Frank Davis (Australian rules footballer)

Frank Davis (born 25 August 1944) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Frank Davis
Personal information
Full name Frank Davis
Date of birth (1944-08-25) 25 August 1944
Original team(s) Melbourne under-19s
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Back pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1964–1973 Melbourne 168 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1973.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Davis was educated at Salesian College, Chadstone. He made his debut in Melbourne's premiership winning season of 1964 and despite managing just six games he was a member of the grand final winning team in his rookie season. Davis started his career with a bang by kicking a goal with his first kick but then didn't manage another for eight years. Instead of a goal sneak he turned into a reliable defender off the half-back flank or in the back pocket. He was club captain from 1970 to 1972, earning their best and fairest award in his first season in charge. He also represented Victoria at interstate football during his career.

He served as an assistant coach to Carl Ditterich Melbourne in 1979 and has been credited as the senior coach for the Round 8, 1979 match where Ditterich was suspended.

He worked as country development officer with the Hawks between from 1982 to 1985, and as recruiting manager during four Hawthorn premierships between 1986 and 1995. In retirement, he still works in a casual recruiting role with the Hawks.

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1964 Melbourne 4061N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1965 Melbourne 618011831419735N/A0.
1966 Melbourne 61300115612133N/A0.
1967 Melbourne 617001951420944N/A0.
1968 Melbourne 616001871620332N/A0.
1969 Melbourne 616002181923743N/A0.
1970 Melbourne 622003032232570N/A0.
1971 Melbourne 621002863632260N/A0.
1972 Melbourne 621012613329468N/A0.
1973 Melbourne 618101741819234N/A0.
Career 168 2 2 1922 178 2100 419 N/A 0.0 0.0 11.9 1.1 13.0 2.6 N/A


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