Archer officially a Kangaroo


Michaela Meade

Northern Knights’ Jackson Archer is officially a North Melbourne player, following in his father’s footsteps.

Archer’s father, Glenn, played 311 games for North Melbourne, including in the 1996 and 1999 premierships and is considered one of the greatest in the club’s history.

Jackson played junior football at Park Orchards, before progressing through the Knight’s NAB League program.

He represented North Melbourne’s Victorian Football League side against Southport this year.

Speaking to North Melbourne media, list manager Glenn Luff said the club had gone into the draft knowing it was one with some versatility, with Archer bringing unique skills.

“Jackson Archer comes in as more of a shutdown defender on the smalls and mediums,” Luff said.

“We’re really excited with what we’ve brought in in the draft.

“We feel like we have a really even mix of players coming through the club in this off season and we’re excited to see them on the track.”

Archer is a medium-sized defender, and forged a reputation for himself with a courageous, hard-nosed playing style.