A push to give Richmond legend Jack Dyer his rightful place in history has been launched with the Jack Dyer Tribute Campaign.
We call on the City Of Yarra to recognise the football identity as a hero of community by naming a street after him.
Campaign spokesperson and Richmond resident Suzana Talevski said the recognition was well overdue. “It was actually quite a shock to discover that it hasn’t already happened,” Ms Talevski said.
"It's well overdue."
"Not only was he one of the greatest footballers to grace this town but he was very much part of the social fabric of this community. He was a local policeman and a small business owner/operator right here in Church Street Richmond. Every-where you go, someone has a story to tell about Jack.
Jack was presented a medal by the city of Richmond's Cr Farnsworth for "splendid services rendered" in 1934.
Jack was more than a VFL footballer in his community. He represented hope for the people of Richmond in the 1930s and beyond.
Not just those watching the great man fight for the yellow and black jumper but those that came from nothing, from the depths of poverty as he did. Those that came here to make a life for themselves. Jack Dyer is more than a football legend, he is Richmond 3121, he is the bloodline that still pulses through our veins, he is still the hope that anything is achievable, he is Tigerland and we hope the City of Yarra will honour his memory and service by naming a street after him. He deserves nothing less.
Jack was officially recognised for his contribution to Australian Rules football by being awarded an Order of Australia in 1990.
To stay in touch with the campaign please visit us at the Jack “Captain Blood” Dyer Tribute page on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/groups/546088472175316/
For interviews please contact Suzana Talevski on 0458 831 867.