Joel Bowden

Joel Francis Bowden (born 21 June 1978) is an Australian politician, former union leader and former professional Australian rules footballer. He was elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly at the 2020 Johnston by-election, representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP). He previously played professional football for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 1996 to 2009.

Joel Bowden
Bowden in May 2009
Personal information
Full name Joel Francis Bowden
Date of birth (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Mildura, Victoria[1]
Original team(s) West Alice Springs (CAFL)
Draft Father-son selection, 1995 AFL Draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Position(s) Defender/forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–2009 Richmond 265 (171)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,