Courtenay Dempsey

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Courtenay Dempsey
Personal information
Full name Courtenay Dempsey
Date of birth (1987-08-28) 28 August 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Mount Isa, Queensland
Original team(s) Morningside (NEAFL)
Draft #19, 2005 National Draft
Height/Weight 187 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 15
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006– Essendon 119 (31)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.

Courtenay Dempsey (born 28 August 1987) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Dempsey has Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Kalkadoon, a tribe from Queensland's South/Central West region.[1]

Dempsey began playing football in Cairns, where he played with the Manunda Hawks in the AFL Cairns competition. He later moved to Brisbane to play with the Kenmore Bears junior football club while also playing for his school Brisbane Boys' College.

AFL career[edit]

Dempsey's professional footballing career has been dogged by injuries. In 2008 he suffered a leg stress fracture[2] and in 2011 he tore his knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in round four and needed a knee reconstruction.[3]

In May 2013, he was suspended from the main playing group for breaching team rules, and was forced to train with the VFL team.[4] In August, he tore his hamstring tendon[5] and missed the remainder of the season.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of 2014 season[6][7]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Essendon 15 5 1 0 23 21 44 16 5 0.2 0.0 4.6 4.2 8.8 3.2 1.0
2007 Essendon 15 1 1 1 7 5 12 1 1 1.0 1.0 7.0 5.0 12.0 1.0 1.0
2008 Essendon 15 4 1 1 23 29 52 12 6 0.2 0.2 5.8 7.2 13.0 3.0 1.5
2009 Essendon 15 20 7 6 150 169 319 69 46 0.4 0.3 7.5 8.4 16.0 3.4 2.3
2010 Essendon 15 20 3 8 201 158 359 85 73 0.2 0.4 10.0 7.9 18.0 4.2 3.6
2011 Essendon 15 4 0 0 26 24 50 13 10 0.0 0.0 6.5 6.0 12.5 3.2 2.5
2012 Essendon 15 20 4 0 238 124 362 106 62 0.2 0.0 11.9 6.2 18.1 5.3 3.1
2013 Essendon 15 14 7 3 187 69 256 71 40 0.5 0.2 13.4 4.9 18.3 5.1 2.9
2014 Essendon 15 18 2 3 162 119 281 67 57 0.1 0.2 9.0 6.6 15.6 3.7 3.2
Career 106 26 22 1017 718 1735 440 300 0.2 0.2 9.6 6.8 16.4 4.2 2.8
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
  2. ^ Horan, Michael; Pierik, Jon (2 May 2008). "Dempsey, Gumbleton join Essendon's wounded". Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ Walsh, Courtney (18 April 2011). "Dons crushed as star duo gone for year". The Australian. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Bruce (17 May 2013). "Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey banished to VFL after posting photo of late night out on Instagram". Herald Sun (News Corp Australia). Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Courtenay Dempsey hamstring damage is serious". The Age. AAP. 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Courtenay Dempsey statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Courtenay Dempsey of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". footywire.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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