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Jack K. Clarke

Jack K. "Stork" Clarke (born 26/6/1931; died 23 March 1997) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) West Australian National Football League (WANFL).

A brilliant ruckman, he was awarded the Sandover Medal as the fairest and best player in the league in 1957 while playing with the East Fremantle Football Club.

Clarke played 206 games for East Fremantle, plus 26 state games for Western Australia in the period 1952 to 1962. He was named in four All-Australian Teams - 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1961.

Career highlights

  • Played 206 games for East Fremantle
  • Coached 2 games for East Fremantle (1961)
  • Captained East Fremantle in 1961
  • Sandover Medallist 1957
  • East Fremantle Fairest & Best 1956, 1960, 1961
  • Premiership with East Fremantle in 1957
  • 25 State Games for Western Australia
  • State Captain 1958-1960
  • All-Australian 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961

In 1998 Jack Clarke was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

In 2004 he was inducted to the WA Football Hall of Fame.

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