Francis Jackson (footballer)

Francis Jackson (born 24 August 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond and South Melbourne/Sydney in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Francis Jackson
Personal information
Full name Francis Jackson
Date of birth (1954-08-24) 24 August 1954
Original team(s) Power House
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973–1974 Richmond 6 (0)
1975–1983 South Melbourne/Sydney 100 (9)
Total 106 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A defender, Jackson came to Richmond from Victorian Amateur Football Association club Power House.[1] 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.[2] The club relocated to Sydney the following season but Jackson didn't make a single appearance that year, due to a knee injury.[3] 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.[2]

Jackson was coach of Sandringham in 1987.[4]

He now works back at Richmond, as their Recruitment Manager, a job he has held since 2005.[5]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. AFL Tables: Francis Jackson
  3. Sydney Morning Herald,"Top defender back for Swans", 4 April 1983, p. 15
  4. "Honourboard". Sandringham Football Club.
  5. "Staff Members". Richmond Football Club.
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