Jack Edwards (Australian footballer)

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Jack Edwards
Personal information
Full name John Douglas Edwards
Date of birth 26 February 1931
Date of death 23 August 2014(2014-08-23) (aged 83)
Original team(s) West Brunswick Juniors
Height/Weight 180 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951-1959 North Melbourne 114 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1959 season.

John Douglas "Jack" Edwards (26 February 1931 - 23 August 2014)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1950s.

Edwards was a fullback and won a Syd Barker Medal in 1956 for North Melbourne's best and fairest player. He also represented Victoria at interstate football towards the end of his career.

After retiring as a player he became a coach in the VFA for both Coburg and Brunswick. He remained involved in the game as well as a football commentator on TV.


  1. ^ "North mourns Edwards". NMFC.com.au. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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