Clayton Collard

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Clayton Collard
Personal information
Full name Clayton Collard
Date of birth (1988-12-04) 4 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Western Australia
Original team(s) South Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft 31st overall, 2006
1st overall, 2008 Rookie Draft
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Forward pocket/Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007 Fremantle 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Clayton Collard (born 4 December 1988) is an Australian rules footballer. He plays as a midfielder or small forward and was selected by the Fremantle Football Club with selection 31 in the 2006 AFL National Draft. He was rookie listed by the Richmond Football Club in the 2007 Rookie Draft at pick 1. In August 2008 he was delisted from the Richmond Football Club.[1]

Collard spent the 2006 season playing for the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League. He represented Western Australia in the national under 18 championships and is a graduate of the AIS/AFL academy.[2]

Clayton made his debut for the Fremantle Dockers against St Kilda in Round 9, 2007. This was extra special being the first game of the inaugural Indigenous Round.[3] He was given the opportunity due to good form in the WAFL for South Fremantle and Jeff Farmer, an idol and mentor of Collard, being suspended by Fremantle .[4]

On 22 October 2007 Clayton Collard was delisted by the Fremantle Football Club.[5] He was then selected by Richmond in the 2008 Rookie Draft,[6] but was delisted at the end of the 2008 season, having spent the year playing for Coburg Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL), without making his debut for Richmond. After having a year away from football, in 2010 Collard returned to Western Australia and joined Peel Thunder.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Full 2009 AFL lists
  2. ^ Davini, Daniel (25 November 2006). "Fremantle picks local talent". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ Bousfield, Andrew (24 May 2007). "Debut in Indigenous Round". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  4. ^ AAP (24 May 2007). "Collard to fill Farmer's boots in Dockers debut". The West Australian. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  5. ^ Sportal (22 October 2007). "Dockers dump five players". Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  6. ^ Timms, Daryl (22 December 2007). "Welsh and several rookies handed another shot". Herald Sun. 
  7. ^ Miller, Dale (6 February 2010). "Collard revives career with Peel". The West Australian.