|Date of birth 1 July 1889|
Name Jack Kirby
1911–15, 1918 Essendon
Weight 70 kg
Height 1.7 m
Height/Weight 170 cm / 70 kg
Died March 11, 1939
|Date of death 11 March 1939(1939-03-11) (aged 49)|
Position(s) Small forward, half-back flank
Role Australian Rules Footballer
Original team Prahran Football Club
Jack Kirby (1 July 1889 – 11 March 1939) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Kirby was a small forward and is the earliest known player to have kicked a goal with his first kick in the VFL. He had a good start to his career from a team point of view as well, not experiencing a loss until his 15th game. Kirby topped Essendon's goal-kicking in 1912 with 43 goals and again the following season when he kicked 29 goals. He was a member of Essendon's premiership teams in 1911 and 1912.