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Key Facts

Full name
Frank Jeeves

Known as
Frank Jeeves

Born
15 February 1927

Died
11 June 2010 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 133d
Last game: 27y 96d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 9

Frank Jeeves

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1947-1952, 195465250.3845%12
Total1947-1952, 195465250.3845%12

AFL: 5,716th player to appear, 3,521st most games played, 3,232nd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 389th player to appear, 209th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

Originally from Wonthaggi, Frank Jeeves played at seconds level for Fitzroy before being picked up by North Melbourne. A slimly built (180cm, 76kg) key forward, he debuted for the shinboners in round 11 1947, but did not become a regular senior player until the following year. He went on to play a total of 65 VFL games and score 25 goals for the club before crossing to Moorabbin during the 1954 season. His career highlight was probably lining up at full forward in the 1950 grand final, albeit that North lost to Essendon. His time with VFA club Moorabbin was fleeting as he added just four appearances and four goals before calling it a day.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.