|Full name||William Thursfield|
|Date of birth||19 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Draft||1st overall, 2004 Rookie Draft
|Height/Weight||191 cm / 85 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2011 season.
Will Thursfield (born 19 April 1986 in England) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Known as a courageous backman who has stood some of the more notable forwards of the current game. He is an elevated rookie.
Thursfield made his debut in round 14, 2005 against eventual premiers Sydney. His first assignment was handling key-forward Michael O'Loughlin. He impressed straight away by keeping the Swans forward to 1 goal, as the Tigers upset Sydney by a solitairy point.
Thursfield retired at the end of the 2011 season, having played ten senior matches for the year. He stated that, although he was "proud to have played the game at the highest level over the past seven seasons", there were "some other avenues in [his] life" that he was "keen to pursue".
- AFL a diverse world
- "Richmond Football Club Playerlist". Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
- "Tiger Will Thursfield calls it quits after 77 games". AdelaideNow. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- Will Thursfield's statistics from AFL Tables
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