Date of Birth: 26/09/1987
Club: Western Bulldogs FC
Games (Goals): 96 (157)
Recruited From: 2011 NAB AFL Draft, Pick 57 from Bendigo Bombers (VFL)
AFL Premiership 2016
Recruited as a mature age player from the Bendigo Bombers in 2011, Tory had dominated the local and state leagues for a number of seasons. This included kicking over 100 goals for Noble Park FC in the Eastern Football League in 2010.
Since entering the AFL system, Tory burst onto the scene in 2012 playing 17 games and kicking 23 goals in his debut season. Unfortunately Tory experienced an injury ravaged two seasons across 2013 and 2014 which included both ankle and pectoral surgery. However Tory well and truly bounced back in 2015 playing 23 games and kicking 50 goals, including 5 goals in the Elimination Final loss to Adelaide.
Tory had a slower start to the 2016 season due to an abdominal injury he suffered in the NAB Challenge which put him on the back foot for the start of the home and away games. However after overcoming the injury and regaining his fitness, Tory came back in for the Round 5 clash against Brisbane and did not miss a game for the rest of the year, kicking 40 goals, including 3 goals in what was a pivotal role in the Western Bulldogs drought breaking Premiership.
Unfortunately Tory's 2017 Season didn't go as planned. After undergoing major hip/groin surgery in the off season, Tory's recovery took a number of months resulting in him not being available for selection until the middle of the season, before playing 9 games. Again in 2018 Tory suffered a recurring hamstring injury which restricted him to 8 games, however with it hopefully all behind him he is looking forward to a big 2019 where hopefully the Bulldogs can get back to playing finals.
Tory is also a qualified Personal Trainer and ran his own business servicing a number of clients before being drafted.