Full Name: James Thiessen
Date of Birth: 10/02/1974
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 80 kg ( 12-8 )
Debut: 16/07/1993, Round 16, Adelaide
Last Game: 28/08/1993, Round 22, St Kilda
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 3
Total Games: 54
Total Goals: 37
James was a wingman who originally started with the Richmond Thirds in 1990. During that year he was selected in the Teal Cup side and went on to gain selection in the All-Australian team. He was an example of how persistence pays off, having twice been de-listed by Richmond, he continued to try and eventually gained selection. He improved in 1993 and after several consistent performances with the reserves he gained promotion. He was a hard working player who moved well. James did not gain senior selection in 1994 and was de-listed. In 1995 he played with Norwood where he won the Goal kicking award.
Brentwood Juniors to 1989 ( Honours - Teal Cup Representative Team 1991, All-Australian Team 1991 ). Joined Richmond with pick 2 in 1993 Mid Season Draft.
Norwood Seniors 1995-97, Games xx, Goals xx ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1995 ) ; Adelaide 1998-2000, Games 44, Goals 21.