Jack Cassin

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Jack Cassin
Personal information
Date of birth 1 July 1915
Date of death 3 September 1994(1994-09-03) (aged 79)
Original team Seville
Debut Round 2, 1936, Essendon
v. Carlton, at Princes Park
Height/Weight 183 cm / 82 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1936-1947 Essendon 150 (145)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1947
1948
1949-1950
Essendon reserves
Euroa
Colac
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1947 season.
Career highlights
  • Victorian Interstate team 1941
  • Life Member Essendon Football Club (1946)

Jack Cassin (1 July 1915 – 3 September 1994) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the VFL.

His son John later played for Essendon from 1971 to 1974.

Recruit[edit]

Cassin was recruited to Essendon from Seville Football Club, having previously played for Wandin Football Club.

Although he was residentially tied to Richmond, Richmond had expressed no interest in him and, also, some Fitzroy officials had gone to see him play the week before he was signed by Essendon, and had left the match without even speaking to him.

Debut[edit]

He made his debut against Carlton at Princes Park on 9 May 1936, when Carlton thrashed Essendon 21.19 (145) to 5.13 (43).[1][1]

Career with Essendon[edit]

Cassin was mainly used in the first ruck, combining well with Hugh Torney, and his hard and tenacious style of play meant that he was a controversial figure during his career, often having to visit the tribunal and, even once, was attacked on the field by an angry opposition supporter.

Record[edit]

His football record is impressive:

  • 1934: Wandin Football Club.
  • 1935: Seville Football Club.
  • 1936: Essendon Football Club, 8 senior games.
  • 1937: Essendon Football Club, 14 senior games.
  • 1938: Essendon Football Club, 12 senior games.
  • 1939: Essendon Football Club, 17 senior games, plus 1 game as reserve (not called on to play).
  • 1940: Essendon Football Club, 16 senior games, plus 2 finals matches.
  • 1941: Essendon Football Club, 12 senior games, suspended 4 matches, plus 3 finals matches, including losing Grand Final team (Melbourne 19.13 (127) to Essendon's 13.20 (98)).
    • Represented Victoria against South Australia.
  • 1942: Essendon Football Club, 10 senior games, plus 2 finals matches, including winning Grand Final team (Essendon 19.18 (132) to 11.13 (79),19.13 (127) to Richmond's 13.20 (98)).
  • 1943: Essendon Football Club, 12 senior games, plus 2 finals matches, including losing Grand Final team (Richmond 12.14 (86) to Essendon's 11.15 (81)).
  • 1944: Essendon Football Club, 17 senior games, plus 2 finals matches, including losing Grand Final team (Richmond 16.12 (108) to Essendon's 12.15 (87)).
  • 1945: Did not play, war service.
  • 1946: Essendon Football Club, 17 senior games, plus 3 finals matches, including a drawn Second Semi Final (Essendon 14.16 (100) to Collingwood 13.22 (100), and the winning Grand Final team (Essendon 22.18 (150) to Melbourne's 13.9 (87)).
    • Made a life Member of the Essendon Football Club.
  • 1947: Essendon Football Club, no senior games, 1 finals match, in a Grand Final team that lost by just one point (Carlton 13.8 (86) to Essendon's 11.19 (85)).[2] [2] 1947 VFL Grand Final
  • 1948: Euroa Football Club, captain-coach.
  • 1949: Colac Football Club, captain-coach.
  • 1950: Colac Football Club, captain-coach.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 1936 VFL season#Round 2
  2. ^ Cassin was recalled to senior team for Grand Final match, after retiring from senior team, and spending season as captain-coach of the Reserves, due to extensive player injuries to those on Essendon's senior list.

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