Justin Blumfield

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Justin Blumfield
Personal information
Full name Justin Blumfield
Date of birth (1977-11-24) 24 November 1977 (age 36)
Original team Tuggeranong
Draft 62nd overall, 1994 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 188 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996 – 2002
2003 – 2004
Total
Essendon
Richmond
129 (86)
019 0(5)
148 (91)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2000 Australia ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2004 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2000.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player, 2000

Justin Blumfield (born 24 November 1977) is a former Australian rules football player of the Essendon and the Richmond Football Clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL).

His AFL career began in 1996 when he debuted for the Essendon Bombers. He was one of Essendon's consistent players in the years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Blumfield was a member of the Essendon 2000 premiership team which defeated Melbourne in the 2000 AFL Grand Final and won a record 24 out of 25 games for the season.

At the end of 2002 he was traded to the Richmond Tigers to help Essendon meet the total player payments limit.[1] He played 19 games over two seasons before he was de-listed by them at the end of season 2004. Blumfield returned to be a playing assistant coach for Essendon's affiliated club in the Victorian Football League, the Bendigo Bombers.[2] He was made a life member of Essendon on 15 December 2010.

After retiring from football he moved to Newcastle, New South Wales to study for a Master of Business and Administration degree and work. In 2010 he joined the Cardiff Hawks in the Black Diamond Australian Football League.[3] He is the nephew of former South Melbourne player Max Blumfield.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rielly, Stephen (29 October 2002). "Three Dons fall victim to veterans list ruling". The Age. 
  2. ^ "Profile at Essendonfc.com.au". 
  3. ^ Leeson, Josh (25 March 2010). "Hawks sign Bombers star". 
  4. ^ "Vale Max Blumfield". 23 September 2011. 

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