Sam Darley

Sam Darley (born 15 February 1993) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants and Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was one of the Greater Western Sydney's underage recruits. Darley made his debut in round 8, 2012, against Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.[1]

Sam Darley
Darley captaining Richmond at the 2017 VFL grand final
Personal information
Full name Sam Darley
Date of birth (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993
Original team(s) North Hobart (TFL)
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2013 Greater Western Sydney 13 (1)
2014–2015 Western Bulldogs 07 (1)
Total 20 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2015.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

On 25 October 2013, Darley was traded to the Western Bulldogs for pick 78.[2] He played his first match for the Western Bulldogs in round 15, 2014 against Melbourne. The Bulldogs defeated the Demons by 6 points, marking Darley's first win at AFL level. He played a further four games in 2014, kicking his first goal for the Bulldogs against St Kilda in round 20.

He was delisted at the conclusion of the 2015 AFL season.[3]

Darley later began playing with the Richmond Football Club's reserves side in the VFL, where he captained the team to the 2017 grand final.

Darley returned to the North Hobart Football Club for the 2019 TSL season.[4]


  1. "Dream turns to reality with a hero at the helm". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. "Young Giant set to join Bulldogs". 25 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  3. "Club names list changes". Bigpond. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  4. "North Hobart's Star Signing Cleared To Play". 28 March 2019.

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