Francis Jackson (footballer)
|Full name||Francis Jackson|
|Date of birth||24 August 1954|
|Original team(s)||Power House|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|1975–1983||South Melbourne/Sydney||100 (9)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A defender, Jackson came to Richmond from Victorian Amateur Football Association club Power House. He made six appearances for Richmond, over two seasons, then got traded to South Melbourne, along with Graham Teasdale and Brian Roberts (for John Pitura). His best season came in 1981 when he earned 11 Brownlow Medal votes. The club relocated to Sydney the following season but Jackson didn't make a single appearance that year, due to a knee injury. He played 15 games in 1983 and brought up his 100th Swans appearance in the penultimate round of the season, against his former club Richmond.
Jackson was coach of Sandringham in 1987.