|Full name Leon Cameron|
Height/Weight 185 cm / 82 kg
Name Leon Cameron
Weight 82 kg
|Date of birth (1972-09-02) 2 September 1972 (age 43)|
Role Australian Rules Footballer
Team coached Greater Western Sydney Giants (Head coach, since 2013)
Original team South Warrnambool Football Club
Similar People Jeremy Cameron, Kevin Sheedy, Callan Ward, Tom Scully, Ryan Griffen
Current club Greater Western Sydney
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Leon Cameron (born 2 September 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who is the senior coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants (GWS) in the Australian Football League (AFL). His AFL playing career lasted from 1990 to 2003 and included 256 senior games – 172 for the Western Bulldogs and 84 for Richmond.
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- Leon cameron post match
- AFL playing career
- Assistant coaching roles
- First senior coaching role
- Coaching statistics
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AFL playing career
Cameron was recruited from South Warrnambool Football Club with the 7th selection in the 1988 National Draft for the Footscray Football Club (Bulldogs).
He played 172 games and kicked 68 goals for the Bulldogs between 1990 and 1999 and won the Charles Sutton Medal in 1993 and The Age Footballer of the Year award in 1995.
In 2000 Cameron was traded to the Richmond Football Club where he played a further 84 games and kicked 40 goals over four seasons.
Assistant coaching roles
After retirement Cameron returned to the Western Bulldogs as an assistant coach from 2004 to the end of 2010. In September 2010 he accepted an assistant coaching role with Hawthorn, playing an instrumental role in the club as they reached the 2012 AFL Grand Final, which was lost to the Sydney Swans. It was Cameron's first Grand Final as an AFL player or coach after three preliminary final losses as a player (two at the Western Bulldogs and one at Richmond) and another four as an assistant coach (three at the Bulldogs and one at Hawthorn).
Cameron then joined Greater Western Sydney as the senior assistant coach for the 2013 season with a contract that appointed him as the senior coach from 2014.
First senior coaching role
On 1 September 2013, after Kevin Sheedy coached his 679th and final game as a senior coach in the VFL-AFL, the competing teams formed a guard of honour for Sheedy and a handover ceremony took place with Sheedy passing the baton to Leon Cameron who succeeded him as senior coach. Cameron's contract, signed in October 2012, stipulated one year as senior assistant coach to Sheedy and then 3 years as the senior coach.