Jack Ferguson

1922 – 1994

Jack Ferguson, from Sydney, was one of the forwards in the Australian water polo team which made its Olympic debut at London 1948. He came into the team to join his brother, Leon, after Peter Bennett withdrew to concentrate on playing with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). In winters, Ferguson was a powerful forward in the Sydney rugby union competition.

The water polo team members promptly discovered in London that being part-time players, who played for recreation, they were little match for the Europeans where in some countries water polo was almost a national sport. At London, he met his future wife, the sprinter June Maston, who was a member of the silver medal-winning 4 x 100 metres relay team.

London 1948 Water Polo: Herman Doerner (Captain), Arthur Burge, Roger Cornforth, Ben Dalley, Jack Ferguson, Leon Ferguson, Colin French, Eric Johnston, Jack King, Les McKay

Olympic Results

1948 London

Water Polo - Men
Preliminary Defeated by (ITA) 9-0
Preliminary Defeated by (YUG) 12-3
Final Placing 18 / 18