Hall of Fame

Norm Widow Jackson

• Norm commenced his playing career at Pakenham in 1936 at 14 years of age. • He retired in 1958. • In that time Norm played in 8 Senior Premierships. 1937, 1947, 1948 (VC), !951 (CAPT), 1952 (VC), 1955 (VC), 1956, and 1957. • Club Best and Fairest winner in 1946 and 1948. • Norm also served overseas in the Second World War Norm was chased by Collingwood to play VFL but stayed at home. You speak to Hughie and Gavin Bourke and they say he was the best player to put on a boot for Pakenham. His record of 8 senior premierships over 20 plus years is remarkable. Again, records of games played are nonexistent.

Bill Drake

Bill started his football career with Pakenham at 16 years of age in 1953 while still at school at St Patrick’s Ballarat. He won the Club award for best player in his first game against old rivals, Drouin. He could be claimed as Pakenham’s first imported player as he was bought home to play against Catani in the Grand Final. In 1954 he was on Footscray’s list and held his position in 1955-56. Frustrated at not getting a game, he took Cracker Jackson’s advice to return home mid season in 1956. Pakenhams was going through a slump at the time but quickly recovered with Bill in the side to take out the Premiership without further loss. They repeated the dose in 1957. In 1959, Bill played on permit with Yarragon in the Latrobe Valley League. He was refused a clearance and returned to Pakenham to kick 11 goals against the eventual premiers, Longwarry. Appointed coach in 1960, but a broken arm in an inter league match put him on the sidelines for most of the season. • 1961 won the Premiership. • 1962 Premiers and Champions. • 1963 Runners Up. • 1964 after a promising start the side made up of fast, clever small players , found the bigger opposition too strong and dropped done the list. Bill had a falling out with the Committee in 1965 and left to coach Nar Nar Goon. Bill is the only player to win the Clancy Medal (twice) in 1958 and 1962. He also headed the League Goal kicking twice and the Clubs on 5 Occasions. He was also in every Inter League side during his Career.

Darryl Young

• Played 171 games. • Breheny medal winner 1972 and 1973. • PFC Best and Fairest winner 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978. • Premierships

Hugh Bourke

• Commenced playing in 1952 • Won the PFC Best and Fairest in his first and last years of football in 1952 and 1968. • Also won in 1956, 1959 and 1967. • 6 times Premiership Player in 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962. Hughie won the Club’s Best and Fairest 5 times, at the time a club record and played in 6 Premierships. He was an excellent team man and was an inspiration to the younger players.

Darren Hillard

• 201 (204) games Club Record. • 1990 and 1993 Breheny Medal winner • PFC Club Best and Fairests 1987, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 (6) • Premierships

Ray Leslie “Cracker" Jackson

Regarded as the Prince of Coaches. • First played at Pakenham 1927 • 2 years 1931-32 at North Melbourne (30 games) • Missed war years on active service overseas in WW2 • Retired as player 1948 but continued as coach till 1957 • Between 1947 and 1957, Pakenham won 7 premierships and twice runners up. An astonishing record.

Pat Monckton

• 7 times premiership player in 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961 and 1962 • Pat is regarded as one of the most fearless players to ever play for Pakenham.

Barry Graham

• Captain Coach 1969 to 1975 • 1972 premiership, 1973 premiership and premiers and champions in 1974. • Mice Breheny medal winner • 1970 and 1975 Club best and fairest.

Cliff "Doc" Smith

• Cliff was head trainer at the Pakenham Football Club over a period of 3 decades. • Billy Drake got him to the club in 1960. • He looked after 7 of his fellow inductees. • He retired as head trainer in the early 1990’s • A great and dedicated servant of the Pakenham Football Club.

Greg Atkins

• 327 games (club record holder) • 1981 Mike Breheny medal winner • 7 Premierships 1973, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990. • 1981 PFC best and fairest winner • Greg is recognized as one of the toughest and fairest players to play for Pakenham.