Jack Chambers (footballer)

John "Jack" Chambers (6 December 1901 1 July 1983) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was inducted into the Geelong Hall of Fame in 2011.

Jack Chambers
Personal information
Full name John Chambers
Date of birth (1901-12-06)6 December 1901
Date of death 1 July 1983(1983-07-01) (aged 81)
Original team(s) Essendon
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924–1928 Geelong 72 (59)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

A strong marking ruckman, Chambers was cleared to Geelong in 1924, having been on Essendon's list.[1]

Chambers was a half forward flanker in the Geelong team which won the 1925 VFL Grand Final, their first ever premiership.[2]

In 1926 Chambers represented Victoria in an interstate match against Western Australia in Perth.[3]

Chambers kicked a career best 28 goals in 1928, from 18 games, to finish as Geelong's leading goal-kicker.[4]

Chambers had a son, John Chambers, who played Sheffield Shield cricket for Victoria as a batsman.[5]

References

  1. The Argus,"League Permits", 1 May 1924, p. 4
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. The Perth Sunday Times,"W.A. v. Victoria", 4 July 1926, p. 4
  4. "AFL Tables: Jack Chambers". afltables.com.
  5. The Argus,"Are They Test Players of the Future?", 4 March 1950, p. 6


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