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Key Facts

Full name
Mark Kellett

Known as
Mark Kellett

Born
29 July 1960 (age 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 324d
Last game: 30y 13d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Footscray; Sydney

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 21
Footscray: 3
Sydney: 46

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1983); Footscray (1988)

Mark Kellett

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1979-19825570.1315%7.963.652.890
FootscrayV/AFL1983-19866330.0549%8.294.482.812
SydneyV/AFL1988-19903710.0341%8.354.033.033
V/AFL1979-1986, 1988-1990155110.0735%8.194.082.895
Total1979-1986, 1988-1990155110.0735%8.194.082.895

AFL: 9,091st player to appear, 1,183rd most games played, 4,805th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,221st player to appear, 277th most games played, 523rd most goals kickedFootscray: 730th player to appear, 213th most games played, 607th most goals kickedSydney: 1,176th player to appear, 416th most games played, 993rd most goals kicked

After playing under age football with Melbourne Mark Kellett ended up at St Kilda for whom he played 55 VFL games and kicked 7 goals between 1979 and 1982. Most of his football was played in the backlines where he was resolute, determined and difficult to beat. It was therefore something of a surprise when he was deemed surplus to requirements at the end of the 1982 season.

Still aged just twenty-two Kellett was anxious to continue his league career and he got the chance when Footscray threw him a lifeline. He went on to play 63 games and boot 7 goals from 1983 and 1986 for the Bulldogs with his consistently solid performances only serving to enhance his reputation. After leaving Footscray in 1986 he believed his top level football career was over and moved to Sydney for employment purposes, spending the entire 1987 football season out of the game. However, Sydney believed he still had something to offer and coaxed him to resume his career with them. He went on to play a final 37 games and kick 1 goal with the Swans between 1988 and 1990.

After retiring as a player Mark Kellett served for a time on St Kilda's board.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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