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Andrew JARMAN

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 2, 10
Career: 1990 to 1997
NFC Games: 51
NFC Goals: 33
Debut: v South Adelaide (Norwood) 3rd March 1990
Finale: v Port Adelaide (Football Park) 5th October 1997

Premierships: 1997
SANFL Hall of Fame
Best & Fairest: 1997
Magarey Medal: 1997
Fos Williams Medal: 1990
Advertiser Team of the Year: 1990, 1997
South Australian Games: 15
VFL/AFL Clubs: Adelaide Crows
 

Andrew Jarman played his early football with Gilles Plains High School and the Gaza Football Club. In 1983, he made his League debut with North Adelaide as a 17 year old. He won two Best and Fairest awards for the Roosters, and in 1987 won the Magarey Medal and played in the North Adelaide premiership team.

The silky skilled Jarman moved to the Parade in 1990 in one of the SANFL's more talked about transfers. Jarman had played 165 games for the Roosters in 7 seasons, and in 2001 was named centreman for North Adelaide's Team of the Century.

Jarman had a fine season with the Redlegs in 1990, despite a limited pre-season. He finished runner-up to Stephen Rowe in the Club Champion award and played 22 senior games for the year. The Redlegs were knocked out by South Adelaide in the Elimination Final, and it seemed very much like a case of unfinished business for "Jars". With the advent of the Adelaide Football Club, it looked like it was destined to remain that way.

In 1991, Jarman joined the newly formed Adelaide Crows and was an important player in the club's first ever game against Hawthorn at Football Park. While Jarman's time at the Crows was not without controversy, he was a fine performer for the club between 1991 and 1996. He played 110 games before his delisting, and was named in the centre for the Crows' Team of the Decade.

Jarman returned to the Parade full time in 1997, in what was to be a memorable season for himself and the Norwood Football Club. While at the Crows, Jarman had played one game for Norwood in 1994, and another five, late in the 1996 season. 

Leading the way with his professionalism, Jarman was irrepressible in the 1997 season. Playing in the centre, he won the Club Champion award in the Premiership year and was one of a record 10 Norwood players who represented South Australia against the Australian Capital Territory. In the same year won his second Magarey Medal (tying with Sturt's Brodie Atkinson).

Always the big time player, Jarman had an exceptional record in State football. He won the Fos Williams Medal (awarded to the best South Australian player in an interstate match) on no less than five occasions, and was selected in the 1986 and 1987 All-Australian teams.

After retiring as a player, Jarman had coaching stints at North Adelaide and Perth (WAFL) 

In 2007, Andrew Jarman was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.

His younger brother Darren, was a mercurial footballer for North Adelaide, Hawthorn and the Adelaide Football Clubs.

R Cialini Dec 2014

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