Full Name: GARY PARKES
Date of Birth: 02/07/1951
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 81 kg ( 12-11 )
Debut: 13/05/1978, Round 7, South Melbourne
Last Game: 25/04/ 1979, Round 4, Melbourne
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 6
Total Games: 26
Total Goals: 14
Gary was a pacy, long kicking, wingman who had been a consistent player with Essendon prior to playing with Richmond. His time with Richmond was hampered with injuries which restricted his senior appearances. After leaving Richmond, he crossed to Werribee where he spent four seasons. He also had success in athletics running third in the 1969 Victorian Pentathlon event. In 1978 he won the Wangaratta Gift, foot race. He has also been a finalist at the Stawell Easter Gift. Gary now works with the Department of Agriculture and lives in the eastern suburbs.
Pascoe Vale Juniors 1963-68, Games 70 ( Honours - U/13 Leading Goalkicker 1963, U/15 Best & Fairest 1965, Victorian Representative Team U/14 1965 ).
Essendon Seniors 1970-76, Games 96, Goals 39 ; Essendon Reserves 1970-76, Games 37, Goals 18 ; Werribee 1981-84, Games 62, Goals 28 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1983, VFA Representative Team Games 1.