Gary Merrington

Gary Merrington (born 19 November 1946) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Gary Merrington
Personal information
Full name Gary Merrington
Date of birth (1946-11-19) 19 November 1946
Original team(s) Sunshine YCW / Braybrook
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966–1975 Footscray 174 (46)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1975.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Merrington was recruited locally, from Footscray District Football League club Braybrook,and also played on the alternate day for Sunshine YCW.

He played as a defender for most of his career, but also spent some time on the wing.[2]

Merrington was a member of Footscray's 1967 and 1970 night premierships.

After retiring he continued serving the club as a recruiter and was their Football Manager during the 1990s.[3]

He had a son, Andrew Merrington, who played for Carlton.


  1. AFL Tables: Gary Merrington
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. The Age,"A Collingwood poll: that's entertainment", 3 December 1989, p. 65
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