Jack Cockburn

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Jack Cockburn
Personal information
Date of birth 26 December 1911
Original team Blyth
Height/Weight 180 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934-43, 1946-47
South Adelaide
South Adelaide-Sturt
151 (52)
016 0(7)
010 0(2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1947 season.

Jack Cockburn (born 26 December 1911, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and for South Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Cockburn started his senior career with South Adelaide in 1934. He was a member of South Adelaide premiership teams in 1935 and 1938. The 1935 season also saw him win a Magarey Medal for the league's best and fairest player. By the time he retired in 1947 he had played 167 SANFL games and represented South Australia seven times at interstate football.[1] He is a half back flanker in South Adelaide's official 'Team of the Century'.

During World War II he was stationed in Melbourne and in 1943 was signed up by Essendon. He played in Essendon's five point Grand Final loss to Richmond that year. After playing for Essendon again in 1944 he returned to South Australia.


  1. ^ "Jack Cockburn". SANFL. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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