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Matthew Bate
Matthew Bate
Professional Australian Rules Football Player
Melbourne, VI - Australia
bullet Drafted in 1st round by The Melbourne Demons
bullet Won the Morrish Medal 2004 for best player in the league
I play Australian Rules Football at a professional level for the Melbourne Demons. I was Drafted as a round 1 number 13 pick in the 2004 national draft at the age of 17. I’m currently beginning my 8th season and have played 90 AFL games all up.

I’ve won the Morrish Medal in the under 18's TAC cup competition for the best player in the league and finished 2nd in the best and fairest for the Eastern Ranges that same year. I finished 3rd in the 2007 Best and Fairest and 4th in the 2009 Best and Fairest for the Melbourne Demons as an AFL player. In 2011, I finished 2nd in the list on medal (leagues best player) for the VFL competition.