Tom Couch

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Tom Couch
Personal information
Full name Thomas Couch
Date of birth (1988-06-17) 17 June 1988 (age 29)
Original team(s) Geelong (VFL)
Draft No. 24, 2012 Rookie Draft, Melbourne
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club North Launceston (TSL)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2013 Melbourne 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
Career highlights
  • 2012 Gardiner Clark Medal
Sources: AFL Tables,

Thomas "Tom" Couch (born 17 June 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player currently playing for the North Launceston (TSL) team.[1] He previously played three games in two seasons for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) but was delisted at the end of the 2013 season.[2]

Couch was recruited by Melbourne in the 2012 Rookie Draft with pick number 24. He made his debut in round 16, 2012, against Fremantle at Docklands Stadium. While playing with the Casey Scorpions (Melbourne reserves) in 2012, Couch won the Gardiner Clark Medal as the Casey Scorpions best and fairest for the season.[3] Couch also came second in the 2012 Liston Trophy.[4]

Couch was appointed playing coach of North Launceston in the TSL for the 2017 season.[5]

Couch is the son of Brownlow Medal winner Paul Couch.[6]


  1. ^ Paton, Al (4 January 2014). "Axed, retired AFL players to line up interstate, in bush and in suburbs in 2014". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (11 September 2013). "Melbourne cleanout begins with five players delisted". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ McGrath, Brad (9 October 2012). "VFL: Scorps medal goes to Couch". Casey Weekly. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Burgan, Matt (13 September 2012). "McKenzie wins third Coach's Award". Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Couch Excited by Bombers Job
  6. ^ Wade, Nick (12 July 2012). "Perseverance pays off for Melbourne rookie Tom Couch". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 

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