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|Full name||Jude Bolton|
|Date of birth||15 March 1980|
|Original team(s)||Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||#8, 1998 National Draft, Sydney|
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Bolton played his first senior game for Sydney against Carlton in round 12 of the 1999 season and received a Rising Star Award nomination the following year. By 2001, he was a regular member of the team and went on to represent Australia in the International Rules series in 2004.
On Saturday, 9 April 2011, Bolton laid an AFL-record 19 tackles in a match, playing an integral role in victory over the West Coast Eagles. In the Second Semi-final, he set the new record for the most tackles lain in a VFL/AFL career, surpassing former captain Brett Kirk's tally of 1278 career tackles. His final career total was 1490 tackles, which was the record until surpassed by Lenny Hayes late in 2014.
On 26 August 2013, Bolton announced he would retire at the conclusion of the 2013 season. He played his last game in Sydney's preliminary final loss to Fremantle on 21 September and scored his final goal for the Swans.
In December 2013 Bolton is a crew member aboard racing supermaxi yacht Perpetual Loyal in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, with his other celebrity crew members, Karl Stefanovic, Larry Emdur, Tom Slingsby, Phil Waugh and Guillaume Brahimi.
He is currently seen as a boundary rider for the Seven Network's coverage of AFL matches.
He appeared as a contestant on the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars paired with professional dancer Dianne Buswell. Jude's wife, Lynette, competed against Jude. On 16 August 2015, Jude and Dianne were eliminated, coming in seventh place. Jude was eliminated one week after Lynette.
He is unrelated to former Swans teammate Craig Bolton. His wife Lynette Bolton starred in WAG Nation, a reality show that documented the lives of five wives and girlfriends of Australian sportsmen. Bolton has two daughters. 
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "Player Totals". AFL Tables. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- AFL clubs send tackle counts skyward
- Jude Bolton announces retirement
- "Sydney to Hobart 2013". Perpetual. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Brennan, Bella (19 June 2015). "The full cast of Dancing With The Stars has been revealed!". Woman's Day. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- Cronin, Seanna (5 July 2015). "2015 Dancing With The Stars cast confirmed". News Mail. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Longhetti, Chloe-Lee (16 August 2015). "'It's been amazing!' Jude Bolton is eliminated from Dancing With The Stars after Viennese waltz lands him in the dance off". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Beveridge, Riley. "Your AFL club's most famous supporters, from Barack Obama to Cam Newton". Fox Sports. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Jude Bolton's player profile at AFL Tables
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