Anthony Jones (Australian rules footballer)

Anthony Jones (born 19 December 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer. He was the winner of the 2007 Sandover Medal.

Anthony Jones
Personal information
Full name Anthony Jones
Date of birth (1974-12-19) 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
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2003 Fremantle 082 (3)
1994–95; 1997–98; 2000; 2002–08 Claremont 147 (280)
1999 South Fremantle 001 (0)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1994; 1997; 2005–07 WAFL 5 (6)
1996 Western Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23, 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Fremantle career

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.

Claremont career

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.[1]

He has played 126 games for Claremont and skippered the club in 2008.[2]


  1. Townsend, John & Reid, Russell (2007). Medallist Jones bobs up when it matters The West Australian, 2007-09-18. p.59
  2. Bouncedown (2008). 'Official Guide to the 2008 Season', p.28
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