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Key Facts

Full name
David Welsby

Known as
David Welsby

25 November 1969 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 133d
Last game: 20y 252d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Sturt; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 34

David Welsby

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SturtSANFL1987-1989, 1991-199285220.26

AFL: 10,100th player to appear, 11,873rd most games played, 9,450th most goals kickedGeelong: 887th player to appear, 1,013th most games played, 794th most goals kicked

After working his way up through the ranks at Sturt David Welsby made his senior league debut in 1987. Drafted by Geelong in 1988, he did not cross over until two years later, but after only managing a couple of senior AFL appearances for the season he returned home. His Sturt career comprised 85 SANFL games from 1987 to 1989 and in 1991-2. He booted 22 goals. Welsby played most of his football at full back, a position which ensured he was often in the thick of the action given Sturt’s generally lamentable record during his career.

Author - John Devaney


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