Jack Bisset

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Jack Bisset
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Personal information
Full name Jack Bisset
Date of birth (1900-09-01)1 September 1900
Date of death 21 August 1966(1966-08-21) (aged 65)
Original team(s) Nar Nar Goon (EDFL)
Port Melbourne (VFL)
Stawell (WFL)
Height / weight 180cm / 83kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1928 Richmond 19 (6)
1931 Richmond 19 (3)
1932–1936 South Melbourne 90 (9)
Total 128 (18)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1933–1936 South Melbourne 80 (63–17–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1936.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Bisset (1 September 1900 – 21 August 1966)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club and played for and coached the South Melbourne Football Club in the VFL. His surname is often spelt as Bissett and it is unclear which spelling is correct.

Bisset started his football career at Nar Nar Goon, captaining their 1921 premiership side. He moved to Port Melbourne in the VFA in 1922 was fullback for their premiership side in that year. He was captain-coach of Stawell from 1926 to 1927. He began playing as a follower and moved to Richmond where he made his VFL debut in 1928. He spent two seasons with the Tigers, 1928 and 1931, both ending in Grand Final losses. In between his two seasons at Richmond he was captain-coach at Nhill.

In 1932 he was recruited by South Melbourne and became their captain-coach the following season. Bisset had an immediate impact on the club, guiding them to their first premiership in 15 years. He remained in the role until the end of the 1936 season having reached the Grand Final in every year. South Melbourne however could not repeat their 1933 success, losing the Grand Finals by 39, 20 and 11 points respectively. Having won 63 of the 80 games that he coached, Bisset was named coach of the Swans' official 'Team of the Century'.


  1. ^ "Jack Bisset - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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