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Donald Cockatoo-Collins

Image DOB: 1 April 1978

Debut: Round 1, 1996 against Geelong at MCG
Last Game: Round 16, 1998 against Fremantle at MCG

From: Port Adelaide, Selection #11, 1995 National Draft

Number: 31 1996-1998

Games: 9
Goals: 3
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
30633.33

The brother of Demon David and Essendon/Port Adelaide player Che, was drafted by the Demons to fulfil a pledge they'd made to their mother that David and Donald wouldn't be separated.

After the Round 4, 1997 match against the Western Bulldogs, Cockatoo-Collins historically featured in the first ever racial vilification case to go before the AFL tribunal. Todd Curley was ultimately found not guilty of the charge.

Despite his lofty draft position he never found a permanent place in the team and was delisted after the 1998 season.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1996 200
1997 410
1998 320

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 2, 1996 Melee $1000 fine
Round 9, 1997 Headbutting 2 matches


Lists
Family
Family at other clubs
First draft picks
Indigenous Players
Interstate recruits
SANFL

Media
The Age - 23/04/1998

Notes
Wesley College records show him as a student there

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 07 November 2015 20:58:23 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 20)

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