Adam Garton

Adam Garton (born 17 January 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Adam Garton
Personal information
Full name Adam Garton
Date of birth (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962
Original team(s) Glenelg[1]
Draft No. 27, 1986 national draft
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1988 Brisbane Bears 3 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from Canberra, Garton was a member of Glenelg's back to back premiership winning teams in 1985 and 1986.[2] He contributed four goals in their 1985 grand final win over North Adelaide.

He joined Brisbane for their inaugural VFL season in 1987, having been picked up from Glenelg with the 27th selection of the 1986 VFL Draft. Garton, now aged 25, made his league debut in a 103-point loss to Carlton and during the match kicked his only VFL goal.[3] He appeared again the following week when the Bears met the Sydney Swans at Carrara but would have to wait until 1988 to play his third and final game, against Melbourne on the MCG.[3]

After leaving the Bears, Garton remained in Queensland and has been involved with the Southport Australian Football Club as both a board member and interchange steward. Garton runs an architecture firm in Brisbane.[4]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Garton to try his luck in Brisbane". The Canberra Times. 12 January 1987. p. 16. Retrieved 20 October 2014 via National Library of Australia.
  3. AFL Tables: Adam Garton
  4. Schwerdt, Mark. "SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg". Retrieved 15 March 2019.
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