Antoni Grover

Antoni Grover (born 11 March 1980) is an Australian rules footballer who played as a defender for the Fremantle Football Club. After being elevated from the rookie list in 1999, he made his debut in round 21 against the Sydney Swans. After this he became an important and consistent performer in his defence,[1] and also had good marking abilities (finishing fifth in the team for general and contested marks in 2005).

Antoni Grover
Personal information
Full name Antoni Grover
Date of birth (1980-03-11) 11 March 1980
Original team(s) Subiaco (WAFL)
Draft No 32, 1999 rookie draft, Fremantle
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1999–2012 Fremantle 202 (27)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2005–2007 Indigenous All-Stars 2
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

In round 4, 2003, Antoni Grover was one of seven indigenous players to represent Fremantle, the most ever to play in a single AFL team. The other indigenous players playing for Fremantle that day were Troy Cook, Jeff Farmer, Des Headland, Roger Hayden, Steven Koops and Dion Woods. This game also saw Fremantle kick its then highest ever score of 25.17 167.

Grover signed a one-year extension to his contract in October 2010 that allowed him to become one of the few Fremantle players to play 200 games for the club.[2] In 2011 he was the only Fremantle player classified as a veteran on their playing list.[3] Grover played his 200th game against North Melbourne in round 22 2011, becoming the fifth Docker and first indigenous player to play 200 games for the club.[4]

Grover announced his retirement in 2012, having played 202 games for the Fremantle Football Club.[5]


  1. Denham, Greg (23 April 2011). "Fremantle is no longer out of mind". The Australian. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011.
  2. Grover on track to double ton Archived 13 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Lower on the rise
  4. Sapienza, Joseph (16 August 2011). "Earning an AFL gig remains Docker Antoni Grover's biggest highlight". PerthNow.
  5. Chadwick, Justin (28 August 2012). "Docker Grover announces AFL retirement".
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