Leon Cameron

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Leon Cameron
Personal information
Full name Leon Cameron
Date of birth (1972-09-02) 2 September 1972 (age 41)
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)
172 (68)
84 (40)
256 (108)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2014– Greater Western Sydney 20 (5–15-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2003 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of Round 21, 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]


  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.

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