Jack Eames

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Jack Eames
Personal information
Full name Jack Eames
Date of birth (1922-12-22)22 December 1922[1]
Place of birth Albury, New South Wales
Date of death 16 January 2017(2017-01-16) (aged 94)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946 Richmond 14 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Eames (22 December 1922 – 16 January 2017)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Eames was one of many present and future VFL footballers who served in World War II, he enlisted in the Australian Army in 1942 and served until he was discharged in 1946.[3] A follower, he made himself available to VFL clubs prior to the 1946 season when he decided to move from his home in Albury, to Melbourne, for work purposes.[4] Four clubs tried to get his signature and it was with Richmond who were successful. However, he would spend only one season at Richmond, playing 14 games,[5] he accepted an offer to captain-coach Wodonga in 1947 and returned home to the Ovens & Murray Football League.[6] His performances in the 1949 season won him a Morris Medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ "Richmond Football Club history (1885 - Now)". 
  3. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Australian Government. 
  4. ^ The Argus,"Albury Player for Richmond", 18 March 1946, p. 12
  5. ^ AFL Tables: Jack Eames
  6. ^ The Argus,"Carnival player", 15 July 1950, p. 16