Troy Bond

Troy Bond (born 14 July 1973) is a premiership winning, former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Troy Bond
Personal information
Full name Troy Bond
Date of birth (1973-07-14) 14 July 1973
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991-1993, 1997-2000 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 59 (54)
1994–1995 Carlton 36 (26)
1996–1999 Adelaide 58 (51)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

Carlton career (1994–1995)

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Port Adelaide, Bond started his AFL career at the Carlton Football Club in 1994, where he played 36 games and kicked 26 goals. He played fifteen games in their record-breaking premiership year in 1995 but was dropped for the Grand Final. Bond travelled home to Adelaide on the day before the big game without saying a word to coach David Parkin or his teammates.

Adelaide career (1996–1999)

Bond was traded to Adelaide at the end of the 1995 season. He had a magnificent 1997 finals series, kicking 10 goals, including four goals in the grand final win. Bond struggled with hamstring injuries in the 1998 AFL season and only managed 10 games and missed out on the chance to play in back to back premierships due to a shoulder reconstruction. Bond yet again only played 10 games in an injury affected 1999 AFL season. In the first pre season with Gary Ayres as coach, Bond got as fit as he had ever been in preparation for playing in the midfield, however a hip injury ended his 94 AFL game career.[1] He played 58 games and kicked 63 goals for the Crows.

Statistics

[2]
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)
1994 Carlton 82125151377321042251.20.76.53.510.02.01.2
1995 Carlton 81511188341222570.10.75.92.38.11.70.5
1996 Adelaide 1820141223412035474210.70.611.76.017.73.71.1
1997 Adelaide 18182091498022955331.10.58.34.412.73.11.8
1998 Adelaide 181083713110226110.80.37.13.110.22.61.1
1999 Adelaide 18109774321062660.90.77.43.210.62.60.6
Career 94 77 57 753 370 1123 248 103 0.8 0.6 8.0 3.9 11.9 2.6 1.1

Personal life

Bond's younger brother Shane also played AFL football, for the West Coast Eagles and Port Adelaide Football Club.

References

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