David Twomey

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David Twomey
Personal information
Full name David Twomey
Date of birth (1961-02-21) 21 February 1961 (age 56)
Original team(s) Ivanhoe Amateurs
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1985 Collingwood 63 (14)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Twomey (born 21 February 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A member of Collingwood's famous Twomey family, David is the grandson of Bill Twomey senior and nephew of 1953 premiership players Bill, Mick and Pat.[1]

He was recruited to Collingwood from Ivanhoe Amateurs and played his football mostly as a half back flanker.[2] Despite appearing in the 1980 Preliminary Final win, Twomey was omitted from the Grand Final team for Ricky Barham. He did however get to play in the 1981 VFL Grand Final, performing well in a losing side. The 1981 season, was along with 1984, the only time he was able to put together regular appearances. His efforts in 1984 earned him six Brownlow Medal votes, which was the equal second most by a Collingwood player that year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ "David Twomey (Collingwood)". Fullpointsfooty. 
  3. ^ "David Twomey". AFL Tables.