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Get To Know: Josh Dunkley

Josh Dunkley answers the tough questions for the AFL Record

4:54pm  Apr 24, 2018

Dunkley building his foundations off-field

Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley stepped into the role of Community Foundation Ambassador earlier this year

6:00am  Jan 7, 2018

Numbers’ up for Dunkley, Young

Young Bulldogs Lewis Young and Josh Dunkley have inherited new guernsey numbers for season 2018.

7:00am  Dec 6, 2017

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Josh
Dunkley

Height
190 cm
DOB
09-01-1997
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
19
Career
43
Goals
2018
11
Career
25
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1820
Avg
96
JoshDunkley

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Sale/Gippsland (U18)
Debut: Rd1, 2016 (Fremantle)
Recruited from: Gippsland (U18)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Recruited from the Gippsland Power, Josh Dunkley is a strong and courageous tall midfielder who is a prolific ball winner and a smart user of the ball.

Is a very good mark overhead and can impact games as a forward. Outstanding leadership ability, and desire to compete at all times is a highlight.

Injury interrupted his top age year of U18 football in 2015, but before that had an exceptional junior career.



Dunkley is a contested weapon, with bucket loads of courage and excellent leadership potential. Clutch player who relishes big moments in games. 




In an outstanding debut season, Dunkley played 17 games, and received a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in Round 20.

Dunkley was the youngest member of the Western Bulldogs' 2016 AFL Premiership side.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 11.7
    • Disposals 21.9
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 95.8

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Richmond Rd 23
Handballs 23 Carlton Rd 22
Disposals 36 Carlton Rd 22
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 3
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Tackles 12 Port Adelaide Rd 19
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 132 Carlton Rd 22

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 133 - 51 9 7 16 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 88
2 West Coast Eagles L 70 - 121 9 4 13 7 0 1 2 3 2 2 77
3 Essendon W 104 - 83 12 5 17 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 89
4 Sydney Swans L 79 - 86 11 11 22 9 3 0 0 7 0 4 117
5 Fremantle L 108 - 54 5 4 9 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 41
6 Carlton W 80 - 59 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 71
7 Gold Coast Suns W 81 - 72 11 8 19 4 0 2 2 9 1 0 99
8 Brisbane Lions W 107 - 93 10 9 19 2 3 3 0 7 1 1 95
9 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 26 6 6 12 3 0 0 1 5 0 1 57
10 Collingwood L 90 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Melbourne L 51 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 132 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne L 75 - 77 7 8 15 5 0 1 1 6 0 0 74
15 Geelong Cats W 103 - 101 12 15 27 3 0 0 1 7 2 0 112
16 Hawthorn L 59 - 122 11 12 23 6 0 0 2 10 0 0 109
17 Melbourne L 119 - 69 9 21 30 4 0 1 0 4 0 1 99
18 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 46 10 19 29 4 0 2 1 6 0 1 104
19 Port Adelaide L 34 - 78 13 14 27 1 0 1 1 12 0 0 116
20 St Kilda W 68 - 103 12 21 33 6 0 2 0 7 0 1 127
21 North Melbourne W 85 - 92 12 14 26 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 96
22 Carlton W 49 - 66 13 23 36 7 0 2 1 6 0 3 132
23 Richmond L 98 - 95 14 14 28 7 0 1 1 4 2 0 117
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 193 223 416 93 8 17 14 113 11 15 1820

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 43
    • Kicks 9.1
    • Handballs 9.3
    • Disposals 18.4
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 85.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Hawthorn SF, 2016
Handballs 23 Carlton Rd 22, 2018
Disposals 36 Carlton Rd 22, 2018
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 3, 2018
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 8, 2018
Tackles 13 Fremantle Rd 23, 2016
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2017
AFL Fantasy 132 Carlton Rd 22, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Western Bulldogs 193 223 416 93 8 17 14 113 11 15 1820
2017 Western Bulldogs 47 39 86 25 4 5 5 29 5 7 441
2016 Western Bulldogs 152 136 288 76 18 17 8 98 9 12 1425

Legend

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