Barry Rowlings

Barry Rowlings (born 21 August 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Hawthorn and Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s and 1980s.

Barry Rowlings
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-08-21) 21 August 1950
Original team(s) Moe (LVFL)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1975–1978 Hawthorn 082 0(78)
1979–1986 Richmond 152 (117)
Total 234 (195)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,


Recruited from Moe, Rowlings was one of Hawthorn's best players in the emotional 1976 premiership triumph.

In 1978 Rowlings suffered a serious knee injury which prevented him from being part of Hawthorn's 1978 triumph, and was cleared to Richmond. In his first season at Tigerland won the Jack Dyer Medal, which is awarded to Richmond's best and fairest player for the season.[1]

Since 1996[2] he has been involved with the football program at Caulfield Grammar School and Caulfield Grammarians Football Club, and holds a football ambassador and development coaching role for all year levels.[3][4]

Rowlings has been partly responsible for the football development of many current AFL players, such as Brent Hartigan, Jason Winderlich, Chris Judd, Tristan Cartledge, Matthew Richardson, and Tom Roach.

Further reading

  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

See also


  1. Carter, Ron (1 October 1979). "Rowlings top Tiger". The Age. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  2. The Bionic Boy, Herald Sun, 18 May 2002
  3. "Future great for a pair of budding stars". Sydney Morning Herald. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  4. "Caulfield Grammar School Football".

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