Main content
Official Website of the North Melbourne Football Club

North mourns Edwards

North Melbourne is mourning the loss of a great Shinboner, with the passing of John (Jack) Edwards.

Edwards, who wore number 35, played 114 games for the club between 1951 and 1959, lining up mainly at full-back.

He won the club’s best and fairest award, the Syd Barker Medal, in 1956 and represented Victoria in 1959; his last season as a VFL player.

Edwards went on to coach at VFA Level, before becoming a respected football commentator.

The club sends its sincere condolences to the Gwenda and the Edwards family.  

John (Jack) Douglas Edwards
February 26, 1931 - August 23, 2014

Shinboner 428
1951-1959
114 games, 1 goal
Syd Barker Medalist 1956, represented Victoria 1959