John Clennett

Image DOB: 25 January 1950

Debut: Round 2, 1972 against Footscray at MCG
Last Game: Round 18, 1974 against South Melbourne at Waverley

Games: 39
Goals: 22
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

From: Hutchins Old Boys, Tasmania

Number: 34 1972, 5 1973-1974

6'4" ruckman and former All-Australian amateur who was signed to bolster the Demon ruck division and help out Peter Keenan.

Despite arriving at the club with a knee injury Clennett played 17 games in his rookie season and won praise for his early performances. He was described as a future star during his rookie year but had a delayed start to 1973 after dislocating his shoulder water skiing on the Murray River.

In 1975 Clennett returned to Tasmania to study but Melbourne demanded a $10,000 transfer fee from Sandy Bay. The Tasmanians offered to return $8,000 of the total if Clennett came back to Victoria in 1976. He didn't return, despite another attempt by the Demons to lure him back in 1977. He then suffered a serious knee injury in the 1978 Tasmanian League pre-season.

1972 1730
1973 830
1974 1461

Interstate Recruits

The Age - 08/03/1972
"Demons suffer early blow" - The Age 24/01/1973
"Clennett goes back home to study" - The Age 14/03/1975
"Clennett fee $10,000" - The Age 08/04/1975
Inside Football - 16/03/1978

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