Published on: Jan 08 2019 | Author: Zac Milbank |

SANFL acknowledges one of its former greats, SA Football Hall of Fame member Jack Lynch, who passed away last week.

Also a SANFL Player Life Member, Jack was an extremely loyal player the West Adelaide Football Club with an illustrious 149-game career between 1948 and 1958, winning the club’s best first-year player and its best and fairest award in his last season.

Noted for his smooth ball handling skills and use of the ball off the foot, Jack represented South Australia on 16 occasions and was selected in The Advertiser Team of the Year three times. In 2018 Jack was inducted into the West Adelaide Team of the Century.

He will be fondly remembered as a true gentleman who made an outstanding contribution to the game in South Australia.

On behalf of the SA Football Commission Chairman The Hon John Olsen AO, Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson, SA Football Commission, Management and Staff, the League extends its deepest sympathy to the Lynch family at this sad time.


John (Jack) Lynch

Playing Record:
147 games and 14 goals for West Adelaide 1948 – 1958

State Representation:
Played 16 games for South Australia


SA Football Hall of Fame (inducted 2006)
Best and Fairest for West Adelaide 1952
Sam Suckling Medal (Best First Year Player) 1948
Advertiser Team of the Year 1952, 1953, 1954
First West Adelaide player to win an All – Australian guernsey 1953
Inaugural Member of the West Adelaide Football Hall of Fame (inducted 2005)

Member of West Adelaide Team of the Century (inducted 2018)


League Selector 1967


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