Full Name: PAUL BRODERICK
Date of Birth: 03/01/1970
Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 80 kg ( 12-8 )
Debut: 26/03/1994, Round 1, Footscray
Last Game: 22/09/2001, Round PF, Brisbane Lions
Total Games: 169
Total Goals: 90
Honours: Best & Fairest 1996.
Paul is a centreman and ruck-rover. He originally started his career with Camperdown Seniors as a 16-year-old and as a promise of things to come, he kicked 8 goals in his third senior game. He moved to Fitzroy in 1988 and spent six seasons there before joining Richmond at the end of 1993. Since moving to Richmond he has not put a foot wrong. He has established himself as a class player who is very skilful and creative with his use of handball. His form earned him selection in the 1994 Victorian State Squad; however, he just missed out on gaining selection in the starting line up.
He is a consistently high possession winner and finished fifth in the AFL for the most possessions in 1994. He ran second in Richmond’s Best and Fairest Award in 1994 and third in 1995. He has excellent evasive skills and is very accurate with both hand and foot passes. He is also a fine defensive player who tackles well. His consistent form carried on into 1995 where he was one of the key players in Richmond’s quest for its first Finals campaign in 13 seasons. Paul set a unique record in Round 1 of 1995; when he scored his first goal of the season against the Dockers, it meant that he had scored a goal against every league club in the competition. Away from football he works as an administration manager.
Camperdown Juniors up to 1986 ( Honours - Premiership 1986, Best & Fairest U/18 1985, Victorian Schoolboys Representative Team 1985, Victorian Teal Cup Representative Team 1986-87, All Australian Team 1987 ; Camperdown