Adam Tomlinson (born 10 August 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by Greater Western Sydney with their seventh selection and ninth overall in the 2011 national draft. He made his debut in the sixty-three point loss against Sydney at ANZ Stadium in Greater Western Sydney's inaugural match in round one.
Tomlinson playing for Greater Western Sydney in April 2018
|Full name||Adam Tomlinson|
|Date of birth||10 August 1993|
|Original team(s)||Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||No. 9, 2011 national draft|
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|2012–2019||Greater Western Sydney||139 (35)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
In his second season, he was the round 17 nominee for the AFL Rising Star where he recorded twenty-three disposals, nine marks, four tackles and a goal in the thirty-nine point loss against Essendon at Škoda Stadium. He was educated at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Victoria.
Tomlinson had to wait until round 19, 2013, to experience his first win in an AFL match, when the Greater Western Sydney Giants defeated Melbourne by 37 points. His 21 match-wait for a maiden win is currently the longest of any current player in the AFL.
At the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season, following his first grand final appearance, Tomlinson moved to Melbourne as a free agent.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
|2012||Greater Western Sydney||20||9||2||1||56||43||99||31||16||0.2||0.1||6.2||4.8||11.0||3.4||1.8||0|
|2013||Greater Western Sydney||20||17||5||6||179||89||268||127||27||0.3||0.4||6.6||5.2||11.8||7.5||1.6||0|
|2014||Greater Western Sydney||20||19||8||6||181||126||307||127||47||0.4||0.3||9.5||6.7||16.2||6.7||2.5||0|
|2015||Greater Western Sydney||20||8||2||3||70||40||110||50||13||0.3||0.4||8.8||5.0||13.8||6.3||1.6||0|
|2016||Greater Western Sydney||20||14||1||3||110||70||180||66||21||0.1||0.2||7.9||5.0||12.9||4.7||1.5||0|
|2017||Greater Western Sydney||20||24||1||0||227||103||330||119||39||0.0||0.0||9.5||4.3||13.8||5.0||1.6||0|
|2018||Greater Western Sydney||20||24||12||4||255||144||399||129||63||0.5||0.2||10.6||6.0||16.6||5.4||2.6||0|
|2019||Greater Western Sydney||20||24||4||3||263||145||408||149||64||0.2||0.1||11.0||6.0||17.0||6.2||2.7||0|
- Forsaith, Rob (24 November 2011). "Greater Western Sydney's star-studded draft class vow to share the load in the Giants' inaugural season". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Cordy, Neil (23 March 2012). "GWS coach Kevin Sheedy bloods 17 for opener". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Davidson, Ryan (23 July 2013). "Riewoldt's journey inspires rising Giant Tomlinson". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Quayle, Emma (14 November 2011). "Mates of six years may team up again in Sydney's west". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- "Miscellaneous Player Records". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- "Adam Tomlinson". AFL Tables. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Adam Tomlinson.|
- Adam Tomlinson's profile on the official website of the Greater Western Sydney Giants
- Adam Tomlinson's playing statistics from AFL Tables