Adam Garton
Personal information
Full name Adam Garton
Date of birth (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 60)
Original team(s) Glenelg (SANFL)[1]
Draft No. 27, 1986 national draft
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1986 & 1989 Glenelg 90 (72)
1987–1988 Brisbane Bears 03 0(1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Adam Garton (born 17 January 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Originally from ACT AFL club West Canberra, Garton was a member of Glenelg's back to back South Australian National Football League (SANFL) premiership winning teams in 1985 and 1986.[2] He contributed four goals in their 1985 grand final win over North Adelaide.

Garton joined Brisbane for their inaugural VFL season in 1987, having been picked up from Glenelg with the 27th selection of the 1986 VFL Draft. Garton, now aged 25, made his league debut in a 103-point loss to Carlton and during the match kicked his only VFL goal.[3] He appeared again the following week when the Bears met the Sydney Swans at Carrara but would have to wait until 1988 to play his third and final game, against Melbourne on the MCG.[3]

After leaving the Bears, Garton returned to Glenelg for one season before moving back to Queensland and has been involved with the Southport Australian Football Club as both a board member and interchange steward. Garton runs an architecture firm in Brisbane.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ "Garton to try his luck in Brisbane". The Canberra Times. 12 January 1987. p. 16. Retrieved 20 October 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Adam Garton
  4. ^ Schwerdt, Mark. "SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg". Retrieved 15 March 2019.