Shaun Playford Burgoyne is an Australian rules footballer playing with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. Burgoyne played with Port Adelaide through to 2002 to 2009 before being traded to Hawthorn in late 2009, where he has now played the majority of his games. With 35 finals appearances, Burgoyne has the second most finals appearances of any AFL footballer, behind only Michael Tuck. At 36 years old, he is the oldest active AFL player, he is the last active AFL player who participated in any AFL Grand Final from 2005 or earlier. Burgoyne is the younger brother of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne and the son of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne Snr, he is of Indigenous Australian descent and his ancestry can be traced to the Kokatha clan. Burgoyne made his AFL debut in 2002, he had been a steady contributor across the forward line for the Power, before becoming a rebounding defender to great effect. Burgoyne attended a school in Adelaide. After a series of midfield performances that culminated with selection to the All Australian Team in 2006, he was described by retiring Port player Josh Francou as being "as good as Judd".
Burgoyne was important in the Power's midfield in 2008, despite attracting the opposition's best tagger most weeks. While not reaching the heights of past seasons, he finished fourth in the best and fairest and was second at the club in centre clearances and inside 50s, fourth in goals, contested possessions and bounces. 2009 was a disappointing year after injuring his knee in round three and missing three months of footy. He was able to play a few good games late in the year; as vice-captain he shocked the football club by requesting to play for a Victorian team in 2010 after his brother had retired. Port traded him to Hawthorn in a complicated deal involving four clubs, with Essendon and Geelong involved, he was allocated former club champion Shane Crawford's No. 9 jumper. After having surgery on his knee during the off season that delayed his preparation for the 2010 season, Burgoyne suffered a broken jaw while playing for Box Hill, he made his debut against Richmond in Round 8, 2010. Burgoyne played the last sixteen games of the season.
During 2011 Shaun Burgoyne played excellent football for Hawthorn, showcasing his silky disposal and hard running. He was part of a side that lost the preliminary final to eventual runners-up Collingwood by 3 points. Burgoyne was part of Hawthorn's losing side in the 2012 AFL Grand Final. In 2013, Burgoyne's performance in the Preliminary Final against Geelong saw him kick 3 goals and provide goals assists, with his final goal putting Hawthorn back in front late in the fourth quarter; the match ended the 11-game losing streak in effect since the 2008 Grand Final win. On 28 September 2013 Burgoyne became a dual Premiership player after Hawthorn defeated Fremantle Football Club in the Grand Final in front of 100,007 fans at the MCG. Burgoyne was the only player to remain in his game outfit when the players were presented on stage following the conclusion of the post-match concert. With Hawthorn's win in the 2015 Grand Final, Burgoyne became a quadruple Premiership player. On 24 May 2017, it was announced that he would wear number 67 on his guernsey, rather than his usual 9, for the round 10 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round game against Sydney.
This was to commemorate the 1967 referendum. On August 28, 2017, Burgoyne signed a one-year contract extension with Hawthorn keeping him at the club until the end of 2018. In November, he was appointed captain of the Australian international rules football team for the 2017 series. Burgoyne signed another contract extension to cover the 2019 season in August 2018. Off the field, Burgoyne has become an important representative for the indigenous Australian sporting community, he was an inaugural member of the Indigenous Players Advisory Board when it was established in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2016. He is a regular guest on The Marngrook Footy Show. Burgoyne is married to Amy née Phillips, the daughter of Port Adelaide legend Greg Phillips and sister of WNBA and AFLW superstar Erin Phillips. Together they have four children - Leni, Ky and Percy. Statistics are correct to the end of 2018. Team 4× AFL Premiership Port Adelaide: 2004 3× Hawthorn: 2013, 2014, 2015 5× McClelland Trophy 3× Port Adelaide: 2002, 2003, 2004 2× Hawthorn: 2012, 2013Individual All-Australian: 2006 Hawthorn most consistent: 2014 Showdown Medal: Round 20, 2005 Dream Team Representative AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match: 2008 2× Australia international rules football team: 2008, 2017 Shaun Burgoyne's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club Shaun Burgoyne's playing statistics from AFL Tables
North Melbourne Football Club
The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium; the club's mascot is a grey kangaroo, its use dates from the middle of the 20th century. The club is unofficially known as "The Shinboners", a term which dates back to its 19th-century abattoir-worker origins; the club's motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for "Victory Demands Dedication". In two aspects North Melbourne stands second to none. One is the loyalty of its supporters; the other is the determination to carry on, despite its disadvantages. In the face of adversity, which might well have broken the spirit of most men, we find that from the earliest days there were always enthusiasts to fight for North Melbourne.
