Amon Buchanan

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Amon Buchanan
Personal information
Full name Amon Buchanan
Date of birth (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 34)
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 52, 2000 Rookie Draft, Sydney
No. 45, 2003 National Draft, Sydney
Height / weight 179cm / 83kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2009 Sydney 116 (57)
2010–2012 Brisbane Lions 018 0(9)
Total 134 (66)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2005 Australia 2
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Amon Buchanan (born 10 October 1982) is a former Australian rules football who played for the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans in the AFL. He is currently serving as the forwards coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Sydney[edit]

Buchanan grew up in the Victorian town of Colac, west of Melbourne. He played football for Colac and the Geelong Falcons Under 18's team, winning a premiership with the Falcons in 2000 and subsequently being selected by the Sydney Swans in the post-season National Draft. He made his senior debut in Round 11 of the 2002 season against West Coast. By the end of 2002, he had played six matches, but had a disappointing season the next year, suffering knee and ankle injuries, not playing a single senior game and being delisted. However, he was redrafted by the Swans, and had established himself as a regular member of the team by the second half of 2004. During Sydney's 2005 premiership-winning season, Buchanan played in every match, making useful contributions in the midfield and kicking the final goal of the Grand Final against West Coast.

In 2007, Buchanan became the first Swan to be suspended since early 2005. He was also suspended for four matches in Round 15, 2008 for reckless conduct against Hawthorn's Luke Hodge.

Brisbane Lions[edit]

At the end of the 2009 season, Buchanan was traded to the Brisbane Lions as part of a three-way deal with West Coast and Sydney.[2] He was given the number 33 guernsey, vacated by Rhan Hooper and made famous by Darryl White. He made his debut for the Lions in their Round 1, 2010 clash against West Coast at the Gabba. He retired from AFL football at the end of the 2012 season.

Post-Playing Career[edit]

In 2013 Buchanan joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants as a development coach. He has since moved into the role of forwards coach at the club.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Sporting blood runs in Amon's family with brothers Liam Buchanan, a state cricketer for the Victorian Bushrangers, and Meyrick Buchanan, representing Melbourne Renegades in the 2011–12 Big Bash League.[4][5]

Statistics[edit]

[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2002 Sydney 32 6 1 2 15 20 35 11 3 0.2 0.3 2.5 3.3 5.8 1.8 0.5
2003 Sydney 32 0
2004 Sydney 32 16 6 6 78 98 176 29 49 0.4 0.4 4.9 6.1 11.0 1.8 3.1
2005 Sydney 32 26 14 18 231 199 430 83 80 0.5 0.7 8.9 7.7 16.5 3.2 3.1
2006 Sydney 32 24 13 8 249 183 432 104 96 0.5 0.3 10.4 7.6 18.0 4.3 4.0
2007 Sydney 32 16 6 8 149 146 295 81 45 0.4 0.5 9.3 9.1 18.4 5.1 2.8
2008 Sydney 32 20 14 11 156 181 337 98 64 0.8 0.6 7.8 9.1 16.9 4.9 3.2
2009 Sydney 32 8 2 3 45 90 135 27 37 0.3 0.4 5.6 11.3 16.9 3.4 4.6
2010 Brisbane Lions 33 12 9 3 67 89 156 48 37 0.8 0.3 5.6 7.4 13.0 4.0 3.1
2011 Brisbane Lions 33 5 0 1 26 48 74 15 18 0.0 0.2 5.2 9.6 14.8 3.0 3.6
2012 Brisbane Lions 33 1 0 1 7 12 19 2 2 0.0 1.0 7.0 12.0 19.0 2.0 2.0
Career 134 66 61 1023 1066 2089 498 431 0.5 0.5 7.6 8.0 15.6 3.7 3.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaching Staff". gwsgiants.com.au. Greater Western Sydney Giants. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Luke (5 October 2009). "Deal done: Swans gain Seaby but lose Buchanan". AFL.com.au. 
  3. ^ http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/football/coaching-staff/amon-buchanan
  4. ^ "Meyrck Buchanan profile". ESPNCricinfo. 
  5. ^ "2013 draft prospect: Meyrick Buchanan". 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Amon Buchanan's player profile at AFL Tables

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