George Liveris hailed from the well-known Darwin Liveris family, early Greek pioneers who to this day still have strong ties to the city.
Born in Darwin in 1922, George was raised by his mother Maria along with his two brothers after his father Andreas passed away when he was a young child.
Growing up in an era where multi-cultural children were often viewed as outsiders, George was welcomed into the Buffaloes Football Club with open arms, joining the Club in his mid-twenties. George went on to become one of the most influential Club figures throughout the 1940s and 50s.
Starting his playing career in 1946/47 as a Ruckman, the following season George took the reigns as the Club’s Coach, a stint which lasted nine seasons until 1955/56. George coached Buffaloes to an incredible four consecutive premierships from 1948/49 to 1951/52 and was also Player Coach of the 1948/49 and 1949/50 teams. George coached a further four grand final teams in 1947/48, 1952/53, 1953/54 and 1954/55.
George’s involvement with the Buffaloes Football Club included holding the important administration positions of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Committee Member and Club Delegate to the League’s Committee Meetings from his first season until the late 1950s.
A tireless contributor to the game, George also served as Northern Territory Football League Senior Vice President for three seasons from 1951/52 to 1953/54.
A builder by trade, George extended his commitment beyond the game where he had strong ties to the local community including serving as a Justice of the Peace. Epitomising all that is good and great in Territory football, we welcome Buffaloes Life Member and Club legend, George Liveris, into the AFLNT Hall of Fame.