Mitchell Wallis (born 24 October 1992) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is the son of former Bulldogs legend Stephen Wallis.
Wallis in August 2018
|Full name||Mitchell Wallis|
|Date of birth||24 October 1992|
|Original team(s)||Calder Cannons (TAC Cup) St.Bernards (WRFL)|
|Draft||No. 22 (F/S), 2010 national draft|
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (13 st 5 lb; 187 lb)|
|Position(s)||Midfielder / Forward|
|Current club||Western Bulldogs|
|2011–||Western Bulldogs||123 (68)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Melbourne, Victoria, and graduating from St Kevin's College, Toorak in 2010, Wallis was drafted to the Bulldogs from the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup with the 22nd selection in the 2010 AFL Draft as a father-son selection, after Port Adelaide nominated their intention to draft him with first-round pick (pick 16) if available.
He captained Vic Metro in the 2010 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, where he averaged 28 disposals at 83 per cent efficiency in three matches before being injured. He is close friend of Diamond, his superfan. He also captained his school's (St Kevin's College) First XVIII team, and represented them at the APS vs AGS representative game.
In the 2010 TAC Cup Grand Final, he had 47 disposals and was awarded best on ground, in the Cannons 58 point defeat of Gippsland Power.
He made his AFL debut for the Bulldogs in Round 5 against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium, as the substitute player, replacing Tom Williams at three-quarter time. In round 4 of the 2012 AFL season Wallis was rewarded with a nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star.
On 23 July 2016 Wallis suffered a sickening leg injury in which he kicked the lower part of his left leg with his right foot while being tackled by Shane Savage midway through the final quarter of the Western Bulldogs' 15-point loss to St Kilda, causing both the tibia and fibia to break. The injury ended his season, and he subsequently missed out on the club's premiership win in October.
Honours and achievements
- 'Dogs secure Wallis, Liberatore
- Draft combine: medium midfielders
- Wallis Impresses with 47-touch TAC Cup GF
- Lower leaves it late for Freo Archived 27 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Holmesby, Luke. "Son of a 'Scray". AFL BigPond Network. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- Higgins, Ben; Rendall, Michael; Salemme, Kate (24 July 2016). "Mitch Wallis suffers broken leg, Jack Redpath, Dale Morris also injured for Western Bulldogs". Herald Sun. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mitch Wallis.|
- Mitch Wallis's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs
- Mitch Wallis's playing statistics from AFL Tables