Bob Jones (Australian footballer)

Bob Jones (born 22 October 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Bob Jones
Personal information
Full name Bob Jones
Date of birth (1961-10-22) 22 October 1961
Original team(s) Devonport (NTFL)
Draft No. 44, 1987 national draft
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1989 St Kilda 20 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Jones, an Indigenous Australian, grew up in Darwin, but came to St Kilda from Tasmanian club Devonport, at pick 44 of the 1987 National Draft.[1][2] Already 26 when he made his debut for St Kilda in the 1988 VFL season, his 19 games that year were spent as a ruckman and in defence.[3][4] He suffered a season ending knee injury (torn medial ligament) in the opening round of the 1989 season, against the Brisbane Bears at Moorabbin Oval.[5] It would be his final appearance for St Kilda.[3]

His son, Liam Jones, played for the Western Bulldogs and now plays for Carlton.[6]


  1. Marngrook Radio Show, 1116 SEN, April 2012
  2. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  3. AFL Tables: Bob Jones
  4. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  5. The Age,"Lockett's beefy brilliance drives Saints from the front", 3 April 1989, p. 32
  6. The Mercury,"Tassie pup steps up", 2 January 2012, Adam Smith
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