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Joined VAFA: 1957

Section: Premier C

Years in section: 1

Nickname: The Jackers

Ground: Oval 9, Gary Smorgon Oval, Aughtie Drive, David Mandie Pavilion Albert Park (*57 J7) MAP 0419 379 071

Women’s: As above

Under 19/Club XVIII: Oval No. 11, Lindsay Hassett Oval, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (*57 J7)

Colours: Red, white & black panels/ black – white number; shorts – black; socks – black, red & white hoops.

Secretary: Peter Kagan 0419 379 071  [email protected]

President: Ronnie Lewis 0412 444 211 [email protected]

AJAX Football Club joined the VAFA in 1957 and have been one of the most well supported clubs in the whole competition since their inception. With a couple of runners-up finishes in their first three seasons the Jackers had progressed to Premier C, albeit without that most cherished premiership. They changed all that in 1966 when back in E Section, AJAX broke through for that first elusive flag. However it was their second E Section flag in 1975 that launched the club into their most successful period on field. AJAX backed up this flag with a runners up finish (losing to Old Xaverians) in D Section and the following year the club missed a third straight promotion when they lost the preliminary final to Parkside. It was deja vu for the Jackers in 1978 as they again went down to Xavs in the Grand Final, however the silver lining was the club had made it to B Section. 1979 was their most celebrated year to date, as AJAX went on to win the B Section premiership and reach A Section. The Jackers had climbed five sections in six seasons. AJAX had three years in A Section, the third year was thanks to Uni Blues being demoted on the eve of the 1981 season. Whilst the club hasn’t ventured back to Premier since then, they are on the right path. A Premier C flag in 2011 has seen a sustained run in Premier B, with the club on the cusp of breaking into the top flight again. At the start of 2017, the Jackas landed the highest profile senior coach of the off-season, with former Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams taking the reins. It was also the same year their women’s team came over from the disbanded VWFL and formed one of the six teams in the inaugural Sunday competition. In 2018, the Jackas suffered relegation to Premier C for the first time in eight years.

Premierships

Seniors Reserves Thirds U19s
5 5  1
B Section: 1979
Premier C: 2011
D Section: 1999
E Section: 1966, 1975

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 1

C Section / Premier C – LS Zachariah Medal – 2

D Section / Division 1 – LS Pepper Medal – 2

E Section / Division 2 – J Fullerton Medal – 2

Year Name Medal Votes
2008 Jason Ritterman C Section
1979 Michael Ritterman B Section 27
1978 Michael Ritterman C Section
1976 Michael Ritterman D Section 24
1975 Michael Ritterman E Section
1971 M. Herzfeld* E Section 22
1967 Henry Jolson* D Section 17

 

*Won on a countback

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Women’s

Development Division 3 – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2017 Chelsea Fisher Development Division 3 23

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