Stuart Barclay
Personal information
Full name Stuart E. Barclay
Date of birth (1949-10-04) 4 October 1949 (age 72)
Original team(s) Gisborne
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1973 Essendon 38 (3)
1974–1977 City-South
1978–1981 Windsor-Zillmere
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Stuart Barclay (born 4 October 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Recruited from Gisborne, Barclay was a member of the 1968 Essendon reserves premiership team.[2] A defender, Barclay was used initially as a back pocket but became a half-back.[2] He played 38 league games for Essendon, from 1969 to 1973, then accepted an offer to captain-coach Launceston club City-South, which competed in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association.[3][2]

Barclay was runner-up in the Hec Smith Medal and led City-South to a premiership in 1974, the first of his four seasons as coach.[2] While in Tasmania, Barclay also coached the state team.[4]

From 1978 to 1981, Barclay played in Queensland for Windsor-Zillmere and also represented Queensland.[2] He retired after playing in Windsor-Zillmere's 1981 premiership, which they won with a grand final win over Kedron.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Barclay, Stuart E." Essendon Football Club. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) (Archived)
  3. ^ "Stuart Barclay". AFL Tables.
  4. ^ "Talented Tasmanian rules team to play ACT". The Canberra Times. ACT. 17 May 1974. p. 20. Retrieved 12 April 2014.