Recruited from
Richmond (1999)

Family links
David Prescott (Son)

Ashley Prescott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondAFL1993-199890150.1752%8.084.112.193
FremantleAFL1999-20013840.1121%10.425.003.581
AFL1993-2001128190.1543%8.774.382.604
Total1993-2001128190.1543%8.774.382.604

AFL: 10,453rd player to appear, 1,738th most games played, 3,810th most goals kickedRichmond: 966th player to appear, 174th most games played, 339th most goals kickedFremantle: 69th player to appear, 124th most games played, 162nd most goals kicked

Ashley Prescott, the son of former St Kilda player David Prescott, was a highly dependable utility whose creative use of handball was perhaps the most noteworthy feature of his play. His progress through the ranks at Richmond was somewhat slow because he was such a frequent victim of injury, but he finally made his senior debut in round twenty-one 1993 not long before his twenty-first birthday. Some of his best football was played as a tagger, a role which highlighted his excellent powers of concentration and dogged determination. When the Tigers made a rare major round appearance in 1995 he replaced the injured Tony Free and was an excellent contributor over the course of three finals matches. The Richmond phase of his AFL career, which concluded in 1998, saw him play 90 games and kick 15 goals.

The 1999 season saw Prescott at Fremantle where he served as a mentor to the club's younger players and won the best clubman award in his debut season. He went on to play 38 games and kick 4 goals for the Dockers from 1999 to 2001 whilst simultaneously making some appearances for South Fremantle when not selected for Freo. He continued with the southerners in 2002 before finishing his league career at Claremont in 2003. Between 2004 and 2007 he was non-playing coach of Claremont, steering the side as far as the grand final in 2004, 2005 and 2007 only for them to suffer defeat each time.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Ashley+Prescott

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.