Full Name: JOHN JENKINS
Date of Birth: 20/03/1936
Height: 196 cm ( 6-5 )
Weight: 98 kg ( 15-6 )
Debut: 09/07/1955, Round 12, Essendon
Last Game: 27/06/1959, Round 9, Fitzroy
Total Games: 34
Total Goals: 34
Total Games: 49
Total Goals: 43
Honours: Premiership 1954-55
John was a ruckman and forward-pocket He was recruited from the local Richmond area and was affectionately known as “ Jerker “ . Although not a fast mover , he was strongly-built and a fine competitor in the ruck. He was a member of the Reserves 1954and 1955 Premiership sides . After seven seasonswith Richmond , he moved to North Melbourne where he became a regular senior player. Whilst at North Melbourne he featured in a famous football photograph in front of the old gasometerat the Arden Street Oval when Footscray legend Ted Whitten flew up his back to grab a spectular mark. He later transferred to Preston , before finishing his career with Vermont . After retiring as a player he became actively involved in the development of junior football in the Doncaster area. John died in 1980.
Richmond Citizens U/16 1951-52.
North Melbourne Seniors 1960-64, Games 71, Goals 44 ; North Melbourne Reserves 1964, Games 9, Goals 8 ; Preston 1965-66, Games 20, Goals 15 ( Honours - Premiership 1965) ; Vermont 1967-72 ( Honours - Premiership 1969, 1971, Captain/Coach 1968-72 ).