Ron BarassiPrint Page
A monument commemorates Australian Rules football player and coach, Ron Barassi.
|Address:||Midland Highway & Fryers Street, John Powell Recreation Reserve, Guildford, 3451|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.149279|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 27th February, 2016|
Ronald Dale "Ron" Barassi A.M. was born in Castlemaine on February 27, 1936, the son of Ronald James Barassi (killed at Tobruk during WWII 1941) and Eliza Barassi. He spent his formative years in Guildford before moving to Melbourne where he began one of the great football careers.
He played 204 games for Melbourne (as Captain 1960 - 64), including six premierships, and 50 games for Carlton. He was in the all-Australian team three times and the AFL team of the century. He captained/coached Carlton and coached North Melbourne to two premierships each as well as coaching Melbourne and Sydney.
He is an official Legend of the AFL (1996) and a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2006).
Vingt Cinq Club
This bust was donated by the Vingt Cinq Club who initiated this project as a tribute to Ron Barassi, one of their long standing members on his 80th birthday, 27th Feb. 2016