Jack Vosti

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Jack Vosti
Personal information
Full name John Winfred Vosti
Date of birth 25 April 1903
Date of death 10 September 1977(1977-09-10) (aged 74)
Original team(s) Brunswick (VFA)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–32 Essendon 099 (80)
1933–34 Footscray 026 0(0)
1935 Essendon 002 0(0)
Total 127 (80)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Winfred Vosti (25 April 1903 – 10 September 1977)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Vosti started his VFL career in 1925 with Essendon. He played forward and topped Essendon's goalkicking in 1927 after kicking 35 goals. The following season saw him move to fullback, a position at which he excelled. He finished 2nd in Essendon's 1929 best and fairest award. From 1927 until 1930 he was a regular at full back for Victoria at interstate football.

In 1933 Essendon released him due to doubts over his ability to play with a knee injury. He joined Footscray, but was after performing well in 1933,[2] he was again affected by injury. In mid 1935 he transferred back to Essendon,[3] but only managed two more VFL games before retiring. He then coached Pascoe Vale Football Club in the Essendon District Football League before rejoining Essendon as a selector in 1946.[4]


  1. ^ "Essendon Football Club – Team Players – Jack W. Vosti". essendonfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Round the Training Rooms.". Table Talk. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 27 July 1933. p. 27. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "FOOTSCRAY'S VIGOUR.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 29 May 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "These were Champions". Football Record: 28. 8 September 1962. 

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The Victorian Football League's Interstate team that drew with South Australia, in Adelaide, 13.10 (88) to 11.22 (88) on Saturday, 16 June 1928.
Back Row: Jack Moriarty, Albert "Leeter" Collier, Hugh Dunbar, Gordon "Nuts" Coventry, Bob Johnson, Jack Baggott.
Second Row: Jack Vosti, Charlie Stanbridge, Arthur Stevens, Alex Duncan, Dick Taylor, Ted Baker.
Front Row: Basil McCormack, Arthur Rayson, Alan Geddes (vice-captain), Syd Coventry (captain), Barney Carr, Arthur "Bull" Coghlan, Herbert White.