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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
9
Career
33
Goals
2018
7
Career
21
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
734
Avg
82
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 9
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 6.9
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 81.6

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Essendon Rd 3
Handballs 11 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Disposals 22 Sydney Swans Rd 4
Marks 11 Essendon Rd 3
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Tackles 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 7
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 117 Sydney Swans Rd 4

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 5 80 62 142 45 8 6 6 47 7 9 734

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 33
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 78.8

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 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 117 Sydney Swans Rd 4, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Western Bulldogs 80 62 142 45 8 6 6 47 7 9 734
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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