Jack Cockburn

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Jack Cockburn
Personal information
Date of birth 26 December 1911
Date of death 21 September 1990(1990-09-21) (aged 78)
Original team(s) Blyth
Height / weight 180 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–43, 1946–47
1942–43
1943–44
South Adelaide
South Adelaide-Sturt
Essendon
151 (52)
016 0(7)
010 0(2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.

Jack Cockburn (26 December 1911 - 21 September 1990)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and for South Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Cockburn started his SANFL career with South Adelaide in 1934, having previously played for Blyth as a teenager and young man in the Stanley Football Association, where he won the A. E. Fryar Medal a record three times.[2] He was a member of South Adelaide premiership teams in 1935 and 1938. The 1935 season also saw him win a Magarey Medal for the league's best and fairest player. By the time he retired in 1947 he had played 167 SANFL games and represented South Australia seven times at interstate football.[3] He is a half back flanker in South Adelaide's official 'Team of the Century'.

During World War II he was stationed in Melbourne and in 1943 was signed up by Essendon. He played in Essendon's five point Grand Final loss to Richmond that year. After playing for Essendon again in 1944 he returned to South Australia.

Cockburn's daughter, Bronte Cockburn, played basketball for Australia women's national basketball team at the 1957 World Championship held in Brazil.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles - C (Cockburn, Jack)". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Jack Cockburn Wins Fryar Medal for the Third Time. Trove: The Northern Argus (19 August 1932, page 5). Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  3. ^ "Jack Cockburn". SANFL. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Sport Runs in the Family. Trove: The Adelaide Advertiser (8 August 1952, p. 3). Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  5. ^ FIBA Archive. 1957 World Championship for Women. Australia. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  6. ^ Basketball Australia. Opals History. Retrieved 2016-02-05.

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