Victorian Football Association
DOB: Circa 1858
Also spelt Elliot.
Left, J. Elliott photographed in the Fitzroy team of 1885. (Image: Origins of Australian Football Vol. 2 p186)
One of the new players for 1883.
Recruited via Star of Carlton where he played 1872 - 79
Played in approx 16 games.
1883 Elliott was one of the nine players who resigned from Carlton over the club suspending Barrass amd Whelan for misconduct on the club visit to Maryborough on August 18th.
Players "lost" to the new Fitzroy Football Club were Elliot and 'Abe' Shearwood.
(The Carlton Story, H. Buggy and H. Bell, P57)
Along with the Camerons who were the group of Carlton players that helped form the Fitzroy club.
1884 May 3
Elliott, Shearwood and J. Cameron played for Fitzroy in the match against Williamstown at Williamstown.
1934 April 19
The Albany Advertiser (W.A.) reported that two of Fitzroy's original committeemen of 1884, 'Abe' Shearwood and Jack Elliot still going strong and attended all matches.
1939 July 29
(The Argus p14.)
Meeting of the Fitzroy Football Club celebrating it's 55th year.
The oldest former player was a Jack Elliott who played in the very first Fitzroy team in 1884.
Trove; Sporting Globe September 28 1940
Pre VFL Players