Jim Jackson (Australian rules footballer)

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Jim Jackson
Personal information
Full name James Jackson
Date of birth 28 April 1890
Place of birth Maidstone, Victoria
Date of death 29 August 1976(1976-08-29) (aged 86)
Place of death Hawthorn, Victoria
Original team(s) St Kilda
Debut Round 2, 1909, St Kilda
vs. Collingwood, at Junction Oval
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–1915, 1920
St Kilda
Hawthorn (VFA)
001 0(0)
093 (22)
053 0(3)[1]
022 0(1)
116 (23)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1932 Hawthorn 18 (3–15–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James "Jim" Jackson (28 April 1890 – 29 August 1976) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda, Collingwood and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League.[2]

The son of Thomas Charles Jackson and Martha Anne Cheetham, Jim Jackson was a wingman and had a long career with 17 years between his first and last season. He started his career at St Kilda in 1909 but after managing just one game crossed to Collingwood the following year. He was unlucky not to play in a premiership team during his time at the Magpies as he was on military service when they won in 1917 and 1919.[3] He finished his career at Hawthorn, firstly in the VFA[4] and then when the club joined the VFL in 1925 when he was appointed their inaugural captain.

In 1932 Jackson returned to Hawthorn as their non-playing coach but the Hawks finished with just three wins and the wooden spoon.


  1. ^ Gordon, Harry & Michael. One For All: the story of the Hawthorn Football Club. ISBN 978-1-921332-83-8. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4. 
  3. ^ "James JACKSON". AIF Project. 
  4. ^ "HAWTHORN'S FINE SHOWING.". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 9 May 1921. p. 11. 

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