Josh Mahoney

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Josh Mahoney
Personal information
Full name Joshua William Paul Mahoney
Date of birth (1977-10-31) 31 October 1977 (age 39)
Original team(s) Western Jets, Williamstown
Draft 84th overall, 1996 AFL draft
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Half-forward flank
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–1998 Collingwood 19 0(8)
1999–2000 Western Bulldogs 11 0(2)
2004–2007 Port Adelaide 67 (77)
Total 97 (87)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Joshua William Paul "Josh" Mahoney (born 31 October 1977) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood, the Western Bulldogs, and Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

VFL career[edit]

Mahoney played under-18s for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup. He was undrafted in the 1995 AFL Draft, so he signed with the Williamstown Seagulls in the Victorian Football League (VFL), playing 19 games with them in 1996. After that season, Mahoney was selected by the Collingwood Football Club with one of the last picks in the 1996 AFL draft, pick 84.

AFL career[edit]

Early career (1997–2000)[edit]

Mahoney made his Australian Football League (AFL) debut with Collingwood in round 12, 1997. He was a handy small forward for the club, and was noted for his solid kicking and courage, as well as his ability to get the "hard ball". At the end of 1998, Mahoney was traded to the Western Bulldogs for Tyson Lane. He started the year in the team but due to injury fell away and did not play a game after round 12. He was delisted at the end of 2000.

VFL return (2001–2003)[edit]

After toiling away for the Bendigo Bombers in the VFL following his delisting from the Bulldogs, Mahoney continued to impress and was a prominent player in representative matches between the VFL and the South Australian National Football League. In the 2004 pre-season draft, Port Adelaide selected Mahoney with the final pick.

Port Adelaide career (2004–2007)[edit]

He was given a lifeline and the then 26-year-old was not expected to have much of an impact at AFL level. But after breaking into the side after round 6 after solid performances for Glenelg, Mahoney never lost his spot in the team in 2004. His performances across half-forward, booting 20 goals, and his defensive pressure was important, with the journeyman winning a premiership medallion in Port Adelaide's 2004 flag-winning side. Mahoney played well in 2006, winning the Power's leading goalkicker award with 29 goals and earning himself a promotion to the onfield leadership group for season 2007. Late in 2007 Mahoney announced his retirement from the AFL, having played 97 AFL games.

Coaching career (2008–present)[edit]

Mahoney was picked up as an assistant coach of the Melbourne Football Club for 2008. He specialised in coaching Melbourne's forward line. In September 2011, Mahoney was appointed Melbourne's Football Operations Manager, serving under Cameron Schwab and new CEO Peter Jackson.

Playing statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1997 Collingwood 8 8 4 3 41 30 71 14 15 0.5 0.4 5.1 3.8 8.9 1.8 1.9
1998 Collingwood 8 11 4 4 75 45 120 23 22 0.4 0.4 6.8 4.1 10.9 2.1 2.0
1999 Western Bulldogs 13 7 0 0 48 29 77 28 4 0.0 0.0 6.9 4.1 11.0 4.0 0.6
2000 Western Bulldogs 13 4 2 5 12 17 29 8 2 0.5 1.3 3.0 4.3 7.3 2.0 0.5
2004 Port Adelaide 22 19 20 14 128 96 224 69 30 1.1 0.7 6.7 5.1 11.8 3.6 1.6
2005 Port Adelaide 22 18 24 8 110 75 185 65 24 1.3 0.4 6.1 4.2 10.3 3.6 1.3
2006 Port Adelaide 22 22 29 10 193 99 292 106 41 1.3 0.5 8.8 4.5 13.3 4.8 1.9
2007 Port Adelaide 22 8 4 8 55 47 102 31 15 0.5 1.0 6.9 5.9 12.8 3.9 1.9
Career 97 87 52 662 438 1100 344 153 0.9 0.5 6.8 4.5 11.3 3.5 1.6

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