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Key Facts

Full name
Audley Gillespie-Jones

Known as
Audley Gillespie-Jones

Born
1 July 1914

Died
7 May 2000 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 300d
Last game: 32y 61d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 15
Fitzroy: 34, 7, 1, 15, 30

Recruited from
Melbourne (1937)

Audley Gillespie-Jones

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1935200.000%0
FitzroyV/AFL1937-1942, 1945-19464950.1045%15.002.006
V/AFL1935, 1937-1942, 1945-19465150.1043%15.002.006
Total1935, 1937-1942, 1945-19465150.1043%15.002.006

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,232nd player to appear, 4,188th most games played, 6,157th most goals kickedMelbourne: 536th player to appear, 1,166th most games played, 1,193rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 515th player to appear, 254th most games played, 460th most goals kicked

Recruited by Fitzroy from Old Melburnians, Audley Gillespie-Jones struggled to make his mark, and after playing just two VFL games in 1935 he returned to the amateurs. In 1937 he had a second and ultimately much more successful stab at league football with Fitzroy. Playing mainly on a half back flank he made 49 senior appearances and scored five goals from 1937 to 1942 and in 1945-6. With two seasons being lost to the war he missed the chance to play in the Roys’ 1944 premiership-winning team. In 1946 he captained Fitzroy’s reserves. He played as an amateur throughout his VFL career. A practising barrister, he later reported on football for “The Argus”.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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