Full Name: JACK EAMES
Date of Birth: 22/12/1922
Date of Death: 16/01/2017
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 11/05/1946, Round 4, Fitzroy
Last Game: 17/08/1946, Round 17, Geelong
Total Games: 14
Total Goals: 1
Total Games: 3
Total Goals: 0
Jack was a centre-half-back. He served in the Army during the Second World War and during that period he also played in the Services Football Competition. Jack spent the 1946 season with Richmond before he transferred to Wodonga where he still lives. He is remembered as a champion country footballer, who won the 1949 “Morris Medal” for the Best and Fairest in the highly competitive Ovens and Murray League. He later served as a country recruiting office for Richmond during the 1960s.
During his time at Richmond, he would travel on the Spirit of Progress from Albury to Melbourne on Saturday mornings.
South Albury Juniors 1938-40.
Wodonga 1947-52, Games 96 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1947-1950, Club Best & Fairest 1949, Ovens & Murray Competition Best & Fairest " Morris Medal " 1949 ).