Jack Dyer (1995)

Jack was appointed to Victoria Police in 1935. Jack 'Captain Blood" DYER had a connection with Australian Rules Football as a player, coach and media commentator for more that 50 years. Career highlights include;

  • Player for Richmond Football Club from 1931 to 1949, 312 VFL Games a record at the time.
  • Premiership in 1934, and 1943 in which Jack was captain/coach.
  • Playing in losing Grand Finals 1931, 1933, 1940, 1942 and 1944.
  • Captain Coach for Richmond from 1941 to 1949.
  • Non playing coach for the Richmond Football Club from 1950 to 1952.
  • Awarded the 'Best and Fairest' from the Richmond Football Club in 1932, 1937, 1940 and 1946.
  • 16 State Games between 1941 and 1946.

He is a life member of the Richmond Football Club and VFL/AFL. Jack was officially recognised for his contribution to Australian Rules football by being awarded an Order of Australia in 1990.


Jack was inducted into the Victoria Police Hall of Fame in 1995.