The Odd Friday Lunch (July 15): Col Kinnear

Col Kinnear


Colin was a good amateur footballer but two knee operations brought an early end to his playing career. After a few coaching positions he took the VFA Coburg Lions to their first premiership in 51 years. He then moved to North Melbourne as assistant and reserves coach for three years under Malcolm Blight and then Barry Cable.
Colin then became reserves and assistant Carlton coach from 1984 for five years, under David Parkin and Robert Walls, winning two reserves and one seniors premiership.


He was then senior coach for the Sydney Swans for three seasons.


After coaching in Sydney he returned to Carlton as Chairman of Match and then also became Football Manager. He was General Manager of Football operations 1997 to 2003 and General Manager – Special projects for a year after that – a long involvement at the highest level with the Carlton Football Club.


Colin was also associated with the Carlton Cricket Club for 20 years playing in three Senior premierships. He was a wicketkeeper. Colin has been inducted as a Life Member of both the Carlton Football and Cricket clubs.





Hearty bean, vegetable and tomato soup, Gruyere cheese toasts.



Seared Tuna fillet with caponata, parsnip crisps and basil cream

or Brie stuffed chicken breast, wrapped in Spanish ham, truffled polenta and herb Jus.



Chocolate and hazelnut torte, Earl Grey prunes and vanilla creme fraice.


12.30 for 1.05pm


Drinks at Bar prices

rsvp to the North Fitzroy Arms 03 94864577

corner of Reid and Rae Streets, North Fitzroy


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