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.
Bowden in May 2009
|Full name||Joel Francis Bowden|
|Date of birth||21 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Mildura, Victoria|
|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)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|