North Melbourne Football Club originated in the year 1869, when a football team was formed for local cricketers desiring to keep fit over the winter months. One thought is that the club was connected to the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club, now the St Mary's Anglican Church North Melbourne, whose colours – blue and white – are reflected in the North Melbourne's colours today; the association between the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club and the establishment of the North Melbourne Football Club is believed to have been an informal gathering to play some competitive sport. Information on the club's first match is limited, but it is known that it took place in Royal Park, which served as the club's home ground until 1882; the ball used in the match was purchased by a local resident called Tom Jacks, who sold some roofing iron to pay for it. James Henry Gardiner is considered the founder of the club, he continued an active role with North Melbourne until his death in 1921. Regular premiership matches of Australian Football commenced in Victoria in 1870.
Although North Melbourne was a part of this, it was classed as a "junior club". The Australasian noted them as being "one of the best of many junior clubs"; the club continued graduating to senior ranks in 1874 finishing 4th. Along with the promotion, the club adopted its first uniform of white horizontal stripes. In 1876 North Melbourne disbanded and many of its player and members joined Albert-park, giving the club such a strong North Melbourne character that many described it as "Albert-park cum North Melbourne". In 1877, the club was re-established as a stand-alone club under the new name of "Hotham". Football took a giant step forward in 1877, with the formation of Victoria's first colonial football league, the VFA. Hotham were prime movers in establishing this league and were afforded a place in light of their previous contributions to Australian Football; the 1880s marked the emergence of the modern identity today. In 1882, the club amalgamated with the Hotham Cricket Club and moved into the North Melbourne Recreation Reserve, which remains the home of the club today.
The joint venture was aimed at affecting improvements at the Hotham Cricket Ground, the name of the Reserve at the time. Four years the club adopted the traditional uniform of blue and white vertical stripes at the insistence of the VFA, who wanted a visible contrast between Geelong's and Hotham's uniforms; the third significant development occurred in 1888 with the club returning to its original name of the North Melbourne Football Club. This followed the name of the local area reverting from Hotham to North Melbourne; the 1880s saw the club develop a penchant for inter-colonial travel with trips to Tasmania and South Australia. Hotham found itself well represented at the first inter-colonial representative game in 1879 with four players from the club gaining selection for Victoria; the VFA grew to 13 senior clubs in the 1890s. Led by Geelong and Essendon, the largest clubs of the VFA formed their own break away league, the Victorian Football League, in 1896. Despite finishing 6th in 1896, North Melbourne was not invited to the breakaway competition.
The main reasons for being excluded were: North had not won a premiership yet, thus was not considered a powerful club The industrialisation of the locality had drained the club's income streams The club had a strong reputation for hooliganism from their fans There was a lot of bad blood between Collingwood and North following a torrid engagement in the previous season Essendon felt threatened by the proximity of North Melbourne A court case against the North Melbourne Cricket Club had damaged the Football Club's statusNorth continued on in the depleted VFA, emerging as a powerhouse, finishing 2nd in 1897, 1898 and 1899. In 1903, after 34 years of competing, the club won its first premiership, defeating Richmond in the final; the club became back to back premiers in 1904 after Richmond forfeited the grand final due to the appointment of an umpire whose performance when the two teams met earlier in the year was criticised by Richmond players and officials. North merged with fellow VFA football club West Melbourne in 1907, which at the time had lost its home ground.
