Vale Barrie Barbary

SANFL is mourning the passing of South Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee Barrie Barbary.

Awarded SANFL Player Life Membership in 1972, Barrie played a total of 212 League games for North Adelaide and Woodville in a tremendous career from 1955 through to 1970.

An extremely skilful wingman, Barrie produced an exceptional season in 1960 when he won the Magarey Medal, a League premiership medal and the Roosters’ best-and-fairest award.

Named in North Adelaide’s Team of the Century, he represented South Australia on 19 occasions, including making his debut for the Croweaters in his first League season of 1955.

Barrie’s finest hour arrived in 1963, when he earned the O’Halloran Trophy as South Australia’s best player in its famous victory against Victoria at the MCG in 1963.

A year later, he claimed his second best-and-fairest crown at Prospect before playing country football with Kybybolite in 1965 and 1966.

Upon his return to SANFL, Barrie lined up with Woodville from 1967 to 1970 before coaching the Peckers in 1972 and 1973.

SANFL extends its deepest sympathy to the Barbary family as it honours Barrie’s outstanding service to the game in South Australia.

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