Les Jones

Image DOB: 22 October 1909
Died: 11 January 1956

Debut: Round 1, 1933 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Round 3, 1941 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: East Fremantle

Number: 13 (1933-1941)

Premiership Player - 1939
Best First Year Player - 1933

Games: 121
Goals: 88
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

After three premierships with East Fremantle between 1928 and 1932, Jones was recruited to Melbourne on the promise of a job with the oil company of chairman Joe Blair, 'Tiger' Jones debuted the year Checker Hughes took over as coach and rapidly made himself a fixture in the senior side. In an otherwise disappointing 1933 season for the club Jones played 14 games and won the Best First Year Player award.

The start of Jones' 1934 campaign was delayed by illness, and he didn't play his first game until Round 9. He recovered to play 18 games the next year, and was named deputy vice captain in 1936.

Three times voted "Best Utility Player", he lined up on a half-forward flank in the 1939 Grand Final and booted three goals. He missed the 1940 premiership after taking over as coach of Terang. That year he also played with Port Melbourne. He returned to play one game with the Demons in 1941 before transferring to Brighton. Enlisted in the RAAF in 1941. Played one further game for Brighton in 1945.

1933 1442
1934 1044
1935 1884
1936 20231
1937 20140
1938 1490
1939 20230
1940 430
1941 100
Tribunal Record
Round 9, 1933 Striking Not Guilty

The Port Melbourne player may have been a different Les Jones.

Interstate recruits
Players who served during war

Sunday Times - 11/12/1932
Argus - 30/04/1934
Argus - 25/02/1936
Argus - 10/02/1940
Argus - 12/03/1941
Sporting Globe - 13/09/1941
Australasian - 24/06/1944

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