Mark Bolton

Mark Bolton (born 3 April 1979) is a retired Australian rules footballer.

Mark Bolton
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-03) 3 April 1979
Original team(s) Ringwood / Eastern U18
Debut Round 1, 29 March 1998, Essendon
vs. Richmond, at the MCG
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2007 Essendon 124 (50)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Sources: AFL Tables,

He was recruited to Essendon with pick 4 in the 1997 National Draft, via Ringwood, Victoria and Eastern U18. He made his debut in 1998 and went on to play 124 games.

He announced his retirement at the 2007 Crichton Medal Count.[1]

Mark completed his secondary education at Ringwood Secondary College and continued on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) at Swinburne University of Technology.

Mark Bolton joined University Blacks for season 2010.

Bolton is now, in 2011, the executive director of Ladder, a non-governmental organisation that enables homeless youth to find housing, jobs and pursue meaningful lives.


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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