Full Name: JOHN MANTON
Date of Birth: 18/04/1963
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 94 kg (14-11 )
Debut: 07/07/1984, Round 15, Essendon
Last Game: 27/05/1989, Round 9, Geelong
Total Games: 59
Total Goals: 38
Total Games: 96
Total Goals: 48
John progressed through the lower grades at Richmond and developed into a serviceable key-position player. He had the occasional run in the ruck where his strong marking and athletic spring were his greatest assets. He was not afraid to upset opposing forwards with his close-checking tactics when playing in defence. His best senior season was 1987 when he ran third in the Best and Fairest award. Since leaving Richmond he has played in the Victorian Amateur Competition, with his original team Old Geelong. John has earned selection in both the Victorian State Amateurs and the All-Australian Amateurs. He now lives in Prahran.
Geelong Grammar Junior Football 1975-80 ; Old Geelong Grammarians 1980.
Old Geelong Grammarians 1990-96 ( Honours -Premiership 1990, VAFA Representative Team 1990-92, Victorian Amateur Captain 1991, All-Australian Team & Vice Captain ).