|Full name||Bradley Theodore Bootsma|
|Date of birth||30 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Debut||Round 8, 1 May 2000, Fremantle
v. Collingwood, at Telstra Dome
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2005 season.
Bradley Theodore "Brad" Bootsma (born 30 December 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League. He played as a half-back flanker or midfielder . Boostma was recruited from South Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and is the father of former AFL footballer Josh Bootsma.
The Dockers surprised many when they selected Bootsma with their only pick in the 2000 pre season draft (2nd overall). Bootsma was recruited at the late age of 27, with the club handing over the number 40 jumper previously worn by Luke Toia, Jess Sinclair and rookie list player Darren Bolton. Bootsma was a hard working type of player.
After spending the first seven rounds of the 2000 season playing in the WAFL with South Fremantle, Bootsma was selected to make his debut in Round 8 against Collingwood at the Docklands Stadium in a rare (for AFL) Monday night game. A more than serviceable game saw Bootsma end up playing played 13 games in his debut season.
Bootsma played the first 10 games of 2001 and had more than 20 possessions in 5 of them. However, the tumultuous round 10 match against Richmond, Ben Allan's first as caretaker coach after Damien Drum was sacked, would be Bootsma's last, due initially to a knee injury and later he was unable to break into the team eager to rebuild for the future. He would remain on the Fremantle list for the 2002 season, but did not play another senior game. He retired from AFL football at the end of 2002.
Bootsma gave great service to South Fremantle before and after his time at Fremantle. In 1997 he helped South to win the WAFL Premiership and he won the best and fairest award in 1999. On his return to South Fremantle in 2002 he was awarded the captaincy which he held until he retired from the WAFL before the start of the 2005 WAFL season.
GSFL (North Albany)
Working in Albany as a Football Development Officer, Bootsma joined the North Albany Football Club and played for the club until 2009 and remains in a coaching role. He was an integral part of the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 premiership sides, winning the Alan Barnett Medal for the best on ground in 2008. He has been coach of North Albany Football Club since 2007 and coached the club to premierships in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 the club made the Grand Final however lost to arch rivals Royals.