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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Warr

Known as
Danny Warr

22 October 1905

27 August 1972 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 182d
Last game: 23y 320d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Preston; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 16

Recruited from
Preston (1928); St. Kilda (1930); Rochester (1931)

Danny Warr

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
PrestonVFA1923-1927, 1931-19361443172.20
St. KildaV/AFL1928-192937481.3062%0

AFL: 3,387th player to appear, 4,929th most games played, 2,066th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 621st player to appear, 388th most games played, 138th most goals kicked

Recruited from a local church side, rover Danny Warr made his senior debut with Preston in 1923 when the club was competing in the VJFA. The side went top that year, and three years later rejoined the VFA after an absence of 15 years. Warr continued with the Bullants until 1928 when he crossed to VFL side St Kilda, where he made an extremely favourable impression in 37 games over two seasons, during which he booted 47 goals.

The 1930 season saw Warr undertaking the financially lucrative role of captain-coach of Rochester in the Bendigo League, but a yearning for a higher standard of football saw him back with Preston in 1931 where he continued for another six seasons. Warr's entire VFA playing career comprised 144 senior games during which he kicked 317 goals. It was a distinguished career, entailing Recorder Cup and club best and fairest trophy wins in 1934, and club leading goal kicker awards in 1932-3-4-5. The only disappointment was probably his failure to play in a VFA premiership team.

Warr captain-coached the Bullants in 1935, and two years later embarked on another stint of coaching in the country, this time with Hampden League club Camperdown. After the war, he coached Finley in 1946 before spending eight seasons in Canberra, coaching Eastlake (1947-50 and 1952-3) and Turner (1951). His proudest moment was overseeing Eastlake's 1948 premiership victory, which came via a 22.16 (148) to 10.8 (68) mauling of Manuka. Extremely highly regarded in ACT football circles, Warr coached Canberra representative teams in 1948, 1950 and 1951, and also served as a selector once his coaching career had finished.

Author - John Devaney


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