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Josh
Dunkley

Height
190 cm
DOB
09-01-1997
Weight
90 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
7
Career
24
Goals
2017
5
Career
14
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
441
Avg
63
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

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 63.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Hawthorn Rd 23
Handballs 8 Hawthorn Rd 23
Disposals 16 Hawthorn Rd 23
Marks 6 North Melbourne Rd 4
Hit-outs 3 GWS Giants Rd 6
Tackles 8 GWS Giants Rd 21
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 85 Brisbane Lions Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 7 5 12 6 0 1 0 3 1 2 70
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 8 7 15 4 0 1 0 4 3 0 85
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 8 8 16 3 3 1 2 4 0 4 67
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 5 1 6 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 38
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans L 88 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne L 56 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows L 104 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton W 62 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon W 127 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants L 57 - 105 5 4 9 3 0 1 1 8 0 1 63
22 Port Adelaide L 79 - 96 6 6 12 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 49
23 Hawthorn L 99 - 90 8 8 16 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 69
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 47 39 86 25 4 5 5 29 5 7 441

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 77.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Hawthorn SF, 2016
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 18, 2016
Disposals 27 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2016
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 10, 2016
Hit-outs 3 GWS Giants Rd 6, 2017
Tackles 13 Fremantle Rd 23, 2016
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2017
AFL Fantasy 116 Hawthorn SF, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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

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