Full Name: DON DAVENPORT
Date of Birth: 18/04/1945
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 11-13 )
Debut: 13/06/1964, Round 9, Carlton
Last Game: 07/08/1971, Round 19, Carlton
Seasons: 1964-67,1969, 1971
Total Games: 56
Total Goals: 46
Seasons: 1962-64, 1966-69, 1971-72
Total Games: 61
Total Goals: 62
Honours: Premiership 1971, Captain 1969
Donald was a wingman and half-forward flanker who joined Richmond from Loch. He was a very agile and skilful player who had the ability to baulk his way out of trouble. He made his senior debut in Round 9 of 1964 and went on to play 34 consecutive games before injuries hampered his progress. His highest individual goal tally was 5 against Hawthorn in Round 5 of 1965.
At the start of 1970 he applied for a clearance to Dandenong.
He was a member of the Reserves’ 1971 Premiership side. He spent two seasons with Dandenong in between stints with Richmond and later returned to Dandenong before taking over as Richmond’s Under/19 coach in 1975.
His VFL Under/19 side made the Grand Final in each of his three years as coach, winning in 1975 and 1977 and losing narrowly to the Ray JORDON coached North Melbourne side in 1976.
Don served as a specialist coach at Richmond in 1980 and 1981.
He was also a fine batsman with Sub District Cricket Club Camberwell, where he captained their 1982-83 senior Premiership side.
He is a member of the Sub District Cricket 200 Game Club. He spent the 1973-74 season with District Club North Melbourne. He is now boarding headmaster at Scotch College, in Melbourne. Don has also coached the Scotch College football and cricket teams since 1977, and they won the 1980 Associated Public Schools Football Premiership under his guidance.
Loch Thirds 1959-60, Games 39, Goals 63 ( Honours - Premiership 1959, Best & Fairest 1959 ) ; Loch Seniors 1960-61, Games 22.
Dandenong VFA 1969-73, Games 45, Goals 42 ; Old Scotch Amateurs Coach 1987.
Richmond U/19 Coach 1975, 1977 ( Honours - Premiership 1975 , 1977 ).
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