Full Name: FRANCIS JACKSON
Date of Birth: 24/08/1954
Height: 184 cm ( 6-0 1/2 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 30/06/1973, Round 13, Geelong
Last Game: 31/08/1974, Round 22, Footscray
Total Games: 6
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 44
Total Goals: 6
Honours: Premiership 1973.
Francis was a half-back flanker. He was unlucky not to have played more senior football at Richmond as he was a consistent and reliable defender with the reserves . A member of Richmonds’ Reserves 1973 Premiership side , he became a regular senior player with South Melbourne after being swapped as part of the John Pitura deal . He was a hard hitting defender , who never gave his opponents any latitude . A series of leg injuries eventually forced him to retire . He later worked as a recruiting officer with North Melbourne after retiring as a player . He also coached VFA club Sandringham in 1987 . away from Football , he is a physical education teacher and lives in the southern suburbs.
St Kilda CBC Junior Football ( Honours - Best & Fairest ) ; Power House U/17, U/19 to 1971 ( Honours - Best & Fairest U/17 ) ; Power House Seniors 1972.
South Melbourne 1975-81, 1983, Games 100, Goals 4 ; South Melbourne Reserves 1975-76, 1982-84, Games 29, Goals 4 ; South Melbourne Thirds Coach 1979 ; Sandringham Seniors Coach 1987.