David Bolton (Australian footballer)

David Bolton (born 13 July 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong and Sydney in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

David Bolton
Personal information
Full name David Bolton
Date of birth (1960-07-13) 13 July 1960
Original team(s) Grovedale / Woodville
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1985 Geelong 028 (11)
1986–1991 Sydney 095 (46)
Total 123 (57)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

A Geelong Under-19s player, Bolton was recruited to Woodville by coach Rodney Olsson and he performed well in his three years at the club. Bolton, who played as a wingman, joined Geelong in 1984 and made his debut in the opening game of the season.

Sydney acquired his services in 1986, the same year he represented Australia in the International Rules series against the touring Irish team. He was a member of the Sydney squad which placed second in the 1986 home and away season, only to fall away in the finals. Bolton participated in another rare finals series for the club in 1987. During his career he represented South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria at interstate football.


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