Jack Strong (footballer)

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Jack Strong
Jack Strong (before 1912).jpg
Personal information
Full name John Service Strong
Date of birth (1884-04-18)18 April 1884
Place of birth Helensburgh, Scotland
Date of death 15 March 1971(1971-03-15) (aged 86)
Place of death Bellevue Hill, New South Wales
Original team(s) Melbourne Grammar/Brunswick
Position(s) Ruck/Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1901, 1903–10, 1912 Melbourne 78 (29)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Service Strong (18 April 1884 – 15 March 1971) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Born in Scotland, Strong commenced his football career while captain of Melbourne Grammar School. He later had a prominent business career, holding positions including Chief Assistant in the Trade Commissioner Service and Australian representative of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 857. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. ^ "He Lives Up To His Middle Name". The Sun (1804). New South Wales, Australia. 24 October 1937. p. 26.

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