Jack Perkins (footballer)

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Jack Perkins
Personal information
Full name Jack T. Perkins
Date of birth 20 January 1903
Date of death 12 May 1955(1955-05-12) (aged 52)
Original team(s) Northcote
Height / weight 179 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–1936 St Kilda 39 (14)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack T. Perkins (20 January 1903 – 12 May 1955)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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.[2] He was eventually re-registered and therefore allowed to play in the seconds, but instead applied for a transfer to St Kilda.[3]

Already 31 years of age, Perkins made his debut for St Kilda in the ninth round of the 1934 VFL season.[4] He represented Victoria against Bendigo in 1935 and was club captain in 1936.[5] A police constable, he was forced to retire after three VFL seasons, due to his work.[6]


  1. ^ "Ex-football star dies.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 13 May 1955. p. 1. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ The Argus,"Perkins Case – Attempted Coercion Alleged", 21 June 1934, p. 16
  3. ^ The Argus,"Association Transfers", 2 July 1934, p. 13
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Jack Perkins
  5. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  6. ^ The Argus,"Policemen May Not Play Professional Football", 30 March 1937, p. 11