Full Name: BRENDON GALE
Date of Birth: 18/07/1968
Height: 198 cm ( 6-6 )
Weight: 104 kg ( 16-4 )
Debut: 31/03/1990, Round 1, Brisbane Bears
Last Game: 22/09/2001, Round PF, Brisbane Lions
Total Games: 244
Total Goals: 209
Honours: Tasmanian Representative Team 1990-91,1993, Allies Representative Team.
Brendon has played the majority of his senior football at centre-half-forward. Originally from Tasmania, he had a very consistent debut season, in 1990, after battling injuries for the previous two seasons. He is a very strong mark, mobile and a long kick. His lack of accuracy when kicking for goal sometimes detracts from his overall game. In 1993 he performed consistently well after overcoming glandular fever in the pre-season. During 1994, he took the next step up in his career as he regularly performed well against quality opposition including a fine performance against the Eagles’ Glen JAKOVICH. Brendon has also been used as a relief ruckman when Greg DEAR has been rested and his strong marking and general mobility have proved a real handful for opposing players. He is an exciting player who can completely dominate a game when in full flight. His highest individual goal tally with Richmond is 5 against Fitzroy in 1996. He has also represented his home state of Tasmania four times in State of Origin football. He was a member of Richmond’s 1995 Finals campaign and was also acting captain in several games after Tony FREE was injured, including the side that beat Essendon in the 1995 semi-final. In 1996, he captained the side for several rounds due to injuries to Tony FREE and Matthew KNIGHTS. He is the brother of Michael GALE. His father, Don played 210 senior games in Tasmania for Wynyard, Hobart and Burnie, including 13 state games as well as playing in the first Tasmania side to beat Victoria. Brendon’s grandfather Jack GALE, also played for Richmond. Away from football, Brendon has achieved success in the academic world and is currently attaining his Masters in Asian Studies after completing degrees in Politics and Economic History.
John Fisher College to 1986 ( Honours - Premiership one, Captain Years 6-8 ) ; Sandy Bay U/19 1986 ; Burnie Hawks 1987, Games 14, Goals 18.