Date of birth
28 August 1987
Morningside ( NEAFL)
2005 National Draft, Essendon
187cm / 85 kg
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Courtenay Dempsey (born 28 August 1987) is a professional Australian rules footballer for the Essendon Football Club of the Australian Football League.
Early life [ edit ]
Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Kalkadoon, a tribe from Queensland's South/Central West region. [1 ]
Dempsey began playing football in
Cairns, where he played with the Manunda Hawks in the AFL Cairns competition.
He later moved to
Brisbane to play with the Kenmore Bears junior football club while also playing for his school Brisbane Boys' College.
AFL career [ edit ]
Dempsey's professional footballing career has been dogged by injuries. In 2008 he suffered a leg stress fracture
and in 2011 he tore his knee [2 ] anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in round four and needed a knee reconstruction. In August 2013 he tore his hamstring tendon, and will miss at least four weeks leading into the finals. [3 ] [4 ]
Statistics [ edit ]
Statistics are correct to end of 2012 season. [5 ]
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