Jacana Football Club

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Full name Jacana Football Club
Nickname The Jaguars
Strip Purple & Gold
Founded 1961
League Essendon District Football League
Ground Jacana Reserve, Jacana
Senior Premierships: 4
Website http://www.jacanafc.com.au

Jacana Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 16 km north of Melbourne in the suburb of Jacana and is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League.

The Jacana Football Club was founded in 1961, as a junior club fielding an Under 15s team.

In 1965 the senior club was established and fielded teams in every age group.

The Jacana Pavilion was then opened on 9 July 1966, by the Mayor J.A. Culpin.

The original Jacana jumper was purple with a Gold JFC monogram. The club then changed to a gold V which was used up to 2006. In 2007 the club reverted to the original jumper.

From 1986 to 2000 Jacana participated in the Riddell District Football League and won its 3rd senior premiership in 2000 defeating Wallan 14.12.96 to 11.11.77.

Jacana has competed in various competitions including the Y.C.W competition, the Northern Metropolitan Football League and the Preston and District Junior Football Association.

In the early 1990s, Jacana’s senior club became the Broadmeadows United Football Club, and their jumper changed to purple with a Gold Vee. Then in 1997 the club went back to the name of Jacana Football Club, whilst keeping the purple and yellow vee jumper up until the end of 2006.

In 2001 the club became affiliated for the first time with the Essendon District Football League.The junior teams are now called the Jaguars and their jumpers are purple and Gold with a jaguar monogram, and are known as the Jacana Jaguars.

2013 Teams[edit]

  • Under 18 Division 2
  • Reserves Division 2
  • Seniors Division 2
  • Youth Girls
  • VWFL North West Seniors

Senior Premierships[edit]

Senior: 1967, 1980, 2000 and 2017 (4)

Riddell District Football League - Division 1: 2000 (1)

Essendon District Football League - Division 2: 2017 (1)

AFL players[edit]

Jacana has produced a number of VFL / AFL players who have gone on to achieve great honours at the highest level. They include:

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