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Key Facts

Full name
Garry Young

Known as
Garry Young

10 July 1939 (age 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 16y 328d
Last game: 25y 288d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 31

Family links
Maurie Young (Brother)

Garry Young

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,706th player to appear, 2,180th most games played, 567th most goals kickedHawthorn: 473rd player to appear, 126th most games played, 36th most goals kicked

Garry Young was a powerful key position forward who marked well and knew how to use his body, but whose kicking for goal was somewhat less than exemplary. Nevertheless, he headed Hawthorn's goal-kicking list a couple of times, and overall managed the respectable tally of 164 goals from 108 VFL games.

Young was a key player for the Hawks during the 1961 finals series which concluded with a 13.16 (94) to 7.9 (51) Grand Final defeat of Footscray , in which Young lined up at centre half forward. He also appeared in the losing Grand Final of 1963 against Geelong . His league career spanned 10 seasons, from 1956 to 1965. His younger brother Maurie also played for the Hawks for a time.

Author - John Devaney


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