Nick Stone (footballer, born 1981)

Nick Stone (born 1 October 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn and St Kilda in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Nick Stone
Personal information
Full name Nick Stone
Date of birth (1981-10-01) 1 October 1981
Original team(s) Prahran Dragons

82nd, 1999 AFL Draft to Collingwood
44th, 2002 Rookie Draft to Hawthorn

22nd, 2004 Rookie Draft to St Kilda
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2001 Collingwood 0 (0)
2002–2003 Hawthorn 17 (0)
2004–2005 St Kilda 3 (0)
Total 20 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Stone, originally from Wesley College, was recruited by Collingwood from the Prahran Dragons late in the 1999 AFL Draft.[1] He never played a senior game for Collingwood and in 2001 he was rookie listed by Hawthorn.[2] He only played 17 games for Hawthorn, largely on the bench, over two seasons, before he was again delisted, and again rookie listed, this time by St Kilda with the 2004 Rookie Draft.[3]

He played two games for St Kilda towards the end of the 2004 season, which saw him be elevated to their senior list for 2005,[4] but after only played one game in 2005 he was delisted at the end of the year.[5]

Nick went on to move to New York City in 2010 and work in corporate finance. During that time he founded Bluestone Lane, a chain of Aussie-style coffee shops and cafes. As of 2017 Bluestone Lane had more than 30 locations and are expected to grow even larger.[6]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 725. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. Lovett, Michael, ed. (2010). AFL Record Season Guide 2010. pp. 476–478. ISBN 978-0-9806274-5-9.
  3. Connolly, Rohan (17 December 2003). "Some left behind after musical chairs at the AFL draft table". The Age. Archived from the original on 5 February 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  4. "Saints hold on to Knobel and Blake".
  5. "Player list updates".
  6. Waters, Cara. "How Nick Stone built a $20 million business selling Australian coffee to New York". MSN Money. Microsoft. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
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