Jack Gervasoni

John Hogan 'Jack' Gervasoni (29 September 1929 – 9 February 1992) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and captain-coached Northcote in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).

Jack Gervasoni
Personal information
Full name John Hogan Gervasoni
Date of birth 29 September 1929
Place of birth Daylesford, Victoria
Date of death 9 February 1992(1992-02-09) (aged 62)
Place of death Kew, Victoria
Original team(s) Ballarat (BFL)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1956 Fitzroy 89 (86)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1957–1958 Northcote (VFA) 38 (6–32–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

He was educated at St Michael's Primary School and Presentation Convent Daylesford (now Convent Gallery) before attending Ballarat Teachers' College (now the University of Ballarat).[1]

Originally playing for Daylesford Football Club, Gervasoni was recruited from Ballarat and played as a rover for Fitzroy in the VFL from 1951–1956. He was then captain-coach of Northcote in the VFA for two years.[2]

Gervasoni was also known for his community work. He was elected to the Kew City Council in 1971 and served as mayor in 1978. He was a trustee of the Yarra Bend Park and president of many local organisations. The changerooms at Kew's Willsmere Park were named after him.[1]

Gervasoni taught and coached sports at Burke Hall (Xavier College Preparatory School) where an oval was named in his honour following his death in 1992.[1]

Two of Gervasoni's children followed him into education, Ann Gervasoni and Clare Gervasoni.

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