Swallow in June 2017
|Full name||David Swallow|
|Date of birth||19 November 1992|
|Original team(s)||East Fremantle (WAFL)|
|Draft||#1, 2010 National Draft, Gold Coast|
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|Current club||Gold Coast|
|2011–||Gold Coast||97 (50)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
David Swallow (born 19 November 1992) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was the number one draft pick in the 2010 AFL Draft.
In 2010, despite not yet being drafted by an AFL team, the Gold Coast Suns were permitted to allow Swallow to play with the side in the VFL. This meant that the club were enforced to select Swallow before another team had a pick in the draft (a minimum of pick 3). However, it was widely assumed that Swallow would be taken with the 1st overall pick of the 2010 Draft, which was confirmed on 19 November.
Swallow played his junior football at Rossmoyne Junior Football Club (Rossmoyne Raiders). He was named on the half-back line of the 2009 Under-18 All Australian team as a 16-year-old. Swallow was also awarded the Larke Medal as the Under 18 Competition's best player. When he was younger he attended Shelley Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School.
Swallow was part of the inaugural Gold Coast Suns team which played against Carlton in round 2 of the 2011 AFL season. He was also part of the first victory against Port Adelaide in round 5. After a 21-possession, 2-goal performance against the Western Bulldogs in round 14, Swallow was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.
- Statistics are correct to round 11, 2014
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "Gold Coast SUNS outstanding results at the 2010 NAB Draft". Gold Coast FC. 18 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
- West Australian Swallow joins Gold Coast Football Club Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- How the Coasters enticed a Swallow to take flight
- Gold Coast snaps up David Swallow
- WA dominates All-Australian side Archived 5 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- Swallow, Hooper 2009 Larke Medallists
- "Ablett dethroned: Young Sun a club champ". AustralianFootball.com. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
- David Swallow's player profile at AFL Tables
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