The joint venture saw a chance of promotion, the club applied for admission to the more prestigious VFL in 1908, but Richmond and University were admitted instead. North was kicked out of the VFA during the 1907/08 offseason as a result of applying to join the VFL, before the local community reestablished the North Melbourne Football Club under a new committee enabling the club to play in the VFA in the 1908 season; the reformation of the Club necessitated a
Heidelberg Football Club
Heidelberg Football Club is an Australian rules football club in Heidelberg, Victoria competing in the Northern Football League. Established in 1876, Heidelberg Football Club is one of the oldest Australian rules football clubs in the country; the club competed in the Melbourne Football League against other suburban clubs such as Northcote, South Melbourne and Sandridge. Heidelberg's original guernsey was blue and white until adopting the current strip of yellow and black during the 1880s. Heidelberg has competed in many different football leagues during its history. Commencing in the Melbourne Football League, the club was a founding member of Bourke-Evelyn Football League in 1890. Between 1900 and 1902, Heidelberg competed in the VFA before transferring to the Northern Suburban Football League; the club was a founding member of Heidelberg District Football League in 1909 before transferring to the fledgling Diamond Valley Football League in 1923. Heidelberg's dominance of the DVFL led to the club moving temporarily to VFL Sub-Districts League in 1925 whilst still fielding a second team in the DVFL.
The club returned to the DVFL in 1930 and has remained in this league since with considerable success. The junior club now resides in the YJFL; the Club has won a total 27 senior premierships including a record 19 in the Northern Football League, the first being in 1890, the most recent in 2009. The original home ground was at Heidelberg Park, but after a recess during the World War 2, the club moved across Beverley Road to the current address at Warringal Park. At the end of the 1980 season the bottom four clubs were to be relegated to a newly formed Second Division in 1981 so Heidelberg having finished 13th was relegated. After three seasons in Division Two the club earned promotion with a breakthrough Grand Final victory over Northcote Park in 1983. After two respectable years in 1984/85 the club went on to achieve Division one success in 1986 and again in 1990. Heidelberg became the inaugural Northern Football League Premier and Champion in 2007, going through the season undefeated. Heidelberg were the last Diamond Valley Football League Premier in 2006 after a formal audit by Football Victoria forced the league to change its name, this was caused by concerns expressed by the club while attempting to transfer to the Eastern FL.
In 2009 Heidelberg completed a four peat of Premierships defeating Bundoora in the Grand Final, making it five wins from the past six Grand Finals. Heidelberg defeated Macleod to win the 2016 premiership, their first premiership since 2009. Heidelberg holds the record for the longest winning sequence in DVFL/NFL history with 48 wins in a row Seniors: 1923, 1928, 1929, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1950, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1986, 1990, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016. Reserves: 1950, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1967, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016. Thirds: 1980 Seniors: 1983 Reserves: 1981 Seniors: 1890 Seniors: 1905, 1908 Seniors: 1910, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1920 Fred Clarke John Murphy Brian Wilson Jim Edmond Geoff Austen Bill Twomey, Sr. Pat Twomey Shane Kerrison John Wise Pasi Schwalger Ty Zantuck Jess Sinclair Justin Murphy Brad Miller Anthony Franchina Renato Serafini Blair McDonough Television personality Michael Brunelli Television personality Heidelberg Football Club homepage Northern Football League Website Twitter
Chris Johnson (footballer, born 1976)
Christopher Lloyd Johnson is a former professional Australian rules footballer. His career highlights as an Australian Football League player include three premierships with Brisbane, All-Australian selection, captain of the Australian International Rules team and inclusion in the Indigenous Team of the Century. Johnson was one of eight players to transfer to Brisbane when Fitzroy's AFL operations were taken over by the Brisbane Bears to form the Brisbane Lions and became the last Fitzroy Lion to play in the AFL. After retiring from playing professionally, Johnson started coaching and played and coached Essendon District Football League team Avondale Heights Football Club between 2010 and 2012, he now plays for Jacana. Johnson grew up in a northern suburb of Melbourne, he played for the Northern Under 18 side in the TAC Cup, including their 1993 Grand Final winning team, when he kicked 7 goals. Johnson began his professional AFL career with Fitzroy in 1994, he was awarded a nomination in the 1994 AFL Rising Star award in round 21.
