Relton Roberts

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Relton Roberts
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 32)
Original team(s) Euroa (GVFL)
Arnhem Crows (KDFL)
Wanderers (NTFL)
NT Thunder (QAFL)
Debut 25 March 2010, Richmond
vs. Carlton, at MCG
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010 Richmond 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Relton Roberts (born 1 March 1986) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Born in Ngukurr, Northern Territory, Roberts played for a number of teams, including the Arnhem Crows in the Katherine District Football League (KDFL), Wanderers Football Club in the Darwin-based Northern Territory Football League (NTFL), NT Thunder in the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) and Euroa Football Club in the northern Victorian-based Goulburn Valley Football League (GVFL).

Roberts was drafted by Richmond in the third round of the 2010 Rookie Draft and made his senior AFL debut against Carlton in round 1 of the 2010 AFL season.[1] He would play only once more for Richmond, when he was knocked out[2] and after playing a handful of matches for Richmond's Victorian Football League (VFL) affiliate Coburg Football Club, where he was in trouble for breaking a night curfew and warned for eating a hamburger before a match,[2] Roberts returned to the Northern Territory, citing homesickness.

Roberts began the 2010/11 NTFL season with Wanderers but was dropped to their reserves side after some poor performances before making a return to the senior side late in the season.[2] Roberts was recruited for the 2012 season to Walla Walla Football Club in the southern New South Wales based Hume Football League.[3] In 2014, Roberts turned out for Ouyen United in the Mallee Football League in north-west Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bourchier, Daniel (26 March 2010), "NT's Roberts has dream run on AFL debut", Northern Territory News
  2. ^ a b c Morris, G. "Former Richmond rookie Relton Roberts to light up Top End", Northern Territory News, 9 February 2011, p. 35.
  3. ^ McNichol, A. "We of the Walla Walla", The Sunday Age, 15 July 2012, p. 14 Sports supplement.

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