John Paynter

John PaynterA hero of the fans at Unley Oval, John Paynter wore the Double Blues colours in 246 games from 1983 to 1992.

Captaining the side for two years, the speedy ruck-rover kicked a total of 249 goals and earned the club’s Best & Fairest trophy four times in 10 years.

But of course, John started his career at the Bay, playing 70 games and kicking 82 goals for Glenelg from 1980 to 82 – taking part in both the ’81 and 82 Grand Finals.
Regarded as one of the best South Australian players never to play in the AFL, John pulled on the State guernsey six times.

While he retired from the SANFL in 1992, he didn’t retire from the field, leading St Peter’s Old Collegians as a Playing Coach for two years including a flag in 1995.

John is currently Club Coach of the famous Adelaide University Blacks.

Inducted :2015
Era : 1961 – 1990

PLAYING RECORD:
• 70 games and 82 goals for Glenelg 1980 – 1982
• 246 games and 249 goals for Sturt 1983 – 1992
• Captain of Sturt 1991 – 1992

MATCHES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
• 6 matches for South Australia

ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Four time Best and fairest for Sturt 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991
• Player Life member of Sturt 1990
• Player Life member of the SANFL

SERVICE RECORD:
• Assistant Under17 Coach 2004 – 2006

COACHING RECORD:
• Coach of SPOC (Playing Coach) in 1994 & 1995. Premiers 95
• University Blacks Coach 2014 & 2015

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