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Pearce to fly West

Bulldogs finalise team to take on West Coast Eagles, with three inclusions.

5:00pm  Aug 21, 2015

Rookie Pearce upgraded

Rookie utility Daniel Pearce has been elevated to the Club’s primary list.

3:37pm  Aug 13, 2015

Pearce to develop as rookie

The spotlight is turned on the 2014 season of Daniel Pearce.

8:00am  Jan 5, 2015

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Daniel Pearce VFL Highlights

5:00pm  Aug 21, 2015

Red Time - Daniel Pearce

4:20pm  Aug 6, 2013

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181 cm
76 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: -
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Debut: Rd 9 2012 (Geelong)
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
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Season by Season

Pearce is a small utility who can break lines playing in defence and through the midfield.  His overhead marking is another of his strengths.  Pearce was taken with the Bulldogs third round selection in the 2011 AFL National Draft (pick 49 overall). Pearce was delisted at the end of the 2014 season, before being redrafted in the 2015 AFL Rookie Draft.

Season in short:

After an impressive debut season in 2012 with five senior games, Pearce has not played a senior game since.

Pearce missed the start of 2014 due to injury, but was able to play the last nine games of the VFL season, and was part of the Footscray premiership winning side.

Pearce was delisted at the end of the 2014 season, and was re-drafted to the rookie list and will be looking to further develop his game in 2015.


The stat that mattered:

Pearce averaged 12 disposals in the VFL in 2014.


What they said:

“We will give Daniel every opportunity to continue to develop at our club, albeit as a rookie.

“With a bit of luck with his body, Daniel can be an important player for us.” – Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney

Season in short:

Having played five matches in his debut 2012 season, Pearce spent 2013 with Williamstown. In 19 matches for the Seagulls, the small utility showed encouraging signs of development. The extended run at VFL level allowed him to spend more game time on the wing and occasionally push forward, after initially being groomed in defence.  A 30 disposal game against Frankston should bolster Pearce’s confidence in searching for more opportunities with the Bulldogs in 2014.

Stat that mattered:

A relatively uninterrupted season saw Pearce play 20 games in the VFL this year – with just one of those in the development league. The boost in exposure to regular games will help his development in the long run.

What they said:

“Pearcey played one of his best games for us this year. He played in a variety of roles, rotating between mid and back. He carried the ball a lot better this week and made some really good decisions with the ball. He defended well and tackled well, so it was a really well rounded game for him this week.”

- Development Coach Peter German after round 15 in the VFL

Pearce was given his AFL chance with a call up in round 9 against Geelong. The 2011 draftee was promising in his debut season, particularly as he adjusted to the faster tempo of senior football. The teenager hit his stride in round 19 against North Melbourne, collecting 17 possessions at 82% disposal efficiency. The extended run in the seniors saw the Oakleigh Chargers recruit begin to really show glimpses of what he is capable of. He finished with seven marks, three rebound 50s and four inside 50s. His season was cut short with a hamstring injury.

Season by Season

An athletic midfielder with terrific natural leap and marking ability. Can play in a range of positions and had an excellent year with the Oakleigh Chargers, finishing fourth in the best and fairest. Has a basketball background with the Bulleen Boomers, which has helped develop his decision-making and clean ball-handling.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 4.7
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 8.2
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 31.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2012
Handballs 6 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2012
Disposals 17 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2012
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 St Kilda Rd 18, 2012
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 66 North Melbourne Rd 19, 2012

Career Breakdown

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


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


Club Awards

Footscray Bulldogs VFL Premiership Side