Date of birth
22 January 1887
Place of birth
Date of death
15 August 1967
Place of death
12 August 1905,
v. South Melbourne, at Junction Oval
193 cm / 89 kg
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1923 season.
David J. "Dave" McNamara was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
McNamara played with
St Kilda as a Centre Half-Forward.
Lured to the
Essendon Association side in 1909 (kicking 107 goals in the 1912 season) he resumed with St Kilda in 1914.
Possibly the longest kick of a football in history, one kick in 1923 was measured at just over 85 m.
[1 ] [2 ]
Later played amateur football for
Ormond Amateur Football Club in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). Served as a St Kilda committeeman, vice-president and later president.
Following his retirement from football, McNamara established himself in a new career as a racehorse trainer, which he continued until about 1958. His period in the racing industry included serving as president with the Victorian Trainers' Association.
McNamara was inducted into the
St Kilda Hall of Fame in 2003. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
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References [ edit ]
^ http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=1711501.xml&dvs=1353312696462~795&locale=en&search_terms=&adjacency=&usePid1=true&usePid2=true see pages 2 and 19
^ "NOT LOST THE ART.". (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 8 October 1931. p. 2 Edition: HOME (FINAL) EDITION The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) . Retrieved 19 November 2012.
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