John Ironmonger

John Ironmonger (born 16 February 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans and Fitzroy in the VFL/AFL.

John Ironmonger
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-02-16) 16 February 1961
Place of birth Western Australia
Original team(s) East Perth
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1987 Sydney Swans 45 (1)
1988–1991 Fitzroy 43 (8)
Total 88 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ironmonger was a 200 cm ruckman and started his football career at East Perth in the WAFL. He made his debut in 1980 and won a Sandover Medal for his efforts in the 1983 season. The following year he was recruited by Sydney with whom he spent three seasons before joining Fitzroy. Injuries restricted his appearances for Fitzroy but he managed 43 games to bring his league tally to 88 games. He also represented West Australia at interstate football on four occasions during his career and New South Wales on one occasion. In 1992 he was recruited by Victorian Football Association club Werribee.[1]

Ironmonger now lives in Colorado, U.S.A.. While living in California, U.S.A. he helped found the Santa Cruz Roos in the late 1990s. He is still involved in Australian Football with the Golden Gate Australian Football League.


  1. Phil Cleary (8 April 1992). "VFA goes home to fans". The Sunday Age (Sports Liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 18.
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