Tom Arklay

Tom Arklay (26 March 1914 11 January 2002) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Tom Arklay
Personal information
Date of birth (1914-03-26)26 March 1914
Date of death 11 January 2002(2002-01-11) (aged 87)
Original team(s) North Geelong
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1933–1941, 1944 Geelong 137 (45)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1944 Geelong 18 (1–17–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
Sources: AFL Tables,


A Geelong local, Arklay made his senior debut 1933. He was a tough and physical player, mostly used on the half back flank and also as a ruck rover. In both 1938 and 1940 he won Geelong's best and fairest and was a premiership player in 1937.[2]

Arklay left the club after the 1941 VFL season which he had spent as captain. In 1944 however he made a comeback, as captain-coach before retiring at the season's end.[1]


  1. John Devaney. "Tom Arklay". Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. Johnson Leung. "Ratten replaces Bradley as Blues captain". afana. Retrieved 20 August 2013.

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