Frank Gumbleton

Frank Gumbleton (born 6 March 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the North Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League during the 1970s. Gumbleton was recruited from the country NSW football club of Ganmain. He was a premiership player for Ganmain in 1969.[1]

Frank Gumbleton
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-03-06) 6 March 1951
Place of birth Ganmain, New South Wales
Original team(s) Ganmain
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Back Pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1970–1979 North Melbourne 147 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.
Career highlights

North Melbourne Football Club

Sources: AFL Tables,

Gumbleton usually played in the back pocket. A brilliant defender not known for his flair, yet was instrumental in solidifying the tight defensive North Melbourne team of the 1970s. In later years Gumbleton was a runner for the North Melbourne team.


  1. Wilks, M. (2011) Australian football clubs in NSW Bas Publishing. p. 54

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