Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James West

Known as
Jim West

12 April 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 353d
Last game: 26y 26d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; Sydney; Norwood

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 20

Recruited from
Glenelg (1990); Sydney (1993); Glenelg (1997)

Jim West

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GlenelgSANFL1985-1989, 1993-19961862541.37
SANFL1985-1989, 1993-19982243571.59

AFL: 10,083rd player to appear, 4,967th most games played, 1,927th most goals kickedSydney: 1,188th player to appear, 417th most games played, 139th most goals kicked

Jim West played a total of 224 senior SANFL games between 1985 and 1989 and from 1993 to 1998. The first 186 of these were with Glenelg, and the remainder with Norwood. West played most of his football, which included a three-season, 37-game AFL stint with Sydney and one appearance for South Australia, as a key position forward.

West's undoubted career highlight came in 1997 when he contributed three goals to Norwood's 19.12 (126) to 7.11 (53) Grand Final annihilation of Port Magpies. West won club goal kicking awards on a total of five occasions, three times with the Bays and once apiece with the Swans and Redlegs, winning the Ken Farmer. in 1997 with 73 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion


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