Rhys Palmer Biography

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Rhys Palmer

Quick Facts Of Rhys Palmer

Celebrated Name Rhys Palmer
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Rhys
Birth Name Rhys Palmer
Birth Date 1989-02-13
Gender Male
Profession Former Rules Footballer

Rhys Palmer is a former professional Australian rules footballer. He played for the Fremantle Football Club, Greater Western Sydney Giants, and Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He played in the forward position during his active career. In 2008, he was awarded the AFL Rising Star. He has scored 95 goals during his active senior career. 

Former AFL player, Rhys Palmer in Critical condition following Bike Accident, Just a Day after Gloucester Park racecourse show-throwing incident

Palmer suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Perth. He suffered the accident around 7.30 pm local time on 16 March 2019. He was rushed to the Royal Perth Hospital, where he was placed in an induced coma after emergency surgery. 

Just a day earlier, he made headlines drawing criticism when he threw his shoes onto the Gloucester Park harness racing track during the feature race. Though no horses or riders were injured, it could have resulted in extreme accidents. He might face a lifetime ban from the racetracks for his actions. 

He later went on to social media to defend himself and apologized in the course. He also made an announcement via his statement announced to make a donation to the 'Off the Track' foundation.

Famous For

  • He won the 2008 AFL Rising Star award. 

Early Life of Rhys Palmer

Rhys Palmer was born on 13 February 1989. His birthplace is in Western Australia. He holds Australian nationality. Information about his parents and siblings are currently unavailable. 

He played junior football for the Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club. 

Career of Rhys Palmer

He made his West Australian Football League (WAFL) debut for East Fremantle in 2007. 

He was a key member of Western Australia's victorious 2007 AFL Under 18 Championships side. He averaged 32 possessions and 3 goals per game. 

He was named in the Under 18 All-Australian side.

He gained wide attention at the 2007 AFL Draft Camp. 

He finished second in the 3 km time trial with a time of 10 minutes 25 seconds and fifth in the beep test with a score of 14.8. 

AFL Career

Fremantle selected Palmer with 7th overall pick in the 2007 AFL Draft. 

He displayed impressive performances in the 2008 NAB Cup. 

He was named as an emergency for the opening round of the 2008 season. 

He made his debut in Round 2 at Subiaco Oval against Hawthorn. He posted 22 possessions and a goal in his debut match.

He won the AFL Rising Star nomination in his second match for his outstanding performance in the Western Derby.

He won the 2008 AFL Rising Star award after being nominated in Round 3.

He missed most of the 2009 season because of a knee reconstruction. 

In September 2011, he joined Greater Western Sydney becoming the third uncontracted player after Phil Davin and Callan Ward to join the club in preparation for its entry into the AFL for the 2012 season. 

He was traded to Carlton at the end of the 2016 season. 

He made his senior debut for Carlton against Essendon. 

He was delisted by Carlton at the end of the 2017 season. 

He returned to Western Australia in 2018 to join Swan Districts in the West Australia Football League (WAFL).

Rhys Shoe Throwing Incident

In March 2019, he threw his shoes onto the Gloucester Park harness racing track during the feature race. However, there were no injuries to the horses or reinsmen. 

Acting chief Steward Rhys Chappell said, "The first shoe just missed leaders and the second shoe landed among midfield runners".

Egerton-Green said, "It was shocking to see the first shoe coming. The second one went between the legs of my drive. We were running fourth and on the outside at the time. It was miraculous that no horses faltered. Most of them are inexperienced pacers". 

For his dangerous act, there were calls for Palmer to be banned for life from racetracks.

Palmer Went on to his Instagram on 16 March saying that the shoe throwing was not deliberate and he was having a lighthearted wrestle with a young teammate oblivious of what was going around when he threw the shoe. However, he apologized and also announced to make a donation to the 'Off the Track' foundation.

Motorcycle Accident

He suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Perth on 16 March 2019. He was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital. He was placed in an induced coma. 

Career highlights

2008 AFL Rising Star Award.

Ron Evans Medal 2008

AFL Players Association Best First Year Player 2008

Fremantle Beacon Award 2008

Who is Rhys Palmer Dating?

Rhys Palmer

Source: @rhyscpalmer

Rhys Palmer and Chloe Livsey are reportedly together. Palmer has posted the picture of two on his Instagram. However, his recent relationship status is unknown. No official news about his affairs has surfaced. 

What are Rhys Palmer's Body Measurements?

Palmer stands at a height of 1.81 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 181 lbs i.e. 82 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 38 inches, a waist size of 32 inches, and biceps size of 13 inches. He has gray eyes and his hair color is golden.  

What is Rhys Palmer's Net Worth?

A former Australian rules footballer earned playing football before retiring in 2017. He had a reported salary of $338,000 in 2017. As of 2019, his net worth is unavailable.

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