Clark Keating

Clark Anthony Keating (born 19 March 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Clark Keating
Personal information
Full name Clark Anthony Keating
Date of birth (1976-03-19) 19 March 1976
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland
Original team(s) Surfers Paradise AFC
Height 197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 103 kg (227 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996 Brisbane Bears 014 0(9)
1997–2006 Brisbane Lions 125 (74)
Total 139 (83)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Known as "Crackers" (after former VFL star Peter Keenan), Keating was selected by the Brisbane Bears as a local (along with Brent Green in 1992, playing for their under 19s).

Known by some as the "September Specialist", Keating's history of shoulder injuries sidelined him during the 2002 and 2003 seasons, but he went on and played magnificent finals series to taste premiership success with the Lions 3 times in a row. Had a superb performance in the ruck in the 2002 Grand Final with a career best 39 hitouts.

Keating is the brother of former Adelaide ruckman Aaron Keating who played just 6 games, including the 1997 premiership.

Keating attended The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland.

He retired and was delisted by the Lions at the end of 2006.[1]

Despite not playing the required 150 games, Keating was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership for his contributions to the club. At end of the 2007 season, Brisbane Lions signed Clark Keating as a ruck coach due to Shaun Rehn leaving Brisbane. He joined fellow Brisbane premiership players Chris Johnson, Adrian Fletcher and Justin Leppitsch on the Brisbane coaching panel.[2]

In October 2008, dual premiership ruckman Beau McDonald replaced former premiership team-mate Clark Keating as the Club's part-time ruck coach next season due to Keating's growing business interests.[3]


 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1996 Brisbane Bears 271493704411435100.
1997 Brisbane Lions 27201561366720383130.
1998 Brisbane Lions 277132933621360.
1999 Brisbane Lions 2721187953513053180.
2000 Brisbane Lions 270
2001 Brisbane Lions 2720159705112147250.
2002 Brisbane Lions 27124235336819120.
2003 Brisbane Lions 27125647317820150.
2004 Brisbane Lions 27115844307424120.
2005 Brisbane Lions 2715107614710831240.
2006 Brisbane Lions 277112830581960.
Career 139 83 52 615 401 1016 344 141 0.6 0.4 4.4 2.9 7.3 2.5 1.0


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