Full Name: LES JONES
Date of Birth: 01/10/1922
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 92 kg ( 14-7 )
Debut: 02/09/1944, Round 18, Collingwood
Last Game: 06/08/1949, Round 16, Essendon
Seasons: 1944, 1946-49
Total Games: 59
Total Goals: 23
Seasons: 1944, 1946-48
Total Games: 29
Les was a ruckman and ruck-rover. A powerfully-built player he assisted Jack Dyer with the heavy ruck work.
His third senior game was as a member of the 1944 Grand Final side which he almost missed, due to military commitments . In 1946, he won the Most Determined award and in 1947 he finished third in the Best & Fairest award. After four seasons at Richmond he moved to Gippsland to coach. Les died in 1989. His brother Dennis played 59 games with Melbourne between 1956 and 1962 and was a member of one Premiership side. Dennis also coached Melbourne in 1979 . Another brother, Jeff, played in Prahran’s 1951 Premiership team.
East Malvern 1939-40 ; Kew Amateurs 1941 ; Army Football Teams 1940-45.
Yallourn 1950-52 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1950 ) ; Welshpool 1953-55 Honours - Premiership 1953, Senior Captain/Coach 1953, Best & Fairest 1953 ; Toora Captain/Coach 1959 ; Edithvale-Aspendale Seconds Coach One Year.