Nicholas Henry DUIGAN


Guernsey Number: 29
Career: 2005 to 2010
NFC Games: 87
NFC Goals: 11
Debut: v Central District (Norwood) 5 June 2005
Finale: v Central District (Football Park) 3rd October 2010

VFL/AFL Clubs: Carlton


Nick Duigan played junior football for Pembroke School, the Walkerville Football Club and the Norwood under 17 and under 19 teams. His early coaches included David Oatey at Pembroke and former Norwood players, Brett Hand and Tom Warhurst. He played 11 games for the Norwood under 19s in 2003, before progressing to the reserves where he played the last five games of the season.

Duigan played all of 2004 in the reserves (19 games).

Hampered by injuries, he made his league debut mid-2005, but only added another senior game for the season (11 reserves).

In 2006 he played 14 league games and was named as most improved player. Pre-dominantly a defender, Duigan was noted for his strong rebounding and safe marking.

The following season he made another 17 senior appearances - and finished his psychology degree.

He had an impressive 2008, playing 18 games and receiving the Bob "Smokey" Dawson best team Man award.

After 12 games in 2009, he had a solid 2010 (24 games), highlighted by his match-winning goal in the preliminary final against Woodville-West Torrens. (Norwood were narrowly beaten by Central District in the Grand Final the following week).

Duigan left the Redlegs at the end of 2010 and had planned to travel to Sudan. However, he was drafted by Carlton and went on to play 43 AFL games (2011-2013)

R Cialini August 2023


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