Odd Friday Lunch – July 5: Barry Davis



The next Odd Friday Lunch features one of footy’s gentlemen: Barry Davis.

When: Friday, July 5, 1.05pm
Where: North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae St North Fitzroy
Cost: $40 (drinks are at pub prices)
Bookings:  94864501

All welcome.


Entree – Roasted Eggplant, Garlic, Mustard & Cheddar Cheese Soup with Parsley Oil
Mains – Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks with Parsnip Puree & Greens
Crispy Skinned Tasmanian Salmon with Spiced Carrot Cream & Pear Tomato & Red Witlof Salad
Dessert – Cheese Platter


Barry Davis a true superstar of the AFL game. Born in 1943, he lived and went to school in Essendon before becoming one of Essendon’s best ever players. He played 218 games for Essendon between ‘61 & ‘72. He won 3 Best & Fairests, played in 2 premiership teams and captained the side for 2 years. He was named in Essendon’s Team of the Century and in 2002 was ranked at 15 in the Champions of Essendon. He was a dashing half back, eventually playing on the ball as ruck rover. He had the good combination of strength & pace with outstanding natural talent, being a brilliant mark and one of the best kicks in the game. As a result of the ’10 year rule’ he was courted by many clubs in ’72. He moved to North Melbourne in ‘73, attracted by the Captaincy, being able to play on the ball, and running the fitness training program. In 3 years & 71 games at North, he won 2 Best & Fairests,
and captained North to their first premiership in 1975 (his last game). He came back to coach Essendon from 1978 to 1980 before passing the baton to Kevin Sheedy, who he had recommended as his replacement.

Barry is a true gentleman and will make for a great guest speaker.



  1. Shane Backx says

    Dont forget that Barry played in that incredible District cricket final when Bill Lawry made 282no as well.

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