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James Thomson
Photo: westcoasteagles.com
DOB
18/2/88
Height
194cm
Weight
91 kg
Junior club
Claremont/Scotch College
Arrived
Pick 80 in the 2006 national draft
Number
Games
0
Departed
Delisted at the end of the 2008 season
Other clubs
Claremont (WAFL) 2006-2013

Very much a project when drafted, Thomson battled injuries during his two years at the club but it was something of a surprise when he was delisted.

West Coast career[]

The son of Channel Nine sports reporter Michael "Thommo" Thomson, James was a developing key defender drafted with West Coast's final pick in the 2006 draft. It had been thought that the club may use the pick to redraft the unlucky Brad Smith.

In his rookie season Thomson found himself stuck behind a number of other key position players at Claremont and spent most of the season in the reserves. He was able to string some senior games together in 2008 and travelled with the AFL side as an emergency on several occasions. It was therefore somewhat surprising when he was delisted at the end of the year.

Post-AFL career[]

Thomson continued to play for Claremont and continued to battle injury worries. He won a reserves premiership with the Tigers in 2011 and a senior premiership in 2012.

Stats[]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D
2007 0 Clar 2 0 0 6 5 5 11
2008 0 18 2 5 121 76 146 267

Links[]

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1193

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