Brodie Atkinson

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Brodie Atkinson
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-07-31) 31 July 1972 (age 42)
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Debut Round 11, 12 June 1993, St Kilda
v. Brisbane Bears, at Waverley Park
Height/Weight 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) / 72 kg (11 st 5 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993
1999
Total
St Kilda
Adelaide
2 (0)
5 (1)
7 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1999 season.
Career highlights

Brodie Atkinson (born 31 July 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Atkinson made his debut for St Kilda after being a first-round draft pick in the 1992 AFL Draft. In his debut match in Round 11 1993 he had 25 touches and earned an AFL Rising Star nomination, but was dropped after one more match despite being among the best once more. In a shock decision, he was delisted at the end of the season.

In an interesting turn on events he was selected in the 1998 AFL Draft by Adelaide after trading Chad Rintoul to West Coast for pick 80. At age 26, and out of AFL for several years, his SANFL form with the Sturt Football Club was enough to get him re-drafted. Hampered by groin injuries, he played only five games in 1999 before being delisted once again.

On 24 October 2000, Atkinson was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for being a recipient of the highest individual honour in South Australian Football.[1]

He coached Portland to a premiership in 2003.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brodie Atkinson". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Warrnambool Standard, "Tigers recruit former Magarey medallist", 16 September 2005, Simon Bampfield

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