Michael Osborne (footballer)
Michael Osborne (born 29 July 1982) is a retired Australian rules footballer who served as a development coach with the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League(AFL). in 2014 and 2015 before opening The Australian Rules Football College (ARFC) with premiership teammate Brad Sewell.
|Full name||Michael Osborne|
|Date of birth||29 July 1982|
|Original team(s)||Labrador (QAFL)|
No. 11, 2001 Rookie Draft, Hawthorn|
No. 23, 2003 Rookie Draft, Hawthorn, No. 70 2012 AFL Draft Hawthorn
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
In 2016, he was assistant coach at Balwyn in the EFL where the club won their 4th premiership in 5 years under the tenure of Daniel Donati.
Recruited from Labrador, Queensland, Osborne debuted for Hawthorn Football Club in 2001 after being elevated from the rookie list. While only playing three games in his first two seasons, since 2003 Osborne was a regular selection when not injured. A versatile player Osborne could play as a small defender, midfielder or forward. In 2005, he was awarded the club's 'defensive pursuits player of the year'. In 2008 Osborne played in 20 of the 22 home-and-away games, and was part of Hawthorn's premiership team and finished 5th in the Peter Crimmins Medal.
Osborne suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Round 7 of the 2012 season. He was delisted at the end of the 2012 season, but was redrafted with pick 70 in 2012 draft. Hawthorn recruitment manager Graeme Wright said: "It's great to have 'Ossie' back on the list officially. He was very gracious in helping us from a list management point of view. We were able to get Jonathan Simpkin onto the list as a delisted free agent by delisting 'Ossie'."
He played 5 senior games in 2013, spending most of the season with Hawthorn's affiliate VFL side Box Hill. He is the only player to play in two top division Box Hill premiership sides (2001 and 2013).
Immediately after his playing days were over, he joined Carlton as a development coach on 27 November 2013.
In March 2016, Osborne, along with ex-teammate Brad Sewell, launched the Australian Rules Football College. Based in North Melbourne, and based on a US college model, the Australian Rules Football College focuses on developing the football skills of their students, whilst also placing an emphasis on education, through offering certificates in health, personal training, massage, leadership, management and diplomas in business.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "2015 Coaching Panel". carltonfc.com.au. Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- Macgugan, Mark (23 November 2012). "Osborne back in the nest". hawthornfc.com.au. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- King, Travis. "Ex-Hawks Sewell, Osborne launch new footy college". Australian Football League. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- Green, Warwick. "FORMER HAWKS ARE ALL ABOUT CLASS". AFL Players Association. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- Michael Osborne's player profile at AFL Tables