Both Pash and Lindner were also selected in the team.  His citation in the Australian Football Hall of Fame describes him as "Regarded as the best player never to play at AFL level".
“They made a lot of sacrifices for me, my brother Rodney and our sister Julie. He moved from Whyalla in 1966 to play juniors, and he began his League career in 1967.  He was also part of the teams selection committee alongside then Roosters Chairman Colin Walsh, Tom McKenzie, Gordon Schwartz, Jeff Pash and Don Lindner. , Robran was the firstborn son of father Colin and mother Glad. A natural athlete, Robran excelled not only at football, but also played cricket, basketball and table tennis.
“I think it is a nice legacy to leave my grandchildren and their children.”. Experience the difference with Adelaide Oval's unique and diverse function offering. His sons Matthew and Jonathan accepted the award on his behalf.. By posting a comment you are accepting our. Sellers will match the four football statues with another four honouring famed cricketers. Barrie Charles Robran MBE (born 25 September 1947 in Whyalla, South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1967 to 1980. Adelaide Oval Football Membership provides unrivalled football access. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and, in 2001, he was upgraded to Legend status, the first South Australian player and the first never to have played in the VFL or AFL to receive the honour. There are already two with Darren Lehmann and Jason Gillespie. The remaining statues will honour Clem Hill and George Giffen. We encourage your comments but submitting one does not guarantee publication. In 1981 he received the honour of Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to football.
A knee injury in 1974 severely curtailed his career, although he struggled on through injury until retiring in 1980. “Today is a special day for football here at the Adelaide Oval,” said John Olsen, Chairman of the SA Football Commission. Robran went on to win the Magarey medal in 1968, 1970 and 1973, and won the North Adelaide best and fairest every year from 1968 to 1973. He was a member of the Australian ‘All-Stars’ team that toured London, Athens & Singapore to play exhibition matches against VFL premiers Carlton. “That is the first time I’ve seen it ... and it is an extraordinary tribute,” Robran told The Advertiser after Friday’s unveiling. His gift to the people of South Australia will ensure these legends will be honoured for all time at the Adelaide Oval, as will his generosity.”. Subscribing to The Australian enables you to leave a comment below. It is the work of sculptor Ken Martin. Three other legends of the game – Malcolm Blight AM, Russell Ebert OAM and Ken Farmer – will also be immortalised in bronze along with four cricket greats.
“I do like that is a moment from the Oval,” said Robran. Download Images Watch Videos online
He also participated in cross-country running and baseball.. Achievements • League Captain – (4) 1974-77 • League Coach – (3) 1978-80 • Magarey Medal – (3) 1968, 1970, 1973 • Best & Fairest – (7) 1967-73 • State Captain – 1974 • 17 State Games • 2 x Premiership player • 1 x Champions of Australia player • 13 … but was unable to accept his award as he was away trekking with his wife in Alaska and Canada. Robran also had a very brief cricket career, in the 1971/72 season playing one List A and two first-class games for South Australia. He won South Australian football's highest individual honour, the Magarey Medal, on three occasions – 1968, 1970 and 1973. In 2012 he was elevated to the status of legend in the SA Sports Hall of Fame, joining Sir Donald Bradman and Bart Cummings as the only three legends in the Hall of Fame.
Off the field, Robran kept a low public profile and shunned much publicity.
Robran joined North Adelaide so that he could play alongside his hero Don Lindner. Barrie become a junior coach at the club, coaching both his sons through the junior grades. “Adelaide Oval was always a special place on which to play football, and to be part of its rebirth is an extremely humbling experience.”, “I would like to thank Basil Sellers for his generosity, not only on behalf of myself but for the millions of people who will come to live and breathe the history that has been made – and will continue to be made – here at the Adelaide Oval.”.
