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Key Facts

Full name
Nathan Bower

Known as
Nathan Bower

8 June 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 84d
Last game: 26y 69d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 56, 22

Recruited from
Mildura (1991)

Family links
Brendan Bower (Brother)Darren Bower (Brother)

Nathan Bower

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,277th player to appear, 3,199th most games played, 3,496th most goals kickedRichmond: 941st player to appear, 227th most games played, 285th most goals kicked

A wingman and half forward flanker, Nathan Bower boasted plenty of pace and skill and was a very good kick on the run. He joined Richmond from Mildura and went on to play 74 AFL games and kick 22 goals from 1991 to 1998. He enjoyed a particularly impressive season in 1995 when he performed consistently throughout and was an important contributor to the Tigers’ highly promising, but ultimately failed, finals campaign. After leaving Richmond in 1999 he was appointed captain-coach of Bendigo Diggers in the VFL, but the side endured a horror year which resulted in a wooden spoon.

Author - John Devaney


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