Tom Harley, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Tom Harley

Australian rules footballer

Date of Birth: 18-Jul-1978

Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Profession: Australian rules footballer

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Tom Harley

  • Thomas Harley (born 18 July 1978) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club and the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
  • A defender at 1.93 metres (6 ft 4 in) and 95 kilograms (209 lb), Harley was a two-time premiership-winning captain at the club. After a successful junior career which culminated with selection in the under-18 All-Australian team, Harley was drafted to Port Adelaide as a zone selection.
  • Although an inaugural member of the club, Harley struggled to force his way into the senior team and spent the majority of his early years playing for Norwood in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
  • After making just one appearance for Port Adelaide, Harley was traded to the Geelong Football Club in exchange for the 37th draft pick in the 1998 AFL Draft. Harley quickly established himself within the Geelong defense and received a range of accolades and club honours, including multiple Best Clubman awards.
  • Prior to the 2007 AFL season, Harley was appointed club captain and went on to enjoy great individual and team success.
  • He led the club to its first premiership in 44 years during 2007, and became a dual premiership captain after their victory in 2009.
  • In between, he achieved All-Australian honours as vice-captain of the team, and won the AFL Players Association (AFLPA) Best Captain Award.
  • Harley also participated in the 2008 AFL Hall of Fame all-star game, and was inducted into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame. He is noted for being a leading ambassador to various community campaigns, including the anti-violence program 'Just Think' and Barwon Health.
  • Since his retirement as a player, Harley has undertaken various roles in the sporting industry: he held the position of "General Manager - Football" with the Sydney Swans, and became their CEO in 2019.

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