Jacana Football Club
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|Full name||Jacana Football Club|
|Strip||Purple & Gold|
|League||Essendon District Football League|
|Ground||Jacana Reserve, Jacana|
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.
- Under 18 Division 2
- Reserves Division 2
- Seniors Division 2
- Youth Girls
- VWFL North West Seniors
Senior: 1967 & 1980 (2)
Riddell District Football League: 2000 (1)
Jacana has produced a number of VFL / AFL players who have gone on to achieve great honours at the highest level. They include:
- Bruce Doull
- Scott Wynd
- Chris Johnson
- Paul Wynd
- Ross Smith
- Peter Smith
- Jose Romero
- Rod Dell
- Shane Zantuck
- Ken Hill
- Glen Joseph
- Brian Hall
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