Chris Naish (born 27 September 1971) is a former Australian rules football player who played in the Australian Football League (AFL), for Richmond Football Club from 1990 to 1997 and Port Adelaide from 1998 to 1999.
|Date of birth||27 September 1971|
|Original team(s)||Wangaratta (OMFL)|
|Draft||No. 5, 1988 national draft|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|1998–1999||Port Adelaide||18 (16)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Richmond career (1990–1997)
Naish was considered an inventive and clever forward while playing for Richmond and he earned a spot in the Victorian state of origin side. He did not miss a senior game at Richmond for three years to the end of 1996, but had a mediocre last season playing only 12 games.
Port Adelaide career (1998–1999)
Following the 1997 AFL season, Naish was traded to Port Adelaide, who regarded him as a great pick up.
He had a steady season for Port in 1998 where he played his 150th game in Round 7, 1998, but in 1999 he had persistent hamstring problems and only played a handful of games before Port delisted him.
Naish studied sports business at university and worked with the Australian National Basketball League before becoming Chief Operating Officer with AFL SportsReady, an AFL sponsored organisation working to help young adults find their way into training and employment.
- Schetzer, Alana. "Former footballer helps to give others a sporting chance". Melbourne Times Weekly. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
- Chris Naish's playing statistics from AFL Tables