Col Kinnear ex Sydney Swans coach
Colin was a good amateur footballer but 2 knee operations brought an early end to his
playing career. After a few coaching positions he took the VFA Coburg Lions to their first
premiership in 51 years. He then moved to North Melbourne as assistant and reserves coach
for 3 years under Malcolm Blight and then Barry Cable.
Colin then became reserves and assistant Carlton coach from 1984 for 5 years under David
Parkin and Robert Walls winning 2 reserves and 1 seniors premiership.
He was then senior coach for the Sydney Swans for 3 seasons.
After coaching in Sydney he returned to Carlton as Chairman of Match and then also became
Football Manager. He was General Manager Football operations 1997 to 2003 and General
Manager – Special projects for a year after that – a long involvement at the highest level with
the Carlton Football Club.
Colin was also associated with the Carlton Cricket Club for 20 years playing in 3 Senior
premierships. He was a wicketkeeper. Colin has been inducted as a Life Member of both the
Carlton Football and Cricket clubs.
Entree – Hearty bean, vegetable and tomato soup, Gruyere cheese toasts.
Main – Seared Tuna fillet with caponata, parsnip crisps and basil cream
or Brie stuffed chicken breast, wrapped in Spanish ham, truffled polenta
and herb Jus.
Desert – Chocolate and hazelnut torte, Earl Grey prunes and vanilla creme
$35 + Drinks