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Key Facts

Full name
James Jackson

Known as
Jim Jackson

28 April 1890

29 August 1976 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 10d
Last game: 36y 108d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Collingwood; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 8, 14, 12, 10
Hawthorn: 1, 2

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1910); Collingwood (1925)

Family links
Jack Francis (Nephew)Jim Francis (Nephew)Syd Francis (Nephew)

Jim Jackson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1909100.000%0
CollingwoodV/AFL1910-1915, 192093220.2463%0
V/AFL1909-1915, 1920, 1925-1926116230.2054%1
Total1909-1915, 1920, 1925-1926116230.2054%1

AFL: 1,503rd player to appear, 1,969th most games played, 3,370th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 289th player to appear, 1,505th most games played, 1,250th most goals kickedCollingwood: 162nd player to appear, 202nd most games played, 290th most goals kickedHawthorn: 6th player to appear, 415th most games played, 611th most goals kicked

After an unconvincing start to his senior league career at St Kilda, Jim Jackson went on to make a name for himself as one of the finest wingmen in the game. His stint at the Saints comprised just one VFL game in 1909, but he then went on to make 93 appearances in the famous black and white of Collingwood between 1910 and 1915 and in 1920. Unfortunately for Jackson, this meant that he failed to play in a premiership team, as when the Woods went top in 1919 he was still on active military service. Four years earlier, he had missed the Grand Final clash with Carlton because of injury, and was sorely missed as the Magpies went down by 33 points.

In 1921, Jackson crossed to Hawthorn in the VFA where he was appointed captain. He was captain during the early part of the 1922 season as well, and when the Mayblooms were admitted to the VFL in 1925 he had the honour of assuming the captaincy once more. He played 22 league games in two seasons with Hawthorn, and returned to the club in 1932 as non-playing coach. It was not a memorable swansong, however, as the brown and golds won just three of 18 matches for the year to finish last.

Author - John Devaney


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