Jack Gale

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Jack Gale
Personal information
Full name John Henry Gale
Date of birth 28 August 1899
Place of birth Burnie, Tasmania
Date of death 5 April 1975(1975-04-05) (aged 75)
Place of death Burnie, Tasmania
Original team(s) Yeoman (Tas)
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924 Richmond 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1924.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Gale (28 August 1899 – 5 April 1975)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played three games in the VFL for Richmond Football Club in 1924.

He returned to Tasmania and was Captain/Coach of the Wynyard Football Club from 1927 and 1928. After retiring as a player he then became an umpire in the NWFU.

Gale's son, Don, was a champion Tasmanian footballer who became the first player from the NWFU to achieve All Australian selection, whilst two of his grandsons, Michael and Brendon, had lengthy AFL careers throughout the 1990s, both also playing at Richmond.


  1. ^ "Jack Gale - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  • Hogan P: The Tigers of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996