Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu
Victoria Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty
Tribute To A Footy Legend
Victor P Taffa
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty today paid tribute to Geelong champion Bobby Davis, who died today aged 82.
“Today is a sad day for the football world as Bobby Davis was a great Geelong character, a local legend and a football icon.” Premier Baillieu said.
“On behalf of the Coalition Government and all Victorians, I offer my condolences to the Davis family.”
“Bobby was a great man and part of a wonderful family.” Premier Baillieu said.
“He was loved in Geelong and loved by footy fans across Victoria.”
“His passion for the Cats was always on display, especially when his face lit up with delight when the Cats won the Grand Final in 2007 for the first time in 44 years.” Premier Baillieu said.
Mr. Delahunty paid tribute to a man who played 189 games for Geelong then coached the Cats from 1960-65, taking them to the 1963 premiership.”
“Following his football career he then turned to television and it was great to watch his TV career develop through his fun-loving personality and his love of football.” Mr. Delahunty said.
“Watching World of Sport on a Sunday was a time-honoured tradition for many Victorians, made much more entertaining by Bob Davis’ natural style as an entertainer.” Mr. Delahunty said.