Frank DavisFrank Davis is a former Australian Rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Frank graduated from Salesian College Chadstone in 1959, and began his football career in the Melbourne Football Club Under 19’s before making his debut in the premiership winning season of 1964. Despite having played only six games that season, he was a member of the Grand Final winning team.
He was club captain from 1970 to 1972, earning the Best and Fairest Award during his first season in charge. He also represented Victoria in interstate football during his career.
Frank was Assistant Coach to Carl Ditterach at Melbourne Football Club in 1979, and coached the Melbourne Under 19’s in 1977 and the Reserves in 1978. He coached Frankston in 1980, and later the Hawthorn Under 19’s. He was Country Development Officer from 1983-1986, Hawthorn Metropolitan Development Officer until 1987, Hawthorn National Recruiting Manager from 1988 to 1995 and a part time Recruiting Officer at the Melbourne Football Club from 2005 to 2009.
Frank is a lifetime member of the Melbourne Football Club.
Outside of football, Frank has spent most of his working life in the printing industry, having done an apprenticeship in letterpress, working as an operator and finally moving into a management role.
Frank has been married to Pat for over 50 years, and together they have four children.
Hall Of Fame Inductee - AFL Footballer