Historic Overview Bill "Newhaven" Jackson
Bill 'Newhaven' Jackson (13 April 1874 – 11 September 1921) was an Australian cyclist and an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Jackson, who was nicknamed after a Melbourne Cup winning horse, came to Essendon from Ballarat Imperials. He played as a follower in the 1898 VFL Grand Final loss to Fitzroy but was also used as a forward during his career. Jackson injured his knee early in Essendon's 1900 semi final encounter with Melbourne and retired. He however returned in the 1903 season as captain of St Kilda.
Also a successful cyclist, Jackson won Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic in 1897 and two Australian Cycling Championships.