DOB: 12 September 2002
From: Highett/Sandringham Dragons, 2020 Draft selection #21
Number: 17 (2021-)
Games: 47* (to end 2023)
Drafted as a wingman/forward with Melbourne's first selection in the 2020 Draft, Bowey was given a senior opportunity as a defender in late 2022 after impressing in the VFL, He came into the side just as they were heading towards a first minor premiership since 1964.
In his third game, Bowey was nominated for the Rising Star award, and he held his spot through Melbourne's finals campaign, winning a premiership in his seventh game without playing in a loss. He was also in the side for the first 10 wins of the 2022 season, giving him the second best winning start to a career in VFL/AFL football. He fell out of favour late in the year, dropped after Round 17, playing one more game as an injury replacement, and missing the finals. He returned as a regular in 2023, missing just two games.