DOB: 27 April 1987
From: Whorouly/Murray Bushrangers, Selection #43, 2004 National Draft
Number: 29 (2007-2011)
Mark of the Year - Round 16, 2007
After two and a half years with Sandringham, the forward was given his debut in Neale Daniher's last game as coach, a heartbreaking loss to Essendon. Newton kicked a goal on debut, and a week later, booted 3.3.
Known as 'Juice', after an American pop singer and former Demon Leigh Newton, he took the 2007 Mark of the Year in his fourth game. Newton remained in the side for the rest of 2007but was dropped after Round 1, 2008 and didn't feature in the senior side again until Round 15, only playing six matches for the year.
In 2009 he kicked just 6.10 in five games, and was delisted at the end of the season. The club agreed to re-draft him under new rookie list rules as long as no other club selected him first. With the new Gold Coast team having the first five picks of the draft, Newton was redrafted by the Demons with Selection 6 in the Rookie Draft. He played two games in early 2010 before being dropped, returning as a pinch-hitting ruckman in the last two games of the season.
Retained on the rookie list in 2011, Newton was impressive in his Round 8 return He played three games in a row, kicking five goals, before suffering a foot injury that kept him out of football until near the end of the year.
He returned to VFL with the Casey Demons in time to play in their finals campaign but was delisted at the end of the season. Newton joined SANFL club Norwood in 2012 where he remained through 2015. Joined Wangaratta Magpies in 2017 and kicked eight goals in a winning grand final.
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