Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
James Robison

Known as
Jim Robison

22 December 1927

29 March 2015 (aged 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 118d
Last game: 25y 215d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 12

Jim Robison

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,643rd player to appear, 2,723rd most games played, 4,015th most goals kickedHawthorn: 368th player to appear, 170th most games played, 269th most goals kicked

A solid and consistent full back, Hawthorn's Jim Robison conceded height to most opponents but compensated for this with a mixture of formidable body strength, good judgement, and a prodigious and always well timed leap. He was a long, elegant drop kick and approached the game with a calm authority that was reassuring both to teammates and to fans of the often beleaguered Hawks. Originally from Old Scotch, Robison played 89 VFL games and kicked 17 goals for Hawthorn between 1947 and 1953. At the 1950 Brisbane carnival he was the VFL's full back in three out of the side's four matches.

Author - John Devaney


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