John Parkinson (footballer)
John Parkinson (born 7 November 1944) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Claremont in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
|Full name||John Rodney Parkinson|
|Date of birth||7 November 1944|
|Original team(s)||Scotch College|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|1963–70, 1972–73||Claremont||156 (238)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1973.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A rover, Parkinson made his debut for Claremont in 1963. He was a premiership player in 1964 and in 1967 won both a Sandover Medal and best and fairest award. During his time at Claremont he also topped their goal kicking on three occasions.
Parkinson joined VFL side Collingwood in 1971 and played three games that year before suffering a season ending broken collarbone.
- John Parkinson's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Fullpointsfooty profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 9 February 2008)