Full Name: JACK JAMES
Date of Birth: 31/10/1892
Height: 165 cm ( 5-5 )
Weight: 61 kg ( 9-9 )
Debut: 01/05/1926, Round 1, South Melbourne
Last Game: 11/09/1926, Round 18, Footscray
Total Games: 16
Total Goals: 19
Total Games: 2
Total Goals: 6
Jack was a rover and forward pocket. Originally rejected by Richmond after playing with their junior side, Beverley, he then spent eight seasons at St Kilda before returning to Richmond.
However in 1921, in his fifth season at StKilda , they granted a clearance to him to go to Richmond, but it was blocked by the Umpire and Permit Committee. It would be another 5 years before he made his way to Tigerland.
At St Kilda, he was a fine player who went on to represent Victoria twice, as well as winning the club Goalkicking award three times. The main features of his game were his accurate passing and his ability to kick well with either foot. Away from football , he worked as an SEC Linesman and he died in 1977.
Beverley 1911-12 ( Honours - Premiership 1912 ) ; South Yarra 1913-14 ( Honours - Premiership 1914 ) ; St Kilda 1915, 1918-24, 1926, Games 122, Goals 116 ( Honours - Club Leading Goalkicker 1919 Goals 12, 1920 Goals 13, 1924 28, Victorian Representative Team 1920, 1924 ).
Brighton 1927, Games 1, Goals 2 ; Mentone 1929-32 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1931 ).