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PLAYERS - INGLIS, John Jr

John INGLIS Jr

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 6, 8, 21
Career: 1959 to 1968
NFC Games: 159
NFC Goals: 11
Debut: v West Adelaide (Norwood) 9th May 1959
Finale: v Woodville (Thebarton) 3rd September 1968

NFC Life Member

BIO

John Inglis was a member of the 1954 and 1955 State schoolboy teams. From Norwood High School, Inglis played for Norwood's Junior Colts in 1957, followed by the Senior Colts in 1958.

He made his League debut early in 1959, and was rated the club's best junior in 1960 and the most consistent backman the following season.

A vigorous and determined defender, he played in the 1960 and 1961 grand finals as a half-back flanker.

Inglis proved to be an outstanding utility during his career, also playing admirably as a ruck-rover and a centreman.

Probably best remembered for his close marking and long clearing kicks, he was named best utility in 1966 and 1968, and most consistent in 1967.

After retiring from league football, he was appointed Captain-Coach of the North Whyalla Football Club.

His father, John "Jack" Inglis Sr (nicknamed "Basher") also played League football for Norwood (1937-40, 45 Games).

R Cialini Nov 2014

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