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Brian 'Barney' Jones

Carlton Reserve Career: 1952 - 1954.
Reserve Games: TBA
Reserve Goals: TBA
Height: 179cm (5’ 10½”)
Weight: 77.5 kg (12.3)
Guernsey No. 26 (1952) and 15 (1953).
DOB: 28th December, 1934.


Brian Kevin Jones known as “Barney” Jones and was born in Brunswick and died on November 27, 2000 at the age of 65.

Barney won Carlton's Under 19's Best and Fairest in 1952 and was a long time Carlton Cricket player from 1954 to 1971 and father of Test player Dean Jones.

Played for the Under 19's in 1951-53 and in the reserves in 1952-1954 before going to Coburg in the VFA in 1955 and in 1956 respresented the VFA in the Carnival in Perth.

Recruited from Merlynston to Carlton Under 19s in 1951 and was cleared from Carlton 3rds (Under 19's) to Carlton 2nds on July 7, 1952.

He was a squad member of the Carlton Under 19's premiership team in 1951 with the jumper number 36. He worn number 11 in Carlton's Under 19’s in 1952 and 1953 and worn number 26 in the reserves in 1952 and number 15 in 1953 (when he played in 12 games during this season).

Barney was named in the best for Carlton Under 19's and scored 6 goals in their semi final loss to Footscray on August 23, 1952 (Final scores Carlton 9.6.60 to Footscray 12.6.78)

Goals Footscray: Cross 7, McPhee, Smith, White, Ryan & Considine.
Best: Cross, Neate, Smith, McPhee, Baddeley, White & Whitten.
Goals Carlton: Jones 6, Knight, Atkinson & Pratt.
Best: Jones, Short, Coco, Hunt, Wilson & McGregor.

1956 Played all 4 games for The VFA in the 1956 Carnival Series held at Subiaco Oval, Perth between June 14th and 23rd. Barney was named in the best players and scored 1 goal & 1 behind in the opening game against South Australia (final scores SA 16.14.110 to VFA 11.10.76 played on June 14, 1956.)

VFA Personnel

BARNEY JONES (Coburg):
21 years of age. Was a schoolboy star player with Brunswick Technical and with Merlynston in N.D.J.F.A. before joining Carlton thirds, where he was Best and Fairest before gaining promotion to Carlton seconds in 1953. An injured shoulder has jeopardised his football future, but his outstanding ability at centre half-forward for Coburg in 8 games early in 1955 ensured the club undertaking the heavy expense of a successful operation. “Barney” soon hit his game this season, excelling either at centre or in the vital centre half-forward position. With his brilliant marking, clever anticipation, accurate kicking, Barney shows championship form. He also plays district cricket with Carlton. - From Page 13 of the Football Budget (Western Australia) Tuesday June 19, 1956.

(N.D.J.F.A. -Northern District Junior Football Association)


Career Highlights

1952 - U/19's Best and Fairest Award