Troy Bond

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Troy Bond
Personal information
Full name Troy Bond
Date of birth (1973-07-14) 14 July 1973 (age 43)
Original team(s) Port Adelaide
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–1995 Carlton 36 (26)
1996–1999 Adelaide 58 (51)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Troy Bond (born 14 July 1973) is a premiership winning player, former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL).

AFL career[edit]

Carlton career (1994–1995)[edit]

He started his career at the Carlton Football Club in 1994, where he played 36 games and kicked 26 goals. He played fifteen games in their record-breaking premiership year in 1995. but was dropped for the Grand Final. Bond traveled home to Adelaide on the day before the big game without saying a word to coach David Parkin or his teammates.

Adelaide career (1996–1999)[edit]

He was traded to Adelaide at the end of the 1995 season. He played 58 games and kicked 63 goals. He played in the 1997 premiership, kicking four goals in the grand final win. Bond struggled with hamstring injuries in the 1998 season and only managed 10 games and missed out on the chance to play in back to back premierships due to a shoulder reconstruction. Bond yet again only played 10 games in an injury affected 1999 season. In the first pre season with Gary Ayres as coach, Bond got as fit as he had ever been in preparation for playing in the midfield, however a hip injury ended his 94 AFL game career.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bond's younger brother Shane also played AFL football, for the West Coast Eagles and Port Adelaide Football Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where are they now? Troy Bond". Adelaide Football Club.