Career: 1938 - 1941
Debut: Round 5, 1940 v St Kilda, aged 22 years, 284 days
Carlton Player No. 553
Guernsey No. 33 (1940)
Last game: Round 13, 1940 v South Melbourne, aged 22 years, 340 days
DOB: 15 August, 1917
Left: Jack Bavin, Border Watch February 02 p1 1937
A centre half forward from South Narracoorte in the Kowree Association in 1936, Jack missed the 1937* season after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on January 31. Earlier in 1935 he had won the most brilliant player award in the Boundary District Association.
(Narracoorte Herald March 29 1938)
.* There was a Bavin playing in the Carlton reserves in the latter part of the 1937 season. (same player?)
Wearing guernsey #33, the 183cm Bavin played 5 games and kicked 1 goal for Carlton after first running out in Navy Blue in 1940 as a 23 year old. Bavin came from the South East of South Australia playing for both Narracoorte and Mount Gambier.
Jack Bavin played in the losing Reserves Second Semi Final v Collingwood on September 09 1938.
Bavin also wore No.: 20 (1939) and 37 (1941) whilst playing with Carlton's reserves team.
Footnote1939 J. Bavin (Carlton Second Eighteen player) won the Victorian Railways best and fairest trophy in the Railways mid week football competition.
Playing for Flinders Street, Bavin polled votes in every game he played.