Tom Nicholls

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Tom Nicholls
Personal information
Full name Tom Nicholls
Date of birth (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Yarrawonga, Victoria
Original team(s) Sandringham (TAC Cup)
Draft Underage recruit, Gold Coast
Height / weight 203cm / 102kg[1]
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Gold Coast
Number 22
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Gold Coast 45 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Tom Nicholls is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was one of the club's underage recruits, and played in the Gold Coast's first season. Nicholls made his debut in Round 8 of the 2011 AFL season, against Adelaide. During that game he played against his girlfriend's brother, Kurt Tippett.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nicholls was born in Yarrawonga in country Victoria to a Fijian mother and an Australian father. He completed his high school studies at St Kevin's College in Melbourne.

Junior football[edit]

Nicholls began playing his junior football for the Cheltenham Junior Football Club in Melbourne. He later moved to the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup for the 2009 season. At the completion of the 2009 season, Nicholls signed for the newly formed GC17 team that would compete in the VFL for the 2010 season.

AFL career[edit]

Nicholls made his AFL debut for the Gold Coast Suns against the Adelaide Crows in Round 8 of the 2011 AFL season. A knee injury kept him out of the team for the rest of the 2011 season.

Nicholls was the Round 16 nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star award.[3]

He was selected as the ruckman in the AFL Players' Association's inaugural 22under22 team.[4]


  1. ^ "Tom Nicholls". Gold Coast Football Club. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Smart, Nick (13 May 2011). "Suns' Nicholls eager to make AFL debut". 
  3. ^ Rising star nod for multicultural Sun
  4. ^ McInerney, Sam. "2013 22under22 Team Announced". AFL Players' Association. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

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