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Jack Collins b1930

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Full Name: John Charles Collins1
Born: 03-Jan-1930 (AFL Tables)
Died: 06-Jul-20082
Place of Death: Werribee3
Height: 183cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Yarraville Football Club4
Footscray (VFL) 1950-1958 - 154 Games, 385 Goals

Comment


LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 - THE MEN IN THE CENTRE By PERCY TAYLOR

Argus 3-Jun-1950 p6-7 Weekend Magazine

A NEW player with football in his blood is the present holder of the pivot position at Footscray. He is Jack Collins, younger brother of Allan, who was one of the cleverest players Footscray has had, and son of Jim, former Yarraville, Footscray, and Essendon player.

Allan, who had his first game in 1939, had played 98 games with Footscray up to 1947, when he was cleared to Berrigan (N.S.W), as coach. He was 5ft. 6in. and a stockily built 12-stoner, whose best work was done at wing half forward. Jack is of a different build. He is 6ft. and 12st and seems a natural centre half for- ward. After playing a grand game at Geelong in that position, he was placed in the centre next game, and seems likely to remain there.

Jack is a nice mover, but, unlike most centre men, he concentrates more on long punts and drop kicks than on stab kicks. He is the adapt- able type, however, and is likely to learn the value of the stab kick pass. To quote a keen supporter, "Jack has everything," and Footscray are in luck to find a ready-made player who is only 20 years, and obviously has the real temperament for the game.

1950'S CROP OFNEW LEAGUE PLAYERS LOOKS GOOD Says Percy Taylor

Argus 2-Sep-1950 p10-11 Weekend Magazine

IF FOOTSCRAY'S eight new players become regulars next season, there is every reason "to believe that the team will make a strong advance.

The "big eight" are Des Reardon (known everywhere as "Bill"), Don Henderson, Jack Collins. Bill Kelly, John Barrett, Frank McRae, Reg Egan, and Norman Charles. Most important - nearly all are district boys.

Jack Collins just walked into the Footscray side He had been playing with Yarraville, and was a younger brother of Alan, who was one of Footscray's stars for years He has done well in various positions, but principally as a wing, centre, or half forward He is just 20 is 6ft md 12st 10lb , so is ideally built for the job He is a cool type of player with excellent control and a nice mark and kick His future in the club is exceedingly bright



Other Photos

Jack Collins - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins - 1954 Argus Football Swap Cards Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1952 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1952 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Jack Collins b1930 - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


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[+] AFL Tables - Jack Collins
Wikipedia - Jack Collins



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