DOB: 24 August 1965
Number: 8 1996
Games: 16 (131 total)
Goals: 8 (99 total)
One of West Coast's best players after debuting in 1989, Turley was runner-up to Jim Stynes in the 1991 Brownlow Medal. He played in the Eagles 1992 premiership side but retired during the 1993 season after being forced back to the WAFL when he suffered a knee injury. The Eagles convinced him to come back for 1994 but swapped him to the Demons for Andy Lovell at the end of the next season. In 1995 he played in a premiership side with West Perth.
Turley played 16 games in his only year at the Demons, but he was well down on his best and despite finishing in the top ten of the Best and Fairest played most of his matches under extreme duress.
During 1997 pre-season training he suffered reoccurance of a back injury first suffered in 1992, and unable to beat disc problems he decided to retire at 31 years old rather than rehabilitate the injury and attempt a comeback. He officially retired after Round 3 and his place on the senior list was taken by Nathan Bassett.
Turley rejoined West Perth for two games as a playing assistant coach in 2001.
The Age 12/03/1997
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