DOB: 16 February 1988
Debut: Round 1, 2006 against Carlton at Docklands
Last Match: Round 8, 2012 against Sydney at SCG
From: Ocean Grove/Leopold/Geelong Falcons, Selection #60, 2005 National Draft
Number: 19 (2006-2007), 3 (2008-2012)
Rising Star - Round 7, 2006 vs Fremantle
Best First Year Player
Expected to take time to develop after being drafted, Bartram impressed in the 2006 NAB Cup and went on to play every home and away game of his debut season. He earned a Rising Star nomination early in the year, before badly injuring his ankle in the Round 22 game against Adelaide and missing the finals series. He finished fifth overall in the Rising Star award that season, and was named Melbourne's Best First Year Player.
Returning in Round 1, 2007 Bartram hurt his knee and missed the rest of the season. He returned to the side in 2008 to play 21 games and finish eighth in the Best and Fairest, but he was inconsistent in 2009 and only played 15 senior games. After missing Round 1, 2010 Bartram went on to play every single match of the year and recaptured some of the form which had seen him so highly rated in his first year. At the end of the year he signed a contract extension to tie him to the club until the end of 2012.
After a promising start to 2012 in a disappointing team a knee complaint forced him out of the side after the Round 8, 2012 match against Sydney. In June it was revealed that a degenerative knee complaint which he'd been battling for four years would put him out for the rest of the season. In a bid to save his career Bartram underwent revolutionary surgery where stem cells from body fat were injected into the knee to stimulate cartilage growth. The treatment was ultimately unsuccessful and he retired at the end of the season.
|Round 11, 2008||Wrestling||$900 fine|
|2009 Practice Match vs Western Bulldogs||Striking||Withdrawn|
9 Point Goals
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melbournefc.com.au - 14/11/2012