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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Jarrard

Known as
Ted Jarrard

Born
15 April 1922

Died
25 November 2010 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 140d
Last game: 31y 136d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 19, 4, 2

Ted Jarrard

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1944-1953130110.0851%11
Total1944-1953130110.0851%11

AFL: 5,401st player to appear, 1,651st most games played, 4,758th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 342nd player to appear, 82nd most games played, 338th most goals kicked

In many ways Ted Jarrard, who played 130 VFL games for North Melbourne between 1944 to 1953, typified the Shinboner ethic in that he was tough as nails, resolute and unrelenting. He featured in a North backline that espoused the same qualities, but at the same time he was a highly capable footballer who kicked and marked well. A regular Big V representative, including games at both the 1950 Brisbane and 1953 Adelaide carnivals, he was typically at his best when the stakes were highest. A case in point was the 1950 grand final in which North lowered their colours to Essendon and Jarrard was one of only a few northerner to do himself justice.

After leaving North Melbourne Ted Jarrard captain-coached Camberwell in the VFA for a time and later had stints at Fitzroy Rovers and Jeparit. He was included on a half back flank in the official Kangas 'Team of the Century'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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