Anthony Jones (Australian rules footballer)
|Full name||Anthony Jones|
|Date of birth||19 December 1974|
|Place of birth||Perth|
|Original team(s)||Osborne Park JFC|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Position(s)||Centre half-forward, centre half-back|
|1994–95; 1997–98; 2000; 2002–08||Claremont||147 (280)|
|1999||South Fremantle||1 (0)|
|Representative team honours|
|1994; 1997; 2005–07||WAFL||5 (6)|
|1996||Western Australia||1 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23, 2008.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Jones played only 82 games over nine AFL seasons, missing many games to injuries to his knee, foot, hamstring, rib and shoulder as well as a punctured lung. A stress fracture of the right foot resulted in him being sidelined for the entire 1999 season and in an unusual injury for a footballer, a ruptured tendon in his chest caused him to miss the second half of the 2002 season.
After being delisted by Fremantle at the end of the 2003 season, Jones continued to play for Claremont where he has switched to the forward line with great success. He has finished in the top 4 of the Claremont Best and Fairest award in each year since then and in 2006 was named the captain of the state team that played South Australia.
In 2007, he became the oldest person to ever win the Sandover Medal, narrowly beating Subiaco's Brad Smith.
He has played 126 games for Claremont and skippered the club in 2008.
- Townsend, John & Reid, Russell (2007). Medallist Jones bobs up when it matters The West Australian, 2007-09-18. p.59
- Bouncedown (2008). 'Official Guide to the 2008 Season', p.28
- Anthony Jones's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
- Anthony Jones's playing statistics from AFL Tables