Jay Viney

Jay W. Viney (born 20 December 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Jay Viney
Personal information
Full name Jay W. Viney
Date of birth (1968-12-20) 20 December 1968
Original team(s) Sturt
Draft No. 63, 1987 national draft
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1991 Melbourne 23 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Viney played senior football at Sturt before being reunited with his elder brother Todd when Melbourne recruited him in the 1987 VFL Draft.[1]

He found it difficult to put together regular VFL/AFL appearances but he did play in the last 11 home and away games of the 1991 AFL season.[2] However he was then let go by Melbourne and returned to the South Australian National Football League where he captained the embattled Double Blues under famous coach Haydn Bunton junior in 1993 and 1994, but could not avoid a fifth and then a sixth consecutive wooden spoon. When a merger with Norwood to form an AFL club failed,[3] Sturt entered a crisis that saw Viney and many others leave the club, resulting in the club’s worst season on record in 1995.[4] Viney finished his career playing for North Adelaide, a club he was captain of in 1997 and 1998.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Jay Viney". AFL Tables.
  3. Lysikatos, John; True blue: the history of the Sturt Football Club p. 337. ISBN 0959268715
  4. Sturt Football Club history Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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