David Swallow

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David Swallow
Personal information
Full name David Swallow
Date of birth (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 21)
Original team East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft #1, 2010 National Draft, Gold Coast
Height/Weight 186cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Gold Coast
Number 24
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Gold Coast 51 (22)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

David Swallow (born 19 November 1992) is an Australian rules footballer for the Gold Coast Football Club. He was the number one draft pick in the 2010 AFL Draft.[1]

In 2010, despite not yet being drafted by an AFL team, the Gold Coast Suns were permitted to allow Swallow to play with the side in the VFL. This meant that the club were enforced to select Swallow before another team had a pick in the draft (a minimum of pick 3).[2] However, it was widely assumed that Swallow would be taken with the 1st overall pick of the 2010 Draft,[3] which was confirmed on 19 November.[1]

Swallow is the younger brother of North Melbourne captain and dual Syd Barker Medallist Andrew Swallow.[4]

Junior career[edit]

Swallow played his junior football at Rossmoyne Junior Football Club (Rossmoyne Raiders). He was named on the half-back line of the 2009 Under-18 All Australian team as a 16-year-old. Swallow was also awarded the Larke Medal as the National Under-18 Competition's best player.[5][6] When he was younger he attended Shelley Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School.

AFL career[edit]

Swallow was part of the inaugural Gold Coast Suns team which played against Carlton in round 2 of the 2011 AFL season. He was also part of the first victory against Port Adelaide in round 5. After a 21-possession, 2-goal performance against the Western Bulldogs in round 14, Swallow was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.


Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct as of the end of Round 11 of the 2014 season. [7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which O'Meara won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.


Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2011 Gold Coast 24 21 11 14 208 205 413 62 84 0.5 0.7 9.9 9.8 19.7 3.0 4.0
2012 Gold Coast 24 12 8 2 130 96 226 31 43 0.7 0.2 10.8 8.0 18.8 2.6 3.6
2013 Gold Coast 24 18 3 2 195 152 347 47 61 0.2 0.1 10.8 8.4 19.3 2.6 3.4
2014 Gold Coast 24 10 11 11 130 123 253 34 41 1.1 1.1 13.0 12.3 25.3 3.4 4.1
Career 61 33 29 663 576 1239 174 229 0.5 0.5 10.9 9.4 20.3 2.9 3.8


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Awards
Preceded by
Jack Watts
Larke Medal
with Andrew Hooper

2009
Succeeded by
Harley Bennell
Preceded by
Tom Scully
Number one overall pick in AFL draft
2010
Succeeded by
Jonathon Patton
Records
Gold Coast Suns Youngest Ever Player
18 years, 134 days