Jack Sexton

Jack Ettwell George Sexton (27 February 1900 – 26 October 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Jack Sexton
Personal information
Full name Jack Ettwell George Sexton
Date of birth (1900-02-27)27 February 1900
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 26 October 1935(1935-10-26) (aged 35)
Place of death Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Glenelg (SANFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–29 Glenelg (SANFL) 47 (?)
1930–31 West Adelaide (SANFL) 19 (2)
1932–34 Fitzroy (VFL) 29 (10)
1935 Norwood (SANFL) 6 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Sexton was a centreman and started his career in 1925 with Glenelg. In 1930, he crossed to West Adelaide after a dispute over his salary. He won a Magarey Medal in 1931 and in the following season, he moved to Victoria and joined Fitzroy. He captained Fitzroy in 1932 and 1933 and played a total of 29 VFL games before returning to South Australia in 1935. Now playing with Norwood as captain-coach, Sexton starting suffering from pleurisy and was forced to resign just six games into the season. He finished with a total of 101 senior games and in October that year, he died from his illness.


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