Marlon Motlop

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Marlon Motlop
Personal information
Full name Marlon Motlop
Date of birth (1990-04-17) 17 April 1990 (age 24)
Original team Wanderers (NTFL)
Draft #28, 2007 National Draft
Height/Weight 179cm / 81kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011 Port Adelaide 5 (2)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 1
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2011 season.

Marlon Motlop is a Larrakia Australian rules footballer who played with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL. He currently plays with Swan Districts Football Club in the Western Australian Football League (WAFL).[1]

Originally from Wanderers Football Club in the (Northern Territory Football League (NTFL), Motlop is the cousin of Daniel, Shannon and Steven Motlop, and first gained the attention of AFL talent scouts when he won the Allan McLean best-and-fairest medal for the 2006 Division Two NAB AFL Under 16 Championships. Motlop was selected by Port Adelaide in the 2007 AFL Draft using their second pick, the 28th overall.

Motlop debuted against Melbourne Football Club in round 21 of the 2008 AFL season, contributing six kicks and eight handballs to his team's 78 point win. The following week Motlop kicked his first AFL goal and collected 16 disposals in a 76 point victory over North Melbourne Football Club. He didn't play another game in 2008, but returned in round 9 of the 2009 AFL season where he had a quiet game, registering four kicks and two handballs in a 55 point loss to the Sydney Swans. Round 11 saw Motlop kick 1 goal and collect 12 kicks and three handballs in a 24 point win over the Fremantle Dockers. In what turned out to be his final AFL match, Motlop didn't score in his match against the Western Bulldogs, but did get 16 disposals. While not playing in the AFL, Motlop played with West Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[2]

He was delisted by Port Adelaide at the end of the 2011 AFL season and moved to WAFL club Swan Districts to continue his career. He currently plays for Peel Thunder in the WAFL.

Background[edit]

Marlon has Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Larrakia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pike, C. "WAFL to celebrate", Koori Mail, 27 June 2012, p. 85.
  2. ^ Schultz, D. "Collins says his list is deeper in 2012", The Messenger, http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/west-2012-preview/story-e6freckc-1226306079042, Accessed 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ AFL Record. Round 9, 2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 74.

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