Josh Cowan

Joshua Cowan (born 16 March 1991) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A versatile player, he is able to play in the midfield as well as on the half-back line.

Josh Cowan
Personal information
Full name Joshua Cowan
Date of birth (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991
Original team(s) Daylesford (CHFL)
St Patrick's College, Ballarat
North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 56, 2009 national draft
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Position(s) Midfield / half-back[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20102017 Geelong 16 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Schooling life

Cowan's school life began at Daylesford Primary School where he established himself as an avid sportsman, during this time he joined Daylesford Football Club. He moved on to Daylesford Secondary College where he continued to excel at sports. At the beginning of year 11 Josh moved from Daylesford Secondary College to St Patrick's College, Ballarat a catholic school in Ballarat, Victoria. it was here that he joined the 1st XVIII, a highly successful team that lost in the grand final of the herald sun shield.[2] Whilst at St Patrick's College, Ballarat Josh was recruited by TAC Cup club the North Ballarat Rebels.[3]

Early life

Cowan grew up in and played his junior football for Daylesford, Victoria. Cowan represented Victoria Country at the AFL Under 18 Championships in 2009, and averaged 20 disposals in the TAC Cup in 2009.[1] He is known as being a smart midfielder with great ball-winning ability, composure, decision-making skills and effective disposal and is strong overhead for his size.[1]

AFL career

Cowan was drafted by the Geelong Football Club with their fifth selection, and was the fifty-sixth overall draft pick in the 2009 AFL Draft. Cowan made his debut in round 10 of the 2011 season against Gold Coast[4] coming on in the third quarter as a substitute and finishing with 9 possessions, 5 marks, 2 tackles and a goal.[1]


Statistics are correct to end of 2011 season. Averages are in brackets.[5]
Season Team # Games Disposals Kicks Handballs Marks Tackles Goals Behinds
2010 Geelong 41
2011 Geelong 18 3 30 (10.0) 14 (4.7) 16 (5.3) 10 (3.3) 8 (2.7) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)
Career totals 3 30 (10.0) 14 (4.7) 16 (5.3) 10 (3.3) 8 (2.7) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)


  1. Geelong Football Club, 'Profile'
  3. Walsh, Courtney (28 November 2009). "Geelong's pick in the AFL draft, Josh Cowan, is hoping to reward his mentor's enthusiam [sic]". The Australian. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. Wade, Nick (28 May 2011). "Another class graduates". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  5. "Josh Cowan of the Geelong Cats Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 28 September 2011.
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