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Key Facts

Full name
Shane Bond

Known as
Shane Bond

9 July 1975 (age 47)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 260d
Last game: 24y 324d

Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
West Coast; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 20
Port Adelaide: 5

Recruited from
West Coast (1997)

Family links
Troy Bond (Brother)

Shane Bond

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastAFL1994-199634200.5971%
Port AdelaideAFL1997-200057110.1944%9.426.213.5613

AFL: 10,465th player to appear, 2,627th most games played, 2,885th most goals kickedWest Coast: 87th player to appear, 132nd most games played, 111th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 1st player to appear, 83rd most games played, 103rd most goals kicked

Taken by West Coast at pick 21 in the 1992 National Draft Shane Bond remained with his original club Port Adelaide in 1993 before crossing the Nullarbor the following year. He enjoyed a highly promising debut season with the Eagles, winning their best first year player award, and playing in their grand final win over Geelong, to which he contributed a couple of goals as a crumbing forward.

Thereafter, however, Bond did not really kick on, and he spent much of the next two seasons playing for East Perth in the local competition. In 1997 he was part of a complex trade arrangement which saw him heading back to Port Adelaide, which was to take its bows on the national stage that year. He spent the next four seasons with the Power, playing 57 games and kicking 11 goals to add to the 34 games and 20 goals registered with West Coast. During his time at Port, he made a solid contribution for the most part, running off half back, but he also began suffering injury problems, mainly to his knee, which ultimately led to his premature retirement as a player at the age of just 25.

Author - John Devaney


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