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March 2019 - Former footy star faces a life ban from all racecourses after he threw a SHOE at horses during an event

Rhys Palmer Bio, Wiki

Rhys Palmer was born on February 13th, 1989. He is from Western Australia. Palmer is a former professional Australian rules footballer. He is the winner of  AFL Rising Star award in 2008. Rhys Palmer could face a ban from every race track after he allegedly threw a shoe at horses during a race at Gloucester Park on Friday night. He threw a shoe onto the track during the 50,000 3YO Colts and Geldings Sales Classic (2130m) just before 9 pm. Palmer was held by security staff until police arrived and were then escorted off the premises.
In March 2019 he threw his shoes onto the Gloucester Park harness racing track during the feature race. No horses or reinsmen were injured, but there were calls for Palmer to be banned for life from racetracks due to the dangerous act.
Rhys Palmer Quick fast facts
Born: He was born on February 13th, 1989
Age: He is currently 30 years old as of 2019
Hometown: Western Australia
Height: 6′ 0″ ,181 cms
Weight: 179 lbs ,84kgs
Career start: 2007
Awards:  AFL Rising Star

Rhys Palmer Career

Palmer played for the Fremantle Football Club, Greater Western Sydney Giants and Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.

In  2007 Palmer was taken in by AFL Draft by Fremantle. He performed in the 2008 NAB Cup. Palmer was named as an emergency for the opening round of the 2008 season, Palmer made his debut in Round 2 at Subiaco Oval against Hawthorn. Fremantle lost the match by 15 points. In his second match, he was awarded the AFL Rising Star nomination for his outstanding performance in the Western Derby.

Palmer was nominated in Round 3, He won the 2008 AFL Rising Star ahead of Cyril Rioli from Hawthorn with 8 of the 9 judges voting him as the best emerging player.

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

At the end of  2016 season, Palmer was traded to Carlton. He made his first senior appearance for Carlton at the MCG against Essendon, as a late inclusion. Carlton recorded their first win of the season, winning by 15 points.  Carlton delisted palmer at the end of the 2017 season.

In 2018 he returned to Western Australia and joined Swan Districts in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Rhys Palmer Salary

 Rhys Palmer salary in 2017 was $ 338,300

Rhys Palmer Shoe Throwing Incident

n March 2019 he threw his shoes onto the Gloucester Park harness racing track during the feature race. No horses or reinsmen were injured. Palmer is now facing a potential life ban from racetracks after the ugly shoe-throwing incident.

Acting chief steward Rhys Chappell said: “The first shoe just missed leaders and the second shoe landed among midfield runners.”

“We’ve never seen anything like this.”

Winning driver Dylan Egerton-Green said it was a miracle the objects didn’t hit any of the other drivers or horses.

“It was shocking to see the first shoe coming,” Egerton-Green said to the West Australian. 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.”

Palmer wrote on Instagram March 16th stating that the shoe throwing was not deliberate. He says he was having a lighthearted wrestle with a young teammate oblivious of what was going around when he threw the shoe. He went on to apologize and to the ‘Off the Track’ Foundation.

Rhys Palmer Instagram

Rhys Palmer with Chloe Livsey in 2017.

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Rhys Palmer Statistics

Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2011 Fremantle 53 (23)
2012–2016 Greater Western Sydney 69 (72)
2017 Carlton 1 (0)
Total 123 (95)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Career highlights
  • Ron Evans Medal 2008
  • AFL Players Association Best First Year Player 2008
  • Fremantle Beacon Award 2008
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