Barry Harrison

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Barry Harrison
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-12-21)21 December 1935
Date of death 20 September 2004(2004-09-20) (aged 68)
Original team(s) Mentone
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1958–1961 Collingwood 56 (24)
1964 North Melbourne 01 0(0)
Total 57 (24)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1964.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Barry 'Hooker' Harrison (21 December 1935 – 20 September 2004)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Harrison, a ruckman, was known for his aggressive style of play. He spent the 1954 and 1955 seasons with the reserves and then joined the Navy as part of his National service which delayed his senior debut until 1958. His tagging job on Ron Barassi helped Collingwood win the 1958 Grand Final, as he not only kept the ball away from the Melbourne midfielder but also roughed him up, as demonstrated by his report for charging.

He was delisted at the end of the 1961 season and after an unsuccessful return to the league with North Melbourne, Harrison became captain-coach of Sandringham. From 1965 to 1969 he was coach of the VFA club, the final three years in a non playing capacity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Harrison". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  • Barry Harrison's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.