|V/AFL Clubs||St Kilda, Fitzroy|
Jack Austin was a solid, consistent and reliable performer for South Melbourne in 140 VFLgames between 1930 and 1938. Capable of playing well in almost any set position, he wasmost commonly used, and probably most effective, as a defender. He was one of the best players afield when South overcame Richmond by 42 points in the 1933 VFL grand final, and was also named among the best players after the losing grand finals of 1934-5. He wasexcellent overhead, whether marking or spoiling, and was rarely beaten in one on onecontests.
Author - John Devaney