Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch: Rene Kink (September 7)

Here’s your chance to meet one of the great characters of the AFL, Rene Kink. Flamboyant, frustrating, mercurial, infuriating, revered, despised and maybe possessed by a touch of white-line fever – Rene was all of these and more.


Rene Kink, a hefty 183cm, 91kg footballer, played 181 games for Collingwood, Essendon & St Kilda between 1973 & 1986. He hailed from Ararat and commenced his career with Collingwood, playing a Preliminary Final as a 16-year-old, the youngest player to play in a Final. Rene was a mercurial footballer playing half-forward and full-forward. He had a booming kick and was occasionally a spectacular mark, but did lack some consistency. He played in 5 losing Grand Finals – 1977, 79, 80, 81 & 83 – and missed a winning Grand Final in 1984 for Essendon due to a serious knee injury. Lou Richards named him ‘The Incredible Hulk’. He has had a variety of work, from hairdresser to gym and boxing instructor. He had a cameo appearance in the movie The Club in 1980.


12.30pm for 1.00pm, Friday, September 7
North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae Street, North Fitzroy
Please [email protected]
or phone the pub directly on 0394864501

All welcome

$40 + Drinks
Entree – Antipasto Plate of Mixed Meat, Vegetables & Pickles, with Grissini
Mains – Baked Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni with Rocket, Avocado & Pine
Nut Salad, Shaved Parmesan
Thai Green Curry with Asian Vegetables & Lemongrass Rice
Dessert – Coconut Kulfi & Mixed Berry Compote




  1. Tank o’donoghue, what a star! would be great to be there, should be a ripper lunch!

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