Toby Greene

Toby Greene (born 25 September 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with the 69th overall selection in the 2011 national draft.

Toby Greene
Toby Green 2017.1.jpg
Greene playing for Greater Western Sydney in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Toby Greene
Date of birth (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 26)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 11, 2011 national draft
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Half-forward flank
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 4
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Greater Western Sydney 146 (167)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2020 Victoria 1 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 1 2020.
Career highlights

AFL

GWS

Representative

  • Represented Victoria: 2020
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

In 2016, he was selected in the All-Australian team as the half-forward flank[1] and he won the Kevin Sheedy Medal as the club best and fairest.[2]

AFL careerEdit

Greene attended Wesley College in Glen Waverley, Victoria. He was recruited by Greater Western Sydney with the 11th overall selection in the 2011 national draft.

Green played in the Greater Western Sydney's first season in 2012, debuting in round one against Sydney. A prolific ball-winner,[3] he won the Giants' best first year player award in 2012 and was the runner-up in the Kevin Sheedy Medal as the club's best and fairest. He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star in 2012 award but was ineligible to win it due to being found guilty for a bumping offence earlier in the season.[4]

In 2017, Greene won the Giants' leading goalkicker award with 45 goals for the season. He came equal first with fellow team-members Jonathan Patton and Jeremy Cameron.

On 17 September 2019, Greene had his one-match suspension upheld by the AFL Tribunal for making contact with the eyes of Lachie Neale, making Greene unavailable for Greater Western Sydney's Preliminary Final match against Collingwood.[5]

Assault chargeEdit

On 13 May 2014, Greene was charged with a number of offences, including assault with a dangerous weapon and intentionally causing serious injury, over an alleged assault at a Melbourne licensed venue the previous night.[6] He faced court on 9 December 2014 on a charge of unlawful assault and was fined $2,500 and escaped conviction.[7]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to Preliminary Final, 2019 [8]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 35 19 8 10 273 266 539 73 63 0.4 0.5 14.4 14.0 28.4 3.8 3.3
2013 Greater Western Sydney 4 19 4 5 226 208 434 69 42 0.2 0.3 11.9 10.9 22.8 3.6 2.2
2014 Greater Western Sydney 4 15 7 2 197 225 422 81 62 0.5 0.1 13.1 15.0 28.1 5.4 4.1
2015 Greater Western Sydney 4 22 15 12 239 263 502 107 69 0.7 1.5 10.9 12.0 22.8 4.9 3.1
2016 Greater Western Sydney 4 23 44 27 285 204 489 112 84 1.9 1.2 12.4 8.9 21.3 4.9 3.7
2017 Greater Western Sydney 4 19 45 28 227 119 346 110 53 2.4 1.5 11.9 6.3 18.2 5.8 2.8
2018 Greater Western Sydney 4 9 16 10 96 46 142 42 8 1.8 1.1 10.7 5.1 15.8 4.7 0.9
2019 Greater Western Sydney 4 18 27 12 269 152 421 99 60 1.5 0.7 14.9 8.4 23.4 5.5 3.3
Career 144 166 106 1812 1483 3295 693 441 1.2 0.7 12.6 10.3 22.9 4.8 3.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schmook, Nathan (1 September 2016). "All Australian: Five Swans in 2016's best 22". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ Curley, Adam (7 October 2016). "Giant Toby Greene caps breakout year with Kevin Sheedy Medal". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ Stevens, Mark (24 August 2012). "GWS midfielder Toby Greene averages more disposals per game than any 18-year-old in the modern era".
  4. ^ Lalor, Peter (7 September 2012). "Toby Greene features in Giants' awards". The Australian.
  5. ^ "Challenge fails: Superstar Giant still banned, but will GWS appeal?". afl.com.au. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  6. ^ Dampney, James (13 May 2014). "Toby Greene charged over night club incident". AFL Official Website.
  7. ^ "Greater Western Sydney player Toby Greene fined after assault at Zagame's". The Age. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Toby Greene's player profile at AFL Tables". afltables.com.

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