Jack Hampstead

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Jack Hampstead (1920-1992) was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and coach of 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.

Playing career

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.[1]


  1. Whiticker, Alan. "Jack Hampstead". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/jack-hampstead/summary.html. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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