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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Jenkins

Known as
Tommy Jenkins

6 June 1902

6 August 1979 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 342d
Last game: 25y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 21, 3
North Melbourne: 32

Recruited from
Essendon (1927)

Tommy Jenkins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1927341.3333%0
V/AFL1921-1925, 1927661542.3364%0
Total1921-1925, 1927661542.3364%0

AFL: 2,617th player to appear, 3,519th most games played, 623rd most goals kickedEssendon: 330th player to appear, 298th most games played, 43rd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 48th player to appear, 834th most games played, 494th most goals kicked

Tom Jenkins began his senior career with North Melbourne in the VFA before crossing to Essendon. At 173 cm and 93 kg he was built more like a rugby prop than a footballer, but he proved to be a full forward of considerable aplomb, topping Essendon's goal kicking list with 50 goals in the premiership season of 1924, and 37 goals the following year. He was a member of Dons flag-winning combinations in 1923-4, and represented the VFL in 1922. After 63 senior games and 150 goals for Essendon between 1921 and 1925 he added three games and four goals during a brief return to league action with North Melbourne in 1927.

Author - John Devaney


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