Junior clubs: Ivanhoe (Vic)/Ivanhoe Grammar (Vic), Northern Knights U18
AFL clubs: Carlton
Debut: Rd 3 2013
Recruited from: Northern Knights (TAC Cup)
Brownlow Medal votes: -
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Buckley enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, running out for 18 matches in his fourth year at the Blues. The 22-year-old’s development and improvement was evident: consistently having the confidence to run, carry and bounce his way off halfback.
Buckley’s courageous efforts didn’t go unnoticed with Marc Murphy heralding the youngster a fan favourite. He was nominated for the AFL’s Mark of the Year for his gutsy effort in Round 15’s match against the Tigers.
The young No. 7 will be hoping to build on his form in 2016.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round Father/Son selection No. 62 overall.