Jack 'Copper' Evans (2011)

Joined Victoria Police in 1932 and was still a member when he passed away in 1960.


Jack was recruited from Minyip debuting with the Geelong Football Club in 1929. Excellent marking and splendid judgement were features of his game, and he was capable of team lifting play in brilliant bursts.


He played 149 senior games, kicked 146 goals and played in three Grand Finals including the premiership sides of 1931 and 1937. His outstanding form in the 1937 grand final produced six match winning goals after switching to the full forward position. This game was described as the ‘greatest game of all’ when Geelong overcame its great rival Collingwood, for its third premiership.  


Jack was the leading goal kicker for Geelong in 1935 and became a ‘Life Member’ of the club in 1941 after finishing his career in 1938 at the Corio Oval. He also represented Victoria on nine occasions - one of the great achievements that relatively few league players reach.


Jack also represented the Victoria Police Football Club on numerous occasions.


Jack was inducted into the Victoria Police Sporting Hall of Fame in 2011.