Jack Hampstead

Jack Hampstead (1920-1992) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s, and coached in the 1950s. A New South Wales state representative lock forward, he played in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership for the Balmain club. Hampstead later became coach of the Canterbury-Bankstown club. His grandson is National Rugby League former referee Sean Hampstead.

Jack Hampstead
Personal information
Full nameJohn Edward Hampstead
Born(1920-05-10)10 May 1920
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died4 October 1992(1992-10-04) (aged 72)
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1940–50 Balmain 112 30 1 0 92
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1953–54 Canterbury-Bankstown 36 13 2 21 36
Source: [1][2][3]

Playing careerEdit

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Hampstead played 108 first grade games between 1939 and 1951, playing Centre, and later lock. He played in the premiership-winning Balmain teams of 1944 and 1946.


For the 1953 season, Hampstead became the Canterbury-Bankstown coach. Of that year's eighteen matches, he won nine, and lost seven. However, in 1954 he lost fourteen of the eighteen, and won just four. He did not coach first-grade again.

Hampstead was a member of the Balmain Tigers' board until his death in 1992.[4]


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Yesterday's Hero
  3. ^ Rugby League Project Coaching
  4. ^ Whiticker, Alan. "Jack Hampstead". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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