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Jack Furniss

Image DOB: 11 December 1914
Died: 15 February 2003

Debut: Round 3, 1936 against Geelong at Corio Oval
Last Game: Round 11, 1947 against Essendon at Windy Hill

From: Glen Iris

Number: 26 1936-1940, 14 1947

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1939
Life Member - 1946
Seconds captain - 1947

Games: 57
Goals: 2
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
4001770.17

Played in 1934 practice games, then with the Seconds in 1935 before making his debut the next year.

The follower played in a premiership in 1939 before being called up to the Air Force after Round 1, 1940. He returned for four games late in the season, including the Preliminary Final but did not play in the Grand Final.

From there his service in the RAAF caused him to miss 1941 to 1946 before returning for two games in 1947. He had been persuaded to rejoined the club as Seconds captain at the start of that year.

During the war Furniss played in the ACT and in 1941 won the Mulrooney Medal for best player in the Canberra competition while playing for the Fairbairn club.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1936 1610
1937 600
1938 1600
1939 1210
1940 500
1947 200

Media
The Age - 09/08/1935
Football Record R2 1940
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
"Mulrooney Medal Winner" - 28/08/1941
"In other states" - The Argus 01/09/1941
The Australasian - 24/06/1944
The Age - 20/06/1947

Links
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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 13 February 2018 16:53:25 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 22)

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