He was one of eight players allowed to transfer to Brisbane when Fitzroy's AFL operations were taken over by the Brisbane Bears to form the Brisbane Lions. His career highlights include three premierships with Brisbane, All-Australian selection and inclusion in the Indigenous Team of the Century. Johnson is renowned for his creative composure running out of defence, his 2007 preseason saw him playing as in the forward line and the midfield as a defender, signalling the club's intention to use him as an impact player. Johnson was appointed co-captain of the Lions in 2007, alongside Simon Black, Luke Power, Jonathan Brown, Nigel Lappin. On 31 August 2007, Johnson announced, he was the last former Fitzroy Lion still playing in the AFL. In the 2005 International Rules series, Johnson was named co-captain along with Andrew McLeod. In the second game of the series, Johnson started a brawl by clothes line tackling Philip Jordan and striking Mattie Forde, he was suspended for five matches after pleading guilty to striking, ruling him out until the second Test in 2008.
Following his AFL career, he remained involved in the game. He became a runner for the Brisbane Lions, he shifted into coaching. On Friday 14 September 2007, Johnson signed on with the club as a full-time development coach for the Brisbane Lions, his job is to continue to assist in the development of the club's young playing list in the new position and to show off field leadership. He was promoted to assistant coach to Michael Voss, he coached Brisbane school and AFL powerhouse St Peters Lutheran College for two years, posting a 10–0 record over his two-year tenure as the head coach for the opens team. They captured the 2007 and 2008 AIC AFL Premiership after defeating Iona College in the Grand Final on both occasions, before the competition was abandoned due to an increase of in game fights. In 2008, the school defeated Cairns school Djarragun College at the Gabba, before the Lions-Saints game, in an exhibition match to promote the AFL's indigenous round. In February 2009, Johnson coached the Indigenous All-Stars to victory against Adelaide in Darwin.
In 2011 he was appointed the Australian Institute of Sport/AFL Level One Academy Coach. Chris Johnson's playing statistics from AFL Tables "Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame: Chris Johnson". Lions.com.au
Troy Cook is an Australian rules footballer. Cook played for the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League as well as the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League. Cook grew up in Carnarvon where he played for the Warriors FC and he spent his last year of school and underage football with St Patricks in Geraldton. In 1993 he was a member of the WA Under 18 team playing alongside future team-mates Shaun McManus and Peter Bell. Cook played 40 games for Perth in the West Australian Football League between 1994 & 1996 and was runner-up in the Sandover Medal in 1996. At the 1996 AFL Draft Cook was chosen at pick 26 by the Swans. Cook spent the next 3 years developing his skills under coach Rodney Eade. During his time at Sydney he perfected one of his tackling, he worked with assistant coach Damian Drum who he would meet again at Fremantle. On his return to WA in 2000 Cook showed he was determined to be a part of the Fremantle line-up with a strong pre-season and impressive early form.
By the end of the season he had played all 22 games, lead the club in disposals and was named the club champion. Cook played all 88 regular season games in his first four seasons at Fremantle, but broke his ankle in the final round of 2003, forcing him to miss Fremantle's first finals match. Recovering from the broken ankle, he started the 2004 season in the WAFL before playing 18 games, he missed two games late in the season with a hamstring strain and was used in defence. As hard at the ball as and, despite his slow start to the season, was fifth on Fremantle's tackles list. On 26 August 2007 Cook announced, he played his 150th and final match in Round 22, 2007, against Port Adelaide, earning him life membership of the Fremantle Dockers. He played for the Perth Football Club in the WAFL, retired in the middle of the 2010 season, after playing a total of 301 games for Sydney and Perth, he played two games for Western Australia. On December 14, 2016 it was announced that Troy Cook had been appointed the Director of Football at the Perth Football Club following a poor on and off field record in recent seasons.
