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Joshua Dunkley is an Australian professional rules footballer who plays for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL), having been drafted as a father-son pick to the Western Bulldogs. He graduated from Gippsland Grammar School in 2014 and spent 2015 working at the school as a teacher’s assistant prior to being drafted.
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Joshua Dunkley was born on January 9, 1997 (age 26 years) in Sydney, Australia. He is the son of Australian parents. He is the second of three children to Sydney footballer Andrew and his wife Lisa. After Andrew retired from AFL football in 2002, the family returned south to country Victoria and lived on a farm near Yarram in the Gippsland region.
Dunkley participated in the Auskick program at Yarram. During his time playing for Gippsland Power, Dunkley developed into a promising leader (being the team captain in his final year), and his strong overhead marking skills, along with his ability to win the contested ball, had many comparing him to Sydney star Luke Parker.
He also spent time with Sydney’s youth academy and played six games for Richmond’s VFL team in 2015. In the lead-up to the 2015 AFL draft, Dunkley attracted keen interest from a number of clubs, especially his father’s former club Sydney, but when the Western Bulldogs bid for Dunkley with the 25th selection, Sydney chose not to match the bid.
After losing players like Nick Malceski and Adam Goodes, the club was looking for players with strong kicking skills and although Dunkley was under serious consideration, it was felt that his kicking skills needed improvement. He thus became the first player under the new father–son drafting rules to have a draft bid placed on him that was not matched by his father’s former club.
Josh Dunkley made his AFL debut in round 1, 2016 against Fremantle. He also scored his first AFL goal in that match. After his performance against North Melbourne in round 20 where he recorded nineteen disposals, four tackles, three clearances, and three inside-50s, he was the round nomination for the Rising Star.
Dunkley would then go on to play a key role in the club’s amazing finals campaign, showing composure beyond his years on the biggest stage. He kicked two goals in the 47-point upset of West Coast in the elimination final in Perth. Then the following week against Hawthorn in the semi-final, Dunkley was rated among the Bulldogs’ best players, kicking a crucial goal in the second quarter as well as gathering 23 possessions in a memorable 23-point win.
In the heart-stopping preliminary final win against Greater Western Sydney, Dunkley again recorded over 20 possessions, and in the grand final against his father’s side, he gathered 15 disposals and seven tackles. At 19, he was the youngest player in the premiership side. Following a best-and-fairest season for the Bulldogs in 2022, Dunkley requested to be traded to the Brisbane Lions. He was traded on the final day of trade period.
His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential professional rules football players in Australia. Josh Dunkley stands at an appealing height of 1.91m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Josh Dunkley Wife
As of September 2023, Josh Dunkley is in a relationship with his girlfriend Tippah Dwan. The rules footballer rarely speaks about his personal life.
Josh Dunkley Salary
Josh Dunkley’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $325,000 dollars annually.
Josh Dunkley Net Worth
How much is Josh Dunkley worth? Josh Dunkley’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a professional rules football player.