Leon Cameron

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Leon Cameron
Personal information
Full name Leon Cameron
Date of birth (1972-09-02) 2 September 1972 (age 42)
Original team South Warrnambool
Height/Weight 185 cm / 82 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990–1999
2000–2003
Total
Footscray
Richmond
172 (68)
84 (40)
256 (108)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2014– Greater Western Sydney 22 (6–16-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2003 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2014.
Career highlights

Leon Cameron (born 2 September 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer and the senior coach of the Greater Western Sydney Football Club (GWS) in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

AFL playing career[edit]

Cameron was recruited from South Warrnambool Football Club with the 7th selection in the 1988 National Draft for the Footscray Football Club (Bulldogs).

He played 172 games and kicked 68 goals for the Bulldogs between 1990 and 1999 and won the Charles Sutton Medal in 1993 and The Age Footballer of the Year award in 1995.[2]

In 2000 Cameron was traded to the Richmond Football Club where he played a further 84 games and kicked 40 goals over four seasons.[3]

AFL Coaching career[edit]

Assistant coaching roles[edit]

After retirement Cameron returned to the Bulldogs as an assistant coach from 2004 to the end of 2010. In September 2010 he accepted an assistant coaching role with Hawthorn.[4] Cameron then joined Greater Western Sydney as the senior assistant coach for the 2013 season with a contract that appoints him as senior coach from 2014.[5]

First senior coaching role[edit]

On 1 September 2013, after Kevin Sheedy coached his 679th and final game as a senior coach in the VFL-AFL, the competing teams formed a guard of honour for Sheedy and a handover ceremony took place with Sheedy passing the baton to Leon Cameron who succeeded him as senior coach.[1] Cameron's contract, signed in October 2012, stipulated one year as senior assistant coach to Sheedy and then 3 years as the senior coach.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

[7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Cameron 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)
1990 Footscray 18 20 8 10 258 129 387 74 13 0.4 0.5 12.9 6.5 19.4 3.7 0.7
1991 Footscray 18 19 10 11 241 79 320 57 10 0.5 0.6 12.7 4.2 16.8 3.0 0.5
1992 Footscray 18 3 0 0 22 7 29 1 0 0.0 0.0 7.3 2.3 9.7 0.3 0.0
1993 Footscray 18 19 8 11 314 123 437 59 24 0.4 0.6 16.5 6.5 23.0 3.1 1.3
1994 Footscray 18 24 13 24 328 136 464 97 25 0.5 1.0 13.7 5.7 19.3 4.0 1.0
1995 Footscray 18 23 7 19 336 135 471 85 24 0.3 0.8 14.6 5.9 20.5 3.7 1.0
1996 Footscray 18 8 3 1 74 28 102 22 9 0.4 0.1 9.3 3.5 12.8 2.8 1.1
1997 Western Bulldogs 18 17 6 10 207 59 266 62 7 0.4 0.6 12.2 3.5 15.6 3.6 0.4
1998 Western Bulldogs 18 22 6 5 276 90 366 80 19 0.3 0.2 12.5 4.1 16.6 3.6 0.9
1999 Western Bulldogs 18 17 7 11 164 63 227 57 6 0.4 0.6 9.6 3.7 13.4 3.4 0.4
2000 Richmond 15 19 3 3 257 79 336 73 19 0.2 0.2 13.5 4.2 17.7 3.8 1.0
2001 Richmond 15 25 19 6 344 139 483 111 33 0.8 0.2 13.8 5.6 19.3 4.4 1.3
2002 Richmond 15 19 2 10 184 91 275 59 23 0.1 0.5 9.7 4.8 14.5 3.1 1.2
2003 Richmond 15 21 16 4 175 57 232 90 15 0.8 0.2 8.3 2.7 11.0 4.3 0.7
Career 256 108 125 3180 1215 4395 927 227 0.4 0.5 12.4 4.7 17.2 3.6 0.9

Coaching statistics[edit]

[8]
Season Team Games Coached Wins Losses Draws Points % Ladder Position League Teams
2014 GWS 22 6 16 0 27.3% 16 18
Career totals 22 6 16 0 27.27% 16.00 18.00

* = Unfinished season

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gary Ablett stars as Kevin Sheedy's coaching career ends with an 83-point loss", News Ltd, 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ Mithen, Anthony (3 September 1995). "Cameron hopes success will rub off on Dogs". The Age. p. 40. 
  3. ^ Greenberg, Tony (2012-10-19). "Top 20 Tiger trade pick-ups: No. 9". Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Lane, Samantha (28 August 2011). "The pick of the litter". The Sunday Age. p. 5. 
  5. ^ Cowley, Michael (4 October 2012). "Port to miss as Cameron goes north". The Age. 
  6. ^ "Cameron the future for GWS", Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  7. ^ Leon Cameron's player profile at AFL Tables
  8. ^ Leon Cameron's coaching profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Scott Wynd
Western Bulldogs Best and Fairest winner
1993
Succeeded by
Chris Grant