Robran married Taimi Vestel at the Enfield Methodist Church in January 1970. News_Module: Adelaide Oval Reborn Promo 650x72. In 2002, Robran was one of the 113 inaugural inductees into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame. “I know I speak for all football fans when I say that we are delighted Basil has chosen to honour four of the greats of the game in this way. Go behind the scenes on a Stadium Tour, embark on a thrilling RoofClimb adventure, sample the best of South Australia’s food and wine offering at Hill of Grace Restaurant and much more. Robran, the only SANFL player elevated to “Legend” status at the Australian Football Hall of Fame, not only represented SA in football at the Oval, but also first-class cricket. Barrie Charles Robran.  He had two sons who also played football: Matthew (born 1971) played in Adelaide's 1997 and 1998 premiership victories, while Jonathon (born 1972) represented Hawthorn and Essendon.
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Originally from the North Whyalla Football Club, Barrie Robran played only 201 games for North Adelaide; yet his career saw him finish as one of the most awarded and respected footballers ever to play the game. In 2014 he was the first SA footballer accorded the honour of having a statue at the revamped Adelaide Oval. The sculpting process took more than 500 hours. And his most vivid memory of the Oval is the first time he entered the city venue as a teenager growing up in Whyalla is from cricket - at the 1961 Test match. Robran was among the first footballers to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996. The figure is 125 % life size, is four metres high and weighs 300kg. News_Image_File: Barrie Robran with sons, from left, former Hawthorn player Jonathon and former Crow Matthew, in front of the Adelaide Oval status. Please take a moment to upgrade to the latest version.
Robran was the firstborn son of father Colin and mother Glad. Read about Barrie Robran's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. He resisted many overtures to play in Victoria, at one stage signing a form four with Carlton so that the Victorian recruiters would stop pestering him.
He was educated at Whyalla Technical High School and was School Prefect in his final year, 1964. A mould was taken from the plasticine sculpture before the sculpture was cast into bronze. Barrie Robran was joined at today’s ceremony by members of his family and closest friends as well as other football dignitaries.  In his debut season he was co-winner of North's best and fairest with Don Lindner, came third in the Magarey Medal, and played in the South Australian state team. In 2000, Barrie Robran was named as a ruck rover in North Adelaide's "Team of the Century" (1901-2000).
Robran is depicted taking a high mark in Jamie Cooper's painting the Game That Made Australia, commissioned by the AFL in 2008 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the sport. Robran, the only SANFL player elevated to “Legend” status at the Australian Football Hall of Fame, not only represented SA in football at the Oval, but also first-class cricket. Picture: Mike Burton. BARRIE Robran smiled as he looked at the bronze statue at Adelaide Oval that pays tribute to his great football career.
“I can still see almost every single ball that was bowled in that match,” Robran said. In 2001, he was upgraded to legend status. He won his North Adelaide’s Best and Fairest Award seven times and resisted all overtures to play in the VFL. Barrie still attends Walkerville Football Club games from time to time. After retiring from North Adelaide, Barrie played for the Walkerville Football Club in 1983 but missed the Grand Final after suffering an ankle injury during the final series. He was instrumental in North Adelaide's premiership sides in 1971 and 1972, as well as their Australian Championship win over VFL premier, Carlton in 1972. He was the first South Australian player, and the first player never to have played in the VFL/AFL, to be named a legend. , Robran won immense respect not only for his talent, but also his humility and sportsmanship. South Australian National Football League, Member of the Order of the British Empire, http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/who-is-sas-greatest-allrounder-legendary-barrie-robran-or-dockers-superstar-matthew-pavlich/story-fina3nqh-1226927375901, "Robran is first non-VFL, AFL player to win `legend' status", Australian Football Hall of Fame - Legends, http://www.sportsa.org.au/sport-awards/hall-of-fame-and-legends, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barrie_Robran&oldid=974295388, Members of the Order of the British Empire, Australian rules footballers from South Australia, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees, South Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Infobox AFL biography articles missing expected parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, North Adelaide Hall of Fame - (Icon Status), South Australia State selector: 1984-1998, This page was last edited on 22 August 2020, at 05:22. The original form was sculpted in 250kg of clay-based plasticine.
A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Robran’s former North Adelaide team-mate and former Crows chairman and AFL commissioner Bob Hammond unveiled the statue on Friday. Robran is the first footballer to be honoured through the generosity of businessman and philanthropist Basil Sellers AM. It is a measure of his innate skill that even in his final season, playing with restriction, he polled four Magarey Medal votes in the three games he played.
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