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Key Facts

Full name
Jason Norrish

Known as
Jason Norrish

26 January 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 158d
Last game: 30y 218d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 25
Fremantle: 25

Recruited from
Melbourne (1995)

Jason Norrish

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,437th player to appear, 1,351st most games played, 3,303rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,150th player to appear, 592nd most games played, 803rd most goals kickedFremantle: 18th player to appear, 31st most games played, 85th most goals kicked

Jason Norrish, a Bunbury lad, played for Claremont in the WAFL between 1990 and 1992 before joining Melbourne, which had selected him as pick five in the 1991 national draft. He spent just a couple of seasons (1993-4) with the Demon, playing 20 games and registering 2 goals, before being recruited by Fremantle in readiness for that club’s debut in the AFL in 1995.

After being hampered by injury during his first three seasons with the Dockers he came good in 1998 when he played every match and was rewarded with the club’s best and fairest award. A pronouncedly defensive on-baller - a tagger, in essence - he was invaluable to an almost obsessively attack-orientated Fremantle Dockers ensemble.

Norrish remained with Freo until the end of the 2002 season, by which time he had played 128 AFL games and kicked 23 goals for the club. He spent one last season with Claremont in 2003 bringing his games played total with that club to 66.

Author - John Devaney


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


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