Leigh Colbert

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Leigh Colbert
Personal information
Full name Leigh Colbert
Date of birth (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 41)
Original team(s) South Bendigo
Draft 18th overall, 1992
Height / weight 192 cm / 91 kg
Position(s) Half-back / Fullback
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–1999 Geelong 105 (50)
2000–2005 Kangaroos 104 (14)
Total 209 (64)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leigh Colbert (born 7 June 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club and the Kangaroos in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

1993–1999: Geelong[edit]

He made his debut with Geelong in 1993 and became a fearless player, usually playing off half-back, but then found his way as a key position player.

He was awarded Geelong's captaincy in 1999, but did not play a game that season due to injury. The falling out between the club and Colbert caused great controversy.[1] He was traded for Cameron Mooney and draft picks that yielded, amongst others, four time All Australian and two time Best and Fairest winner Corey Enright. Mooney retired a dual premiership player with the Cats while Enright is a three time premiership player.[2]

2000–2005: Kangaroos[edit]

In 2000 Colbert moved to the Kangaroos, mostly holding up full-back or centre half-back.

In 2004 Colbert was appointed the Kangaroos delegate for the AFL Players Association (AFLPA). In 2005, Colbert announced his retirement.

Post-football career[edit]

In 2006 he joined the West Coast Eagles as one of their back-room staff. It was on a part-time basis, based in Melbourne.

Currently he is a boundary rider for Fox Sports. He also does post-match interviews and one-on-one interviews for Fox Sports AFL. Post-match interviews in the rooms include Ablett brothers. One-on-one interviews include Adam Simpson on his 250th game for the Kangaroos.

As of 2009, he is now a flying instructor at Moorabbin Flight Services in Moorabbin, Vic. He is also a pilot for an air freight service at Moorabbin airport.[3]


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