Jack Cashman

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Jack Cashman
Personal information
Full name John Joseph "Jack" Cashman
Date of birth 21 April 1906
Place of birth Zeehan, Tasmania
Date of death 18 July 1982(1982-07-18) (aged 76)
Place of death Essendon, Victoria
Original team(s) Fitzroy Juniors
Height / weight 189 cm / 88 kg
Position(s) Forward/Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–31, 1934 Fitzroy 76 (102)
1934–35 Carlton 17 0(23)
Total 93 (125)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1934 Fitzroy 2 (1–1–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Joseph Cashman (21 April 1906 – 18 July 1982)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Cashman was used during his career mostly as a ruckman and forward. He was recruited locally to Fitzroy and kicked 25 goals for them in 1929.

In 1932 he went to Western Australia and took on the role of captain-coach of West Perth, steering them to their first WAFL premiership since 1905 in his first year in charge. He led West Perth to a third place the following season and was lured back to Fitzroy where he was appointed captain-coach.

After just two games as captain-coach of Fitzroy, Cashman resigned, citing that members of the club committee were against him. A four-time VFL interstate representative, he got a clearance to Carlton and finished the season there, kicking 19 goals up forward.

Although he started the 1935 season at Carlton, he ended up at Yarraville and was a centre half forward in their premiership that year. He continued his coaching career in 1937 when he was put in charge of Yarraville and in 1938 he became captain-coach of Cananore in Tasmania before retiring in 1941.


  1. ^ "Jack Cashman - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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