John Hutton (footballer)
|Full name||John Hutton|
|Date of birth||26 May 1966|
|Original team(s)||Claremont, WAFL|
|Draft||Fremantle: Zone Selection, 1994 National Draft|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|1992||Brisbane Bears||18 (43)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Taken as #1 pick by Brisbane in the 1991 AFL Draft from the Claremont Football Club in Western Australia, Hutton was touted as being a highly talented full-forward prospect fresh from having completed a West Australian Football League where he won the Bernie Naylor Medal as the league's leading goalkicker with 100 goals.
As a Bear he is best remembered for his role kicking 8 goals in the Bears final game at Carrara Stadium vs Sydney Swans in Round 23, 1992 as well as for wearing a helmet during games for much of his playing career. He also kicked 8 goals against Geelong Football Club in round 7, 1992 to win the Brisbane Bears goalkicking award in 1992. Despite that, he was delisted before the 1993 season.
Hutton moved to play for Sydney in 1993, but after only kicking 9 goals from five matches he was delisted at the end of the 1993 season.
In 1994, Hutton's career was revived when he was selected by the Fremantle Football Club's inaugural squad as part of the zoning rule to play in their debut 1995 season.
- "The wait is over: real stuff begins". The Canberra Times. 66, (20, 796). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 21 March 1992. p. 14 (Saturday Magazine). Retrieved 6 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Bernie Naylor Medalists". www.wafl.com.au. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- "Tigers out to atone for a poor decade". The Canberra Times. 67, (21, 148). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 10 March 1993. p. 42. Retrieved 6 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- "Hutton kicks 8 as Dockers savage Swans". The Canberra Times. 70, (21, 935). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 8 May 1995. p. 32. Retrieved 6 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)