Ex-Tiger and Giant who was swept up by the Bombers for free in the pre-season. While often utilised as a crafty forward at AFL level in the yellow and black, Townsend proved himself as a tough and aggressive midfielder in an impressive VFL stint that culminated in JJ Liston Trophy success as the league’s best and fairest in 2017.
An AFL and VFL premiership winner with Richmond and with 48 senior games under his belt, Townsend’s experience as a big-game player is sure to prove valuable in 2020.
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Draft History: 2011 NSW-ACT zone selection (GWS GIANTS)
Trade History: 2015 Traded from GWS to Richmond FC. 2019 SSP Selection to Essendon FC