John Williams (Australian footballer, born 1988)

John "Willy" Williams (born 8 October 1988) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Williams was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and then at the University of Queensland where he learned the game after joining the University of Queensland Australian Football Club. After successful seasons in the Under 18 and Senior sides at UQ he moved to the Morningside Australian Football Club for a season (which included an appearance in the Queensland Under 21 representative side) before being drafted to Essendon. Williams spent most of his time with Essendon playing for their VFL-affiliate, the Bendigo Bombers. He made his debut in the final game of the 2008 season. After playing one senior match in four seasons, Williams was delisted by Essendon at the end of 2010.[1]

John Williams
Personal information
Full name John Williams
Date of birth (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988
Original team(s) Morningside
Draft 5th overall, 2007 Pre-Season Draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 24
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2010 Essendon 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
Sources: AFL Tables,


  1. "Swans, Bombers announce changes". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2012.

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