Jack Long (Snr) - Personal Profile
Games Name Premierships
+ Jack Long (Snr) 1965/66,
1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70
Jack is officially recognized with having only played 36 games and kicking
one goal since 1974. He is also credited officially with playing 15 Reserves games and kicking 1 goal.
It is well known that he played
over 200 games, but due to Cyclone Tracy a11 his playing records were lost. Jack was 41 when he retired. He is a life member
of St Marys and was awarded life membership of the N.T.F.L. (1986)
Jack (Snr) would have probably played in
excess of 200 games as he played from 1964/65-1978/79 and was a member
of 3 Premierships and 6 loosing Grand Final sides in that period, but due to Cyclone Tracy the exact number is not known.
In that time St Marys played 236 Home and Away matches plus 36 Finals matches a total of 272 games.
The seven brothers played in the 1988/89 Preliminary final, and after
going through the Home and Away series undefeated, St Marys lost the Second Semi and Preliminary finals thus finishing third.
Six of the brothers played in the 1986/87 premiership side they were
Brian, Noel, Chris, Steven, John and Michael.
Also six of the brothers played in the 1989/90 premiership side they were Brian, Noel, John, Patrick, Steven and Chris.
This I think would have to be an Australian record in senior competition,
plus the number of games and premierships won by one family.
Another unique record of this remarkable football family was when they (Patrick, Brian and Noel) formed the centre line of the 1989/90 and the 1990/91
Medal 1986/87 (BOG NTFL G.F.)
Gunderson Medal 1986/87 (NTFL U/14’s B & F)
Long West Torrens 1988 Club Champion.
Torrens 1988 Best First Year Player.
and Fairest 1988/89 (St Marys).
Australian 1995 (Wing).
Smith Medal 1993 (Best on ground in AFL Grand Final).
Chaney Medal 1989/90 (BOG NTFL G.F.)
and Fairest 1989/90 (St Marys)
and Fairest 1991/92 (St Marys)
and Fairest 1992/93 (St Marys)
Medallist 1992/93 (NTFL Best and Fairest)
Medal 1994/95 (Best On Ground NTFL Grand Final)
Medal 1995/96 (Best On Ground NTFL Grand Final)
Medal 1998/99 (NTFA Best and Fairest)
Hickman Medal 1980/81 (NTFL Junior Colts Best and Fairest)
Medal 1991/92 (Best on Ground NTFL Reserve Grade G. F.)
Best and Fairest 1985/86 (St Marys)
1988/89 St Marys Football Club
1989/90 St Marys Football Club
1990/91 St Marys Football Club
Patrick Long first played
first grade from the first round of the 1988/89 season.