Justin Blumfield

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Justin Blumfield
Personal information
Full name Justin Blumfield
Date of birth (1977-11-24) 24 November 1977 (age 41)
Original team(s) Tuggeranong
Draft 62nd overall, 1994 AFL Draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996 – 2002 Essendon 129 (86)
2003 – 2004 Richmond 019 0(5)
Total 148 (91)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2000 Australia ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2000.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player, 2000
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Justin Blumfield (born 24 November 1977) is a former Australian rules football player of the Essendon and the Richmond Football Clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL).

His AFL career began in 1996 when he debuted for the Essendon Bombers. He was one of Essendon's consistent players in the years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Blumfield was a member of the Essendon 2000 premiership team, which defeated Melbourne in the 2000 AFL Grand Final and won a record 24 out of 25 games for the season.

At the end of 2002 he was traded to the Richmond Tigers to help Essendon meet the total player payments limit.[1] He played 19 games over two seasons before he was de-listed by them at the end of season 2004. Blumfield returned to be a playing assistant coach for Essendon's affiliated club in the Victorian Football League, the Bendigo Bombers.[2] He was made a life member of Essendon on 15 December 2010.

After retiring from football he moved to Newcastle, New South Wales to study for a Master of Business and Administration degree and work. In 2010 he joined the Cardiff Hawks in the Black Diamond Australian Football League.[3] He is the nephew of former South Melbourne player Max Blumfield.[4]

Playing statistics[edit]

[5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1996 Essendon 34 10 3 4 66 51 117 34 18 0.3 0.4 6.6 5.1 11.7 3.4 1.8
1997 Essendon 32 15 5 6 104 86 190 54 15 0.3 0.4 6.9 5.7 12.7 3.6 1.0
1998 Essendon 32 21 12 9 197 162 359 108 32 0.6 0.4 9.4 7.7 17.1 5.1 1.5
1999 Essendon 32 24 20 15 221 171 392 90 32 0.8 0.6 9.2 7.1 16.3 3.8 1.3
2000 Essendon 32 24 27 20 228 205 433 121 49 1.1 0.8 9.5 8.5 18.0 5.0 2.0
2001 Essendon 32 13 8 5 94 71 165 52 27 0.6 0.4 7.2 5.5 12.7 4.0 2.1
2002 Essendon 32 22 11 9 214 147 361 108 62 0.5 0.4 9.7 6.7 16.4 4.9 2.8
2003 Richmond 13 11 3 0 57 49 106 29 13 0.3 0.0 5.2 4.5 9.6 2.6 1.2
2004 Richmond 13 8 2 1 30 38 68 20 6 0.3 0.1 3.8 4.8 8.5 2.5 0.8
Career 148 91 69 1211 980 2191 616 254 0.6 0.5 8.2 6.6 14.8 4.2 1.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rielly, Stephen (29 October 2002). "Three Dons fall victim to veterans list ruling". The Age.
  2. ^ "Profile at Essendonfc.com.au". Archived from the original on 5 September 2012.
  3. ^ Leeson, Josh (25 March 2010). "Hawks sign Bombers star".
  4. ^ "Vale Max Blumfield". 23 September 2011. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012.
  5. ^ Justin Blumfield's player profile at AFL Tables

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