Jack Perkins (footballer)
|Full name||Jack T. Perkins|
|Date of birth||20 January 1903|
|Date of death||12 May 1955(aged 52)|
|Height / weight||179 cm / 88 kg|
|1934–1936||St Kilda||39 (14)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Perkins, a ruckman, spent most of his career at Northcote, in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). He was debarred by the league in 1934, after an accumulation of on-field indiscretions, which had seen him disqualified three times. Despite being de-registered by the VFA, he made two appearances for the Northcote seconds. Following a complaint over his eligibility to play in the seconds, Perkins was made to front the Association Permit and Umpire Committee. He was eventually re-registered and therefore allowed to play in the seconds, but instead applied for a transfer to St Kilda.
Already 31 years of age, Perkins made his debut for St Kilda in the ninth round of the 1934 VFL season. He represented Victoria against Bendigo in 1935 and was club captain in 1936. A police constable, he was forced to retire after three VFL seasons, due to his work.
- "Ex-football star dies.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 13 May 1955. p. 1. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- The Argus,"Perkins Case – Attempted Coercion Alleged", 21 June 1934, p. 16
- The Argus,"Association Transfers", 2 July 1934, p. 13
- AFL Tables: Jack Perkins
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
- The Argus,"Policemen May Not Play Professional Football", 30 March 1937, p. 11
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