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Australian rules footballer

Australian rules footballer

Courtenay Dempsey (born 28 August 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit]

Dempsey was born in Mount Isa[1] and has Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Kalkadoon, a tribe from Queensland’s South/Central West region.[2]

Dempsey’s first sport was rugby league which he played as a junior before trying Aussie Rules in Cairns.[1]

He played with the Manunda Hawks in the AFL Cairns competition. He later moved to Brisbane to play with the Kenmore Bears junior football club while also playing for his school Brisbane Boys’ College.[3]

AFL career[edit]

Dempsey’s professional footballing career has been dogged by injuries. In 2008 he suffered a leg stress fracture[4] and in 2011 he tore his knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in round four and needed a knee reconstruction.[5]

In May 2013, he was suspended from the main playing group for breaching team rules, and was forced to train with the VFL team.[6] In August, he tore his hamstring tendon[7] and missed the remainder of the season.

At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was delisted by Essendon.[8]

Statistics[edit]

[9]
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game)
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
2006 Essendon 15 5 1 0 23 21 44 16 5 0.2 0.0 4.6 4.2 8.8 3.2 1.0
2007 Essendon 15 1 1 1 7 5 12 1 1 1.0 1.0 7.0 5.0 12.0 1.0 1.0
2008 Essendon 15 4 1 1 23 29 52 12 6 0.2 0.2 5.8 7.2 13.0 3.0 1.5
2009 Essendon 15 20 7 6 150 169 319 69 46 0.4 0.3 7.5 8.4 16.0 3.4 2.3
2010 Essendon 15 20 3 8 201 158 359 85 73 0.2 0.4 10.0 7.9 18.0 4.2 3.6
2011 Essendon 15 4 0 0 26 24 50 13 10 0.0 0.0 6.5 6.0 12.5 3.2 2.5
2012 Essendon 15 20 4 0 238 124 362 106 62 0.2 0.0 11.9 6.2 18.1 5.3 3.1
2013 Essendon 15 14 7 3 187 69 256 71 40 0.5 0.2 13.4 4.9 18.3 5.1 2.9
2014 Essendon 15 18 2 3 162 119 281 67 57 0.1 0.2 9.0 6.6 15.6 3.7 3.2
2015 Essendon 15 13 5 7 111 61 172 46 25 0.4 0.5 8.5 4.7 13.2 3.5 1.9
2016 Essendon 15 14 4 6 159 63 222 63 24 0.3 0.4 11.4 4.5 15.9 4.5 1.7
Career 133 35 35 1287 842 2129 549 349 0.3 0.3 9.7 6.3 16.0 4.1 2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b From Mt Isa to the MCG By Simon Conway for Essendon FC 25 May 2016
  2. ^ AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. p. 75.
  3. ^ INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS GRAND FINALS from AFLQ 14 October, 2010
  4. ^

    Horan, Michael; Pierik, Jon (2 May 2008). “Dempsey, Gumbleton join Essendon’s wounded”. Herald Sun.

  5. ^ Walsh, Courtney (18 April 2011). “Dons crushed as star duo gone for year”. The Australian.
  6. ^ Matthews, Bruce (17 May 2013). “Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey banished to VFL after posting photo of late night out on Instagram”. Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ “Courtenay Dempsey hamstring damage is serious”. The Age. AAP. 6 August 2013.
  8. ^ Schmook, Nathan (28 October 2016). “Dempsey done as Bombers cut three more”. AFL.com.au. BigPond. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  9. ^ “Courtenay Dempsey statistics”. AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 October 2012.

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