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Hall of fame

Russell Jeffrey


Steely eyed Russell Jeffrey never lost sight of the football in a stellar playing career that stretched from the mid 1980s to 2002.

He played 201 NTFL Games for Saint Mary’s, Wanderers and Palmerston Magpies including 24 NT representative matches.

Was a member of the 1988 Bicentennial Team, the  Indigenous All Stars Team in 1994, a member of the ‘Back to Cyclone Tracy Team of Two Decades’ and in 1990  became the first NT footballer to represent Victoria in a State of Origin match.

After stints with Geelong, St Kilda and the Brisbane Bears he returned to the NT and captained Wanderers to the premiership in 1992/93 winning the coveted Chaney medal.

An excellent coach as well, he coached Wanderers from 1993 to 1997, the NT Teal Cup team in 1994/95, NTFL representative coach in 1996, 1997, 2000 and the Palmerston Magpies winning back to back Premierships in 2001 and 2002.

Recognised as an NTFL Player Life Member in 2009/10, Russell Jeffrey is a worthy inductee into the AFLNT Hall of Fame.

Years active
1979 to present
Clubs played for
Saint Mary's
Palmerston Magpies
Bicentennial Team 1988
Indigenous All Stars Team in 1994
‘Back to Cyclone Tracy Team of Two Decades’
NTFL Player Life Member