Eddie Jackson

Image DOB: 16 March 1925
Died: 5 February 1996

Debut: Round 3, 1947 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 17, 1952 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval

From: Echuca East

Number: 7 (1947-1952)

Premiership Player - 1948
Best First Year Player - 1947

Games: 84
Goals: 10
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

One of the first indigenous players to make his mark in league football, Jackson initially wanted to join Richmond but Jack Mueller helped lure him to the Demons as a 21-year-old in 1947 instead. He had also been sought by Northcote. After impressing in the seconds was quickly promoted to make his debut early in the season.

Lightning quick, he was named Best First Year Player after 15 games in his rookie season and played in both the 1948 Grand Final and the winning replay.

He missed the first four rounds of 1949 with an ankle injury, but returned to play every match for the season from then on.

Jackson was injured again in Round 6, 1950 and after a hernia operation didn't return until the last round. He played just eight matches in total, his lowest return at league level.

He played for an Aboriginal All-Star team in 1952, and after his original club interviewed him late that year, Jackson moved to in 1953 and played for them instead. The next year he moved to Echuca and won Best and Fairest for the Bendigo League before coaching in Mildura, Alexandra, Thornton and Yea. At Thornton he led to the club to its one and only premiership in 1961.

Jackson's son Steven played Under 19s in 1981 but could not break into the senior side.

1947 1503
1948 1331
1949 1500
1950 820
1951 1715
1952 1642

Also referred to as "Ted Jackson" in contemporary newspaper articles. Also said to have been referred by a supporter to Jack Chessell.

Indigenous Players

Herald - 27/03/1947
Weekly Times - 21/05/1947
Weekly Times - 03/09/1947
Riverine Herald - 21/05/1949
Argus - 23/06/1950
Argus - 10/06/1952
Herald - 26/12/1952
Argus - 07/01/1953
Kyabram Free Press - 05/02/1953
Argus - 08/04/1953
Football Record R1 1953
Riverine Herald - 23/03/1954

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