Amon Buchanan (born 10 October 1982) is a former Australian rules football who played for the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans in the AFL. He is currently serving as the forwards coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Buchanan in April 2018
|Full name||Amon Buchanan|
|Date of birth||10 October 1982|
|Original team(s)||Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)|
No. 52, 2000 Rookie Draft, Sydney|
No. 45, 2003 National Draft, Sydney
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
|2010–2012||Brisbane Lions||18 (9)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Buchanan grew up in the Victorian town of Colac, west of Melbourne. He played football for Colac and the Geelong Falcons Under 18's team, winning a premiership with the Falcons in 2000 and subsequently being selected by the Sydney Swans in the post-season National Draft. He made his senior debut in Round 11 of the 2002 season against West Coast. By the end of 2002, he had played six matches, but had a disappointing season the next year, suffering knee and ankle injuries, not playing a single senior game and being delisted. However, he was redrafted by the Swans, and had established himself as a regular member of the team by the second half of 2004. During Sydney's 2005 premiership-winning season, Buchanan played in every match, making useful contributions in the midfield and kicking the final goal of the Grand Final against West Coast.
At the end of the 2009 season, Buchanan was traded to the Brisbane Lions as part of a three-way deal with West Coast and Sydney. He was given the number 33 guernsey, vacated by Rhan Hooper and made famous by Darryl White. He made his debut for the Lions in their Round 1, 2010 clash against West Coast at the Gabba. He retired from AFL football at the end of the 2012 season.
Sporting blood runs in Amon's family with brothers Liam Buchanan, a state cricketer for the Victorian Bushrangers, and Meyrick Buchanan, representing Melbourne Renegades in the 2011–12 Big Bash League.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "Coaching Staff". gwsgiants.com.au. Greater Western Sydney Giants. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- Holmesby, Luke (5 October 2009). "Deal done: Swans gain Seaby but lose Buchanan". AFL.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009.
- "Meyrck Buchanan profile". ESPNCricinfo.
- "2013 draft prospect: Meyrick Buchanan". 20 October 2013.
- Amon Buchanan's player profile at AFL Tables