Troy Cook's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club Troy Cook's playing statistics from AFL Tables Troy Cook's WAFL statistics
Richmond Football Club
The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed the Tigers, is a professional Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, the sport's premier competition. Between its inception in Richmond, Melbourne in 1885 and 1907, the club competed in the Victorian Football Association, winning two premierships. Richmond joined the Victorian Football League in 1908 and has since won eleven premierships, most in 2017. Richmond's headquarters and training facilities are located at its original home ground, the Punt Road Oval, which sits adjacent to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the club's playing home since 1965. Richmond traditionally wears a black guernsey with a yellow sash; the club is coached by Damien Hardwick and its current captain is Trent Cotchin. Five Richmond players have been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as "Legends" of the sport: Kevin Bartlett, Jack Dyer, Royce Hart, Kevin Sheedy and Ian Stewart. A short-lived football club named Richmond formed in 1860 with Tom Wills, one of the founders of Australian rules football, serving as its inaugural secretary and captain.
Wills' cousin H. C. A. Harrison captained Richmond in the early 1860s before moving to Geelong; this club has no continuity to the present club. A number of teams formed in Richmond during the game's rapid expansion in early 1880s. However, all played at a junior level and it was considered an anomaly that Richmond, one of Melbourne's most prominent suburbs, did not boast a senior side; the wait ended when the Richmond Football Club was formed at the Royal Hotel in Richmond on 20 February 1885. A successful application for immediate admission to the Victorian Football Association followed; the club shared the Punt Road Oval with the Richmond Cricket Club, one of the strongest cricket clubs in Australia, playing on the ground since 1856. At first the team wore blue guernseys and caps with yellow and black stripes in the style of the Richmond Cricket Club; the football club soon adopted black as its official colours. The team was variously called the "Richmondites", the "Wasps" or, most the "Tigers".
During the late 1880s, Richmond struggled to make an impression in the VFA, after a promising season in 1888, the club slipped backwards, in the process losing players to more successful sides. As the local economy slipped into severe depression in the early 1890s and the crowds began to dwindle, some of the VFA's strongest clubs began to agitate for a reform of the competition. Richmond was not considered part of this elite group, which voted as a bloc at VFA meetings. In 1896, Richmond walked off the field in a match against South Melbourne to protest the umpiring, in the season, the Tigers had their half-time score annulled against Essendon when it was discovered that they had too many men on the ground. In the closing three weeks of the season, Richmond's cut of the gate takings amounted to just five pounds, they finished the season with the wooden spoon. In October 1896, the cabal of six strong clubs broke with the association to form the Victorian Football League; as a struggling club with a poor following, Richmond was not invited to join the new league.
Richmond's performances did not improve in the emaciated VFA until the turn of the century. The Tigers were boosted by a significant country recruit in 1901. George "Mallee" Johnson was the first true star player at the club. Richmond leapt to third place and in 1902, with Johnson dominating the ruck, Richmond entered the closing weeks of the season neck and neck with Port Melbourne at the head of the ladder, but Port Melbourne faltered against Williamstown to hand Richmond its first flag. Having missed a potential bonanza from a premiership play-off, the VFA decided to emulate the VFL and introduce a finals series in 1903, a fateful decision for the Tigers. After recruiting the competition's leading goalkicker, Jack Hutchinson, finishing the season as minor premier, Richmond lost both finals and were runner-up; the following season, the club became embroiled in a feud with umpire Allen, whom the Tigers accused of failing to curb field invasions or the dubious tactics of arch-rival North Melbourne.
When the two clubs were scheduled to meet in the 1904 VFA Grand Final, Richmond announced that they wouldn't play with Allen as umpire. The VFA called Richmond's bluff, appointed Allen as umpire for the match, meaning that the Grand Final was scratched and North Melbourne won the premiership on forfeit. Richmond were now at odds with the VFA, matters failed to improve in the next few years; the club was campaigning against violence, ungentlemanly conduct and poor sportsmanship, issues that plagued the VFA to a far greater extent than the rival VFL since the 1896 split. Richmond cultivated links with some VFL clubs by playing. Richmond knew that they were a major asset to the VFA, had built up a large following and played on one of the best grounds in the competition, where they remained unbeaten for five years. In 1905, Richmond confirmed their status with a second premiership, this time overcoming bitter rivals North Melbourne, "Mallee" Johnson had moved to Carlton, but youngster Charlie Ricketts dominated the season and won plaudits among the pressmen, who voted him the best player in the VFA.
However, Ricketts was lost to the VFL and injury hit the club hard. In 1906–07, the Tigers played finals without looking to win the flag; the club earned a rebuke from the VFA for scheduling a practice match against Geelong before the 1907 season went ahead with the commitment and earned further censure. La
Jeff Farmer (footballer)
Jeff Farmer is a former Australian rules footballer of Aboriginal descent. He was the first indigenous player to kick 400 goals in the Australian Football League. Known as "The Wizard" because of his uncanny ability to create goals from nothing, Farmer began his professional football career with the Melbourne Football Club in 1995. Farmer has always been one of the AFL's most exciting players, his career best goalkicking performance came against Collingwood at the MCG in 2000 when he kicked 9 goals in the second half after being able to get a touch in the first two quarters. He was taken from the field for the third quarter and was on the interchange bench before Ben Beams suffered a broken wrist and was unable to continue, he was named in the All-Australian team. After 118 games and 259 goals for Melbourne, he was traded to Fremantle at the end of 2001. Farmer's first two seasons with Fremantle were disappointing, with less than 30 goals in each year, but in 2004, his consistency improved and he was the Dockers' 2nd most productive forward for each of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons.
During the 2006 home and away season, Farmer had his most productive season since 2000, kicking 55 goals from just 19 games, with a 31 goals in 7 games effort towards the end of the season. Due to this run of good form, he was thought by many to be a good chance of making All-Australian selection in the forward pocket, he was not, selected. At the end of the 2008 AFL season Farmer announced his retirement from AFL football, leaving him stranded on 249 games, his 483 career goals, including three in his final game, is the 49th most in VFL/AFL history and his 224 goals for Fremantle is second behind Matthew Pavlich. In November 2004, Farmer pleaded guilty to assaulting his long-time girlfriend and was fined $2,000. In December 2006 he was alleged to have been involved in a nightclub fight in which a Subiaco Football Club player, Greg Broughton, suffered a broken eye socket. No charges were laid. Farmer was arrested in April 2007 and charged with assault for knocking out a security guard at a Perth nightclub after being refused entry.
The Fremantle Football Club fined him $5,100 and suspended him for a further 6 weeks on top of his existing AFL enforced suspension for eye gouging another player during a pre-season game, his 10th suspension and his 14th appearance before the tribunal. In court, Farmer pleaded guilty to assault and was fined $3,000. After serving his full suspension, Farmer returned to the Fremantle side on 30 June in the round 13 game against Carlton at Subiaco Oval. Farmer together with Des Headland, himself implicated in another nightclub fight during the week, were amongst the best players on the field and led the way to a 77-point thrashing; this was Fremantle's second highest score and their greatest winning margin against Carlton. Headland kicked Farmer kicked 4 goals and each set up many more for their teammates. In July 2007, police charged Farmer with criminal damage after he smashed a car's side mirror in a rage after being ejected from Burswood Casino. In court he pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $750.
Despite the previous conviction, considered his last chance at the club, Fremantle did not suspend him, but fined him $10,000 and requested he donate $20,000 to charity. He was recalled to play for Fremantle the following week against league leaders Geelong. On 18 August 2007, in the third quarter of a match against St Kilda at Telstra Dome, Farmer received facial injuries from a behind the play incident and was assisted from the playing area and suffering a concussion; the incident was not witnessed by umpires, nor by any of the TV broadcast cameras. Network Ten commentator Michael Voss stated soon afterwards that he saw what happened and added that St Kilda tagger Steven Baker would be hoping it had not been captured by TV cameras. Farmer took no further part in the match. Baker was handed a 7-game suspension by the AFL tribunal, after being charged with rough conduct on Farmer. St Kilda appealed the decision, included a letter from Farmer to the AFL pleading for leniency on Baker, describing Baker as one of his most respected opponents.
The letter could not be accepted in the appeal. The appeal was rejected and the suspension remained. On 25 June 2008 it was announced that Farmer was suspended for a week by the Fremantle Football Club for not attending a compulsory recovery session after the weekend's loss to St Kilda in Melbourne. Farmer retired at the conclusion of the 2008 AFL season. Jeff Farmer decided to come out of retirement to play for South Fremantle Football Club in WAFL for 2009 season. Jeff Farmer's playing statistics from AFL Tables