Full Name: DARRYL SUTTON
Date of Birth: 27/07/1952
Date of Death: 28/01/2017
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 84 kg ( 13-3 )
Debut: 12/04/1982, Round 3, Essendon
Last Game: 02/04/1983, Round 2, Melbourne
Total Games: 6
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 8
Total Goals: 1
Darryl was a utility player. Although just under 6 foot tall he was a versatile player who could hold down a key position because of his spring and marking ability. He started his senior career with Glenorchy before crossing to North Melbourne in 1973, however he returned to Glenorchy after one season. North Melbourne lured him back in 1976 and he stayed there until the end of 1980. He kicked 5 goals in the 1976 preliminary final to help North Melbourne to a narrow victory over Carlton in a low scoring game. He was a member of North's 1977 Premiership team and 1976 Grand Final side. He played with Swan Districts in 1981 and went on to gain selection in the West Australian State team.
He then crossed to Richmond in 1982 where he spent an injury interrupted season before moving north to the Sydney Swans. He eventually returned to Tasmania where he finished his playing career with North Hobart, kicking 12 goals in the 1984 first semi-final for North Hobart against New Norfolk. During his career he played 255 senior games and gained selection in the 1979 and 1980 All-Australian teams. He would have played in excess of 300 games had he not suffered eight broken noses, two dislocated shoulders, a punctured lung, a broken cheek as well as enduring an ankle reconstruction. His most recent involvement in football was as coach of the Riddell Football League combined team in 1992.
Glenorchy 1971-72, 1974-75, Games 83 , Goals 160 ( Honours - Premiership 1974, Leading Goalkicker 1972 Goals 73, Tasmanian Representative Team Games 4 Goals 4 ) ; North Melbourne 1973, 1976-80, Games 91, Goals 65 ( Honours - Premiership 1977, All-Australian Team 1979-1980 ) ; North Melbourne Reserves 1973, 1976-80, Games 32, Goals 24 ; Swan Districts 1981, Games 17, Goals 5 ( Honours - Western Australia Representative Team 1981 Games 1 ).
Sydney Swans Seniors 1983, Games 14, Goals 25 ; Sydney Swans Reserves 1983, Games 2, Goals 7 ; North Hobart Captain/Coach 1984-86, Games 38, Goals 130 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1984 Goals 56, 1985 Goals 61, League Representative Team Games 1 Goals 4 ).