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.|
|Full name||Thomas J. Lynch|
|Date of birth||31 October 1992|
|Date of birth||31 October 1992|
|Children||Son Koby born in 2013 and Daughter Tayla born in 2016.|
|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)|
|Former Club information|
|Club Name||Gold Coast|
|2011–2018||Gold Coast||131 (254)|
Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
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 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
|Totals||Averages (per game)|