Barry Mitchell
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-12-07) 7 December 1965 (age 56)
Original team(s) Northvale JFC (Mulgrave, VIC)
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1992 Sydney Swans 170 (214)
1993 Collingwood 013 00(8)
1994–1996 Carlton 038 0(25)
Total 221 (247)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Barry Mitchell (born 7 December 1965 in Yarrawonga) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans, Carlton and Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Mitchell played as a rover and was consistently one of the top possession getters in the league every season. After retiring from Carlton in 1996, he kept involved with the club by becoming their runner. He was promoted by the Blues to assistant coach in 2003, but left in 2007 to join Hawthorn, again as an assistant, and was part of the premiership team in 2008. He left the Hawks at the end of the premiership winning season to join Fremantle as an assistant coach. At the end of the 2011 season he left Fremantle to return to Melbourne after his son Tom Mitchell was drafted by the Sydney Swans under the father-son rule.[1][2]


  1. ^ Wu, Andrew (31 May 2013). "Just like his dad, new Swan likes to run". The Age. Melbourne.
  2. ^ "Assistant coach Barry Mitchell leaves Fremantle Dockers". 5 September 2011. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013.