Jim Davies (footballer)

James Dalis Davies (6 December 1926 – 15 August 2010) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Swan Districts in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Jim Davies
Personal information
Full name James Dalis Davies
Date of birth 6 December 1926
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Date of death 15 August 2010(2010-08-15) (aged 83)
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1942 West Perth 01 0(0)
1943–1948 Swan Districts 73 (67)
1949–1950 Carlton 16 0(1)
1951–1954 Claremont 57 (69)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Davies won a Sandover Medal with Swan Districts in 1944 and played with them until being recruited by Carlton for the 1949 season. After two seasons in the VFL he returned to Western Australia to play for Claremont.

After retiring from playing football, he became involved in the administration of the game, culminating in becoming chairman of the WANFL in 1975. He was also the Director-General of the WA education department.[1]

His son Craig Davies represented Australia in field hockey.


  1. Townsend, John (17 August 2010). "Sandover winner Davies made his mark". The West Australian. Retrieved 21 February 2012.

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