David Round

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David Round
Personal information
Full name David Round
Date of birth (1978-06-25) 25 June 1978 (age 39)
Original team(s) Strathmore/Calder Cannons
Draft Father-Son selection, 1995 AFL Draft
Height / weight 192 cm / 90 kg
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997
1998
1999–2001
2002–2003
2005–2008
Western Bulldogs
North Melbourne
Williamstown
Southport
Broadbeach
2 (0)
0 (0)
48
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Round (born 25 June 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Round, the son of former Brownlow Medal winner Barry, was drafted by the Western Bulldogs under the father-son rule.[1] He was recruited from the Calder Cannons and before that played at Strathmore.[1] A ruckman, he was aged 18 when he made his AFL debut in round three of the 1997 AFL season, against Richmond at the MCG.[2] He could only manage one kick but kept his spot in the side for the following week's fixture against Melbourne.[2] Round again struggled to have an impact, with just two hit-outs and a solitary kick.[2]

Having been delisted at the end of the season, Round was rookie listed by North Melbourne.[3] He however didn't play a senior game and ended up at Victorian Football League (VFL) club Williamstown, another of his father's former clubs. In 1999 he won Williamstown's "Best and Fairest" award but by 2001 was spending a lot of time in the reserves. He performed so well in the 2001 VFL reserves competition that he took home the Todd Medal, as the league's best player.[4]

In 2002 he moved to Queensland to join Southport and was a Grogan Medal winner in his first season.[5] He won another Grogan Medal in 2005, this time while at Broadbeach.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b c "David Round". AFL Tables. 
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  4. ^ "A. Todd Medallists - VFL". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Grogan Medal Winners - AFL Queensland". Fox Sports Pilse. Retrieved 27 November 2015.