Tom Sherry

Thomas Matthew Sherry (5 October 1881 – 3 August 1971)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Tom Sherry
Personal information
Full name Thomas Matthew Sherry
Date of birth (1881-10-05)5 October 1881
Place of birth Undera, Victoria
Date of death 3 August 1971(1971-08-03) (aged 89)
Place of death Tongala, Victoria
Original team(s) Barwon
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907 Geelong 13 (18)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1907.
Sources: AFL Tables,


Sherry, a recruit from Barwon, played for Geelong in the 1907 VFL season.[2][3] He came into the side in round five and played in the remainder of Geelong's games that season, a total of 13 appearances.[4] His tally of 18 goals in 1907 was enough to win Geelong's leading goalkicker award.[5]

In 1908, Sherry applied for a clearance to the Melbourne Football Club, but it was refused.[6] He instead made his way to Victorian Football Association club Prahran.[7][8]


  1. "Tom Sherry – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  3. "Geelong v. Melbourne;". Geelong Advertiser. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 27 May 1907. p. 4. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. "Tom Sherry – Games Played". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  5. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  6. "Football". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 7 May 1908. p. 9. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  7. "Football Notes". The Australasian. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 23 May 1908. p. 21. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  8. "Improving". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 18 May 1908. p. 5. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
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