Former West Coast Eagles champion player, AFL TV & radio commentator
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 Fox Sports nationally. He is also a regular panel member of Radio 6PR’s various sports programs.
Glen was also an AFL All Australian Selector for four years and an Assistant Coach/Mentor with the AFL/ AIS Academy working with 30 of the best 17 year olds in the country.
He is also a much sought-after speaker for corporate, government and sporting events.
Accolades from previous speaking engagements
“Our client dinner was a great success and Glen was a terrific speaker who was
very well received by our guests. The general feedback was a great speaker, great venue
and great company. Glen was also very obliging and stayed to mix and mingle with
guests, sign autographs and have his photo taken.”
V.Hyde. Areva T&D Australia
“I can honestly say it was a true pleasure to have Glen’s involvement in the WAMS
Classic event at Joondalup Resort and make it a truly memorable occasion for our
guests. Glen handled himself with professionalism and in a manner that showed his
passion for his chosen sport. His insight into his AFL background was intriguing,
informative and his ability to add some light hearted “moments” really showed his
personable side. I have no hesitation in recommending Glen as a guest speaker as he is
a true professional, and most of all a “good bloke.”
Darryl Lathwell, General Manager, WA Mechanical Services.