Jack Hutchinson

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Jack Hutchinson was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) between 1901 and 1910. He played his first two seasons for the Port Melbourne Football Club then crossed to the Richmond Football Club in 1903 and played there until they left VFA at the end of the 1907 season. He then had two seasons for the Footscray Football Club and ended his career back at Port.

A talented full forward, he was the VFA's leading goalkicker for six out of seven seasons from 1902 to 1908. The only season that he did not lead the competition's goalkicking was 1905 when he missed several matches due to injury. However, he still managed to kick 41 goals for the Tigers (only seven short of the season's leader) and play in the Richmond premiership side. He also played in Footscray's 1908 premiership.

Hutchinson's 260 goals kicked over his five seasons at Richmond was the most of any player during the club's time in the VFA. In his last season at Richmond he kicked 67 goals, at the time an individual season record for the Association. He improved on this mark by one goal in the next season, his first at Footscray. By the end of his final season he had become the first player in the VFA to kick over 500 career goals. In 1908, he kicked sixteen goals in a match against North Melbourne, which was at the time a VFA record for a player in a match.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Boy. "Association matches". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). p. 5. 
  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996