John K. Watts

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Watts in 2011

John Albert Watts (later known as John K. Watts, 21 January 1937 – 3 June 2017) was an Australian rules football player and radio broadcaster and television personality.[1] He was born in East Perth, Western Australia.

After the 1962 season had finished with East Perth Football Club, John received many good offers from the then Victorian Football League (now Australian Football League) clubs of St Kilda, Essendon, and Geelong. He went on to play for Geelong Football Club from 1963 until 1965 including their 1963 Premiership win over the Hawthorn Football Club. He retired in 1968. Watts later went on to actually own several of Perth's top radio stations and hotels.[2]

In March 2008 he was inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame.[3]

Watts was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011.[4] He died from the disease on 3 June 2017 at the age of 80.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Les Everett. "A tribute to Watts". australianrules.com.au.
  2. "Firefighters contain tavern blaze". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 April 2002. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  3. "WA Football Hall of Fame inductees announced". afl.com.au. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  4. Phillips, Yasmine (7 January 2012). "John K Watts cancer blow". The Sunday Times.
  5. White, Simon (4 June 2017). "WA footy and broadcasting legend dies". PerthNow. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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