Full Name: GARRY DAVIDSON
Date of Birth: 10/02/1954
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 84 kg ( 13-3 )
Debut: 27/05/1978, Round 9, Collingwood
Last Game: 19/08/1978, Round 20, Collingwood
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 9
Seasons: 1975, 1978-79
Total Games: 24
Total Goals: 35
Gary was a half-forward, centreman, and full-forward. He was a creative player who was a strong mark and not afraid to get the hard ball. He was originally recruited from Devonport to Geelong in 1972 and spent the 1975 season with Richmond Reserves before crossing to Caulfield. He returned to Richmond in 1978 before returning to Caulfield he captained the club for three seasons, won two Best and Fairest and represented the VFA. He also ran equal fourth in the 1977 “Liston Trophy”.
He then returned to Tasmania after the 1981 season and became the State Director of Coaching between 1984 and 1986. He had outstanding success as a coach, in the Tasmanian Football League, winning three Premierships in six seasons whilst coaching Glenorchy and North Hobart. He also represented Tasmania twice and was the Tasmanian Football Commissioner as well as coaching the state Under/17 side at the national carnival. He is now Team Manager for the new Under/18 side, the Tassie Mariners.
Devonport High School to 1969 ; Devonport Seniors 1970-71, Games 35, Goals 78 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1971 Goals 42, League Representative Team Games 1 ) ; Geelong Seniors 1972-74, Games 30, Goals 16 ; Geelong Seconds 1972-74, Games 28, Goals 23.
Caulfield 1976-77, 1979-81, Games 89, Goals 154 ( Honours - Captain 1977, 1980-81, Best & Fairest 1977, 1979, Leading Goalkicker 1980 Goals 58, VFA Representative Team 1977, 1979-80 ) ; Glenorchy Captain/Coach 1982-84, Games 60, Goals 176 ( Honours - Premiership 1983, Leading Goalkicker 1983 Goals 62, 1984 Goals 63, Tasmanian Representative Team Games 2 ; North Hobart Senior Coach 1987-89 ( Honours - Premiership 1987, 1989 ).