Former AFL champion, media commentator, speaker
Glen Jakovich was one of Western Australia’s highest profile and most respected AFL players.
He commenced his football career with South Fremantle Football Club in the W.A. Football League. In 1990 he was drafted to the West Coast Eagles and made his debut for the club in 1991.
He quickly became a champion centre half back and was an integral member of the West Coast Eagles team which won AFL Premierships in 1992 and 1994. The 1992 Premiership was the first time the trophy had been won by a non Victorian team.
Glen was named West Coast Eagles Club Best & Fairest Player in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 2000. He was chosen as an All Australian player in 1994 and 1995.
His 1996 season was severely hampered by a knee reconstruction in round 12 and if he had remained uninjured his career would have reached even greater heights.
Glenn retired from AFL football in May 2004 having played 276 games for the West Coast Eagles.
West Coast Eagles CEO Trevor Nisbett said “If Glen is not the greatest player ever to play for the Club he is right up there with the champions that have represented the West Coast Eagles since the Club’s inception.”
Since retiring from competitive football Glen has carved out a new career in media and is a regular AFL commentator for Radio 6PR Perth and Channel Ten nationally. He is also a regular panel member of Radio 6PR’s daily Sports Central program. He is also a much sought after speaker for corporate, government and sporting events.