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Key Facts

Full name
Douglas Barwick

Known as
Doug Barwick

6 February 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 54d
Last game: 29y 122d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 11
Collingwood: 17

Recruited from
East Launceston (1984); Fitzroy (1988)

Doug Barwick

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,474th player to appear, 1,375th most games played, 352nd most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,007th player to appear, 161st most games played, 33rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 906th player to appear, 264th most games played, 95th most goals kicked

Doug Barwick was a talented forward or utility whose kicking was exceptional and whose powerful upper body served him well in the clinches. He hailed originally from East Launceston, and moved from there to Fitzroy in 1984. In four seasons with the Lions he played 76 senior VFL games and kicked 127 goals, impressing sufficiently to gain selection for Victoria in his final year.

The 1988 season saw Barwick at Collingwood, where he spent another four seasons, highlighted by participation in the Magpies' drought-breaking 1990 flag triumph. Barwick played 71 games for Collingwood and kicked 90 goals. In both 1991 and 1992 he played state of origin football for Tasmania. He rounded off his career with 60 games for South Launceston. In 2016 he was elevated to legend status in AFL Tasmania’s Hall of Fame.

Author - John Devaney


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