Clay Cameron

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Clay Cameron
Personal information
Full name Clay Cameron
Date of birth (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland
Original team(s) Mount Gravatt (NEAFL)
Draft No. 58, 2012 national draft
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013–2016 Gold Coast 23 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Clay Cameron (born 27 May 1994) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Cameron was born and raised in Brisbane, where he attended Redeemer Lutheran College. He first played sport at six years of age when he joined Little Athletics and would later become a hot prospect in the track and field. In 2004-05 he would pick up two national titles in Discus but gave athletics away two years later to focus on football.[1] Cameron grew up supporting the Geelong Cats.[2]

Junior football[edit]

Cameron played his junior football at the Mount Gravatt Australian Football Club from the under 10s level. He progressed through the junior ranks at Mount Gravatt and was voted the second best player at the 2009 Australian Under-15 Schoolboys Championships before falling victim to osteitis pubis which kept him sidelined for the entire 2010 season. He returned in 2011 to solidify a place in the under 18 Queensland team and the Mount Gravatt seniors as a key forward. Cameron continued with his ways in the 2012 season before being told he would be taken by the Gold Coast Suns in the 2012 AFL Draft as a Queensland zone selection.[3] He was taken with the 58th pick in the draft.

AFL career[edit]

Cameron made his AFL debut against Richmond in round 1 of the 2014 season.[4] At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was delisted by Gold Coast.[5]

Statistics[edit]

[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2013 Gold Coast 27 0
2014 Gold Coast 27 9 1 2 40 27 67 22 21 0.1 0.2 4.4 3.0 7.4 2.4 2.3
2015 Gold Coast 27 6 0 0 19 9 28 11 10 0.0 0.0 3.2 1.5 4.7 1.8 1.7
2016 Gold Coast 27 8 4 0 42 53 95 36 26 0.5 0.0 5.3 6.6 11.9 4.5 3.3
Career 23 5 2 101 89 190 69 57 0.2 0.1 4.4 3.9 8.3 3.0 2.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davidson, Brad (16 October 2012). "Gold Coast snares key position talent Clay Cameron". 
  2. ^ "Mt.Gravatt's Clay Cameron is the final nomination for the 2011 NAB NEAFL Rising Star Award". AFLQ.com.au. 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cameron 'disappointed' no other Queensland players selected". Sunshine Coast Daily. 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gold Coast Suns Jack Martin, Sean Lemmens and Clay Cameron to play Richmond in Round 1". Herald Sun. 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Malcolm, Alex (28 October 2016). "Suns pull the pin on tall timber with four delistings". AFL.com.au. BigPond. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Clay Cameron stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

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