Tom Bellchambers

Thomas Bellchambers (born 9 July 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He played for the Tasmanian Devils in the TAC Cup, and was drafted with pick 8 in the 2007 pre-season draft. He made his debut against Hawthorn in Round 11 of the 2008 AFL season.

Tom Bellchambers
Bellchambers playing for Essendon in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Thomas Bellchambers
Date of birth (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989
Place of birth Launceston, Tasmania
Original team(s) Tasmanian Devils (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 8, 2007 pre-season draft
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman / Forward
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 2
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Essendon 129 (76)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Bellchambers, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his team-mates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal,[1] but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension and missed the entire 2016 AFL season.[2]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of 2019 season[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2008 Essendon4430071724860.00.02.35.78.02.72.0
2009 Essendon446121125361580.20.31.84.26.02.51.3
2010 Essendon445122124452380.20.44.24.89.04.61.6
2011 Essendon441382687214044180.60.25.25.510.83.41.4
2012 Essendon441610101137318677210.60.67.14.611.64.81.3
2013 Essendon21828111137218572231.60.66.34.010.34.01.3
2014 Essendon283541337429140.40.65.14.19.23.61.8
2015 Essendon2102252469836150.20.25.24.69.83.61.5
2017 Essendon21494866515155380.60.36.24.610.83.92.7
2018 Essendon220881389122974290.40.46.94.611.53.71.5
2019 Essendon216641057518052300.40.36.64.711.33.31.9
Career 129 76 50 755 593 1348 485 210 0.6 0.4 5.9 4.6 10.5 3.8 1.6

References

  1. Twomey, Callum (31 March 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. "Tom Bellchambers statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
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