Former AFL player and Sydney Swans Captain, Barry Hall is considered to be one of the best Forwards of the modern era. He was named ‘All-Australian’ 4 times, he is the only player to ever win a game from a kick after the siren – twice, lead his club’s goal kicking on eleven occasions and captained the Swans to their 2005 AFL Grand Final victory. In July 2011 Barry created history by becoming the first player to kick 100 goals for three different AFL teams.
A strong mark and accurate kick, Barry developed into an example of what was seen as a ‘dying breed’ in his era, a power full-forward who played exclusively in that role. He began his AFL career in 1996 and played as a centre-half-forward for much of his first three seasons. But a three-goal burst in just five minutes during the 1997 Grand Final gave coaches and fans alike a hint of his potential as a permanent full-forward. In 1999 this transition took place and from then until his retirement at the end of the 2011 season, Hall kicked at least 40 goals in all but two of those seasons His media career began on Fox Footy in roles ranging from panel programs to Boundary Riding. 2017 will also see him take on the role as Forward coach of the Gold Coast Suns.
But there is more to Barry, he’s a qualified mechanic with a passion for cars and a family business in the trade. As a personality he is a popular name across the media, having recently filled in for Gold Coast Breakfast Radio and is now their regular ‘go to’ guy for the Gold FM Breakfast show. Barry has also appeared on various TV programs including ‘Insight’ on SBS, ‘Behave Yourself’ which will air on Ch 7 in 2017 and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on which he became a viewer favourite. Barry is also the face of ‘Kleenex Tissues’, ‘DraftStars’ and has appeared in campaigns for Mazda, Great Northern Beer Company and Hammer Smith Clothing. Barry is also doting Dad to Baby Miller.