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Webber Jackson

Image DOB: 2 December 1909
Died: 20 January 2005

Debut: Round 1, 1930 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last Game: Round 7, 1932 against Collingwood at Victoria Park

From: Ballarat

Number: 28 (1930-1932)

Games: 24
Goals: 5
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1001441.66

Wilbur "Webber" Jackson represented Ballarat and cricket, football and tennis before joining the Demons in 1930. He was a strongly built ruckman who had missed a year's junior football due to a suspension incurred regarding an irregularity with his birthdate.

Despite his year out of the game he was keenly sought after by the VFL clubs when he announced an intention to move to the city and eventually signed with Melbourne.

After his VFL career ended Jackson returned to Ballarat. He coached Ballarat in 1934 and in 1938 won a premiership with North Ballarat as they entered the local competition. After his playing career ended he became an umpire and was named one of the league's top ten umpires of all time.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1930 900
1931 1250
1932 300

Notes
Some sources shown him from Golden Point. Clearance reports show his club of origin as Ballarat. A newspaper lists him as from Tasmania but this is an error.

Media
Argus - 01/05/1930
Weekly Times - 21/04/1934
Courier - 22/01/2005
Football Record R5 1930

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 03 May 2020 16:55:41 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 17)

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