Percy Jones (footballer)

Percy Alan Jones (20 January 1908 – 14 March 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Percy Jones
Personal information
Full name Percy Alan Jones
Date of birth (1908-01-20)20 January 1908
Place of birth Wangaratta, Victoria
Date of death 14 March 1960(1960-03-14) (aged 52)
Original team(s) Wangaratta, Hume Weir (O&MFL)
Position(s) Full Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929 Geelong 2 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from Wangaratta, Jones played in Wangaratta's 1925 Ovens & Murray Football League premiership under coach, Percy Rowe.[2][3][4]

Jones crossed to the Hume Weir Football Club in 1926 (most likely for work during the construction of the Hume Weir), then was recruited to Geelong via Hume Weir Football Club in the Ovens & Murray Football League,[5] after kicking 104 goals in 1928[6]

Jones commenced training with Geelong in March, 1929[7] and made his senior VFL debut in June, 1929, in round eight, against Hawthorn, kicking two goals, then played again in round nine, against South Melbourne, kicking 1 goal.

Jones kicked four goals in Weir United's 1931 Ovens & Murray Football League grand final win against West Albury.[8]

Jones kicked four goals for Border United FC (Albury) in their 1933 Ovens & Murray Football League one point grand final loss to Wangaratta,[9] after earlier kicking 11 goals against Rutherglen in round nine.[10] Jones finished with 60 goals in 1933.

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