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Tom Lynch Bio, Biography, Age, Wife (Courtney Boyd), Children, Father, Salary, AFL Career, Free Agent

Free agent Tom Lynch is set to join Richmond this off-season

Tom Lynch Bio

Thomas J. Lynch was born on 31 October 1992 in Victoria, Australia. He is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Lynch has been likened to St Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt for his ability to take a strong contested mark due to his tall stature. He served as the co-captain of Gold Coast in 2017 and 2018.
Personal information
Full name Thomas J. Lynch
Date of birth 31 October 1992 in Victoria, Australia
Date of birth 31 October 1992 (age 25)
Partner  Courtney Boyd
Children Son Koby born in 2013 and Daughter Tayla born in 2016.
Salary $1.5million est.
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 11, 2010 national draft
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Former Club information
Club Name Gold Coast
Number 19 (Captain)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2018 Gold Coast 131 (254)
Total 131 (254)
 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
Career highlights
  • All-Australian team: 2016
  • 2× Gold Coast Suns Club Champion: 2015, 2016
  • 4× Gold Coast leading goalkicker: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Gold Coast co-captain: 2017–2018
  • 22under22 team: 2015
  • Marcus Ashcroft Medal: 2015

Tom Lynch Biography

Lynch spent his early childhood in the small town of Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. He played for the local Sorrento Football Club in the Nepean Football League in the junior levels.

Lynch played for the Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup in the 2010 season, having been unable to break into the side in 2009. Lynch also played five games for the Victorian Country side in 2010, kicking eight goals.

Tom Lynch Personal life

Tom’s younger sister Bethany is also a footballer. He resumed playing in 2018 with the Richmond Football Club in the VFL Women’s competition. 

In November 2017, Tom Lynch  proposed to girlfriend of eight years Courtney Boyd. The couple have two children, a son Koby born in 2013 and a daughter Tayla born in 2016.

Tom Lunch and girlfriend Courtney Boyd
Tom Lunch and girlfriend Courtney Boyd

Tom Lynch AFL career 

Lynch was drafted to the Gold Coast Football Club with the 11th selection in the 2010 AFL Draft.

In 2011 Lynch played his first AFL game for the Gold Coast in round 7, against the Brisbane Lions. He amassed 17 possessions and kicked two goals as the Gold Coast went on to win the game by eight points while playing in the forward line as well as in the ruck. Lynch continued the first half of the season in a strong form, averaging nearly two goals a game, kicking three goals twice.

In the 2015 season, Lynch won the Gold Coast leading goalkicker and also won the Gold Coast Suns Club Champion.

After 7 rounds of the 2016 season, Lynch had recorded the third most votes (36) in the AFLCA champion player of the year award behind Patrick Dangerfield (39) and Joel Selwood (39). At season’s end, he won his second successive Gold Coast Suns Club Championship, and he was the Gold Coast leading goalkicker for the third time. He was also named in the All-Australian side in the forward pocket.

On 8 December 2016, Lynch was appointed co-captain of the Suns, along with Steven May. On 24 May 2017, it was announced that he would wear number 50 on his jersey, rather than his usual 19, for the round 10 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round game against Melbourne. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum which recognised Indigenous Australians in the census.

Lynch played in the Suns first six matches of the 2018 season before a knee injury forced him to miss in round 7. He was expected to miss four weeks of football as a result.

Lynch was contracted to the Suns through the end of the 2018 season. He is currently a restricted free agent at after the expiry of his deal. In August 2018, he informed the Gold Coast Suns of his intention to explore his options as a restricted free agent at the end of the season. He was subsequently stripped of his captaincy by the club and was stood down from all duties with the club other than his continuing knee injury rehabilitation.

Free agent Tom Lynch is set to join Richmond this off-season

The departing Gold Coast co-captain has reportedly informed Collingwood and Hawthorn that he will not be accepting their offers this off-season, leaving the reigning premiers Richmond as his likely destination.

Tom Lynch Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of round 8, 2018
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)
2011 Gold Coast 46 13 15 8 79 69 148 53 21 1.2 0.6 6.1 5.3 11.4 4.1 1.6
2012 Gold Coast 19 17 12 10 146 108 254 98 26 0.7 0.6 8.6 6.4 14.9 5.8 1.5
2013 Gold Coast 19 8 8 6 57 40 97 42 13 1.0 0.8 7.1 5.0 12.1 5.3 1.6
2014 Gold Coast 19 22 46 25 203 128 331 122 41 2.1 1.1 9.2 5.8 15.0 5.5 1.9
2015 Gold Coast 19 20 43 33 212 83 295 134 33 2.2 1.7 10.6 4.2 14.8 6.7 1.7
2016 Gold Coast 19 22 66 34 219 120 339 153 37 3.0 1.5 10.0 5.5 15.4 7.0 1.7
2017 Gold Coast 19 19 44 24 183 106 289 120 36 2.3 1.3 9.6 5.6 15.2 6.3 1.9
2018 Gold Coast 19 6 14 5 58 21 79 25 14 2.3 0.8 9.7 3.5 13.2 4.2 2.3
Career 127 248 145 1157 675 1832 747 221 2.0 1.1 9.1 5.3 14.4 5.9 1.7
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