Dan Foley

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Dan Foley
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-10-25) 25 October 1960 (age 56)
Original team(s) West Perth
Height / weight 193 cm / 86 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983–1985 Richmond 13 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dan Foley (born 25 October 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Foley, a centre half-forward, started his career at West Perth, the club his father Brian had played for.[1] Brian Foley won the Sandover Medal in 1959.[2]

He debuted for Richmond midway through the 1983 VFL season and finished the year with six appearances.[3] A highlight was a five goal haul in Richmond's round 18 win over eventual grand finalists Essendon.[3] During his time at Richmond he struggled with injuries and played only one league game in 1984.[1][3] In the 1985 pre-season, Foley trained with Melbourne, but returned to Richmond and made five further appearances.[3][4]

After his time at Richmond ended, Foley played again with West Perth. He won both the club's best and fairest and leading goal-kicker awards in the 1986 WAFL season.[5]

In 2016, he and his wife Carleen are competing contestants on the Australian reality TV series The Block.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ Devaney, John (2008). Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion. Lulu.com. ISBN 0-9556897-1-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dan Foley". AFL Tables. 
  4. ^ The Age, "Melbourne", 8 March 1985, p. 24
  5. ^ "Daniel Foley (West Perth)". WAFL Online. 
  6. ^ "Insults fly as The Block looks set to go up against Australian Survivor in a bloody reality TV war". news.com.au. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Block casts same-sex couple and oldest ever-team for Melbourne factory renovation". smh.com.au. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.