Just to have a kick and catch with my brother

Now 32, Jason Eagle has had a long and distinguished career in our national football code, playing on the East Coast.  

He will join younger brother Brad, 26, at the Crystal Brook Roosters for the 2018 campaign, playing alongside his younger sibling for the first time.

“There are three of us, myself, my sister Amy who is about to turn 30 and Brad who is the baby,” Eagle said.

“I was always keen to have a season of football with my brother.

“It is 98 per cent of the reason I'm playing up at the Brook this year.

“I spent the 2017 season on the sidelines with a knee reco and I'm now living in Adelaide, so this unique opportunity has afforded itself.

“It will be pretty special running out alongside Brad for the first time in round one.”

A former West Adelaide league footballer, Brad Eagle arrived at Crystal Brook last year and played a significant role in their 2017 premiership.

Jason Eagle’s football journey has been long and varied.

He is regarded as a genuine old school full-forward, noted as being a strong one-on-one contested player and good over the first 30 metres, along with being team orientated.

Football started for Jason Eagle in Mildura, Vic.

He had a season with the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL competition, playing a handful of senior games under Andy Collins in 2005.

In 2006 he played in a premiership with the Cairns Saints in Northern Queensland, kicking 100 goals for the first time in his career.

The following season, Eagle played with Redlands in the NEAFL competition alongside former Melbourne footballer Jeff White.

After a couple of years, in the 2010 season he moved to Shepparton United Demons and played in the flag alongside a very good mate Shaun Huy.

The ‘11 and ‘12 winters, Eagle donned a jumper with the Broadbeach Football Club on the Gold Coast, before returning to Shepparton United in ’13.

Eagle kicked another 100 goals and made a grand final appearance that campaign.

The following 2014 season, Eagle played with South Croydon in the Eastern Football League in Melbourne and returned to his foundation club, Irymple, to play alongside another mate Shaun Crossing the following year.

Eagle kicked 126 goals that season and had the pleasure of having his (late) grandmother Bev there at the club to see him achieve the magic milestone of 100 goals.

He freely admitted the 2016 season didn't go to plan after signing with St Auburns in the Geelong Football League.  

After a couple games, he returned to Irymple and in the first final, injured his knee.

New senior coach Luke Slattery is excited to have the Eagle siblings playing alongside each other in the Brook’s red and white.

He will need to look at his structure in the forward line as the Brook already have a strong option at full forward with Damian Hill as the competition’s leading goal kicker in 2017.