Daniel Bandy

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Daniel Bandy
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-11-08) 8 November 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team Perth (WAFL)
Debut Round 12, 12 August 1995, Fremantle
v. Geelong, at Skilled Stadium
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2001
2002–2005
Total -
Fremantle
Western Bulldogs
105 0(80)
045 0(46)
150 (126)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2005 season.

Daniel Bandy (born 8 November 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer. He played as a ruckman for Fremantle and the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He last played for West Australian Football League (WAFL) club Claremont in 2007.

Fremantle career[edit]

Bandy was an original Fremantle Docker and made his AFL debut in 1995. For a player of 200 centimetres, he was extraordinarily mobile, which appealed to then Fremantle coach Gerard Neesham who recruited Bandy as a ruckman from the Perth Demons with a priority selection in 1995. In his time with Freo he became a fan favourite and dominated the ruck and forward line at certain stages during his 6 years at the club. He played 105 matches with Fremantle, kicked 80 goals, and finished third in its club best-and-fairest award in 1999.

Western Bulldogs career[edit]

At the end of the 2001 season, Bandy was traded to the Western Bulldogs where he played 45 matches. He made his first appearance for the Bulldogs in 2002 and played all 22 matches that season and kicked 30 goals. Regarded as one of the fittest players at the Bulldogs, Bandy suffered several injuries in the following which ultimately restricted his playing ability and he only played 11 games in his last two seasons. In 2005 Bandy retired from the AFL.[1] He returned to Western Australia and signed to play with WAFL club Claremont Football Club in 2006, rather than returning to his original club, Perth Football Club.[2] He has performed very well for Claremont, finishing third in both the 2007 Sandover Medal after being the pre-count favourite,[3] and the Claremont best and fairest award, the E.B. Cook Medal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bandy Calls it Quits, 10 November 2005
  2. ^ A WAFL Update
  3. ^ Townsend, John & Reid, Russell; Medallist Jones bobs up when it matters; The West Australian; 18 September 2007
  4. ^ Casellas, Ken; Third Cook Medal to Crabb; 14 October 2007

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