HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Glen Darren JAKOVICH
|Date of Birth||24th March 1973|
Games: 327: 276 games West Coast Eagles: 51 South Fremantle (1989-91);7 State of origin games; 1 State game
Premierships: Premiership player 1992 and 1994.
Honours: Four times Fairest and Best for West Coast Eagles, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000. All Australian player 1994, 1995.
Rated as one of the best key defenders produced in this State, Jakovich stood tall at centre-half-back, the position he played for virtually all his career from juniors. He had the distinction of representing Western Australia at three levels in the one year, 1990, when he was in the Teal Cup (under-17s), the WA Football League and State-of-Origin.
Jakovich graduated from the Hamilton Hill Senior High School, earning State Schoolboy selection (1987-88) and Teal Cup (1988-89-90). In the year of his WAFL debut (1990), the football-hungry teenager played 46 matches, across his school side, South Fremantle and Teal Cup.
A totally dedicated professional, Jakovich overcame a knee reconstruction that sidelined him for most of 1996 and early into 97, coming back much earlier than expected.