Malcolm Lynch

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Malcolm Lynch
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Lynch
Date of birth (1988-03-16) 16 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory
Original team(s) St Ignatius' College, Riverview (NSW)
Draft No. 46, 2011 Pre-season Draft, North Melbourne
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007 Western Bulldogs 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Malcolm Lynch (born 16 March 1988) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played with the North Melbourne Football Club and the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, Lynch played football in the Northern Territory until he won a scholarship and attended St Ignatius' College, Riverview in Sydney. In 2006 Lynch represented the "Flying Boomerangs", Australia's Indigenous youth team, on a tour of South Africa, including a match against the South African Buffaloes, South Africa's national Australian rules team.[1]

Lynch was selected at number 66 overall by the Western Bulldogs at the 2007 AFL Draft and following some impressive displays with the Bulldogs's Victorian Football League (VFL) affiliate Williamstown Football Club, made his AFL debut in round 12 2007 against the Fremantle Dockers. After two senior games with the Bulldogs Lynch was delisted at the end of the 2009 AFL season.

In 2010 Lynch became the first Indigenous Australian to set foot on Antarctica.[2]

In 2012 Lynch was given a second chance at the AFL when he was drafted at 46 by North Melbourne at the 2012 Rookie Draft[2] but after failing to play a senior match was delisted at the end of the 2012 AFL season.[3]


  1. ^ AFL Record. Round 9, 2008. pg 12
  2. ^ a b Bowen, Nick. "Lynch Receives Second Chance at Roos". AFL Victoria. Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Siracusa, Claire. "Kangaroos delist three". WA Today. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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