Hawthorn Football Club extends its sincere condolences to the family of life member Jack McLeod, who has passed away at age 94.
A lifelong Hawthorn person, McLeod’s love for the club began in 1933 when he first watched the then-Mayblooms playing at Glenferrie Oval. 12 years later, in 1945, he was recruited by the Hawks.
McLeod would go on to play 64 games in the brown and gold.
His commitment to the Hawthorn Football Club extended well beyond his playing days; he spent many years as the Hawks’ Chairman of Selectors from 1956 to 1965, and again from 1968 to 1970 - a period that encompassed the club’s first finals series in 1957 and inaugural premiership in 1961.
McLeod continued being involved in various recruiting activities for the club over many years.
At the time of his passing, McLeod was the oldest living Life Member of the Hawthorn Football Club, having been awarded life membership in 1958.
He was also one of the longest consecutive members of the club, supporting the club with his membership for the past 87 years.
Vale Jack McLeod - a wonderful custodian of the brown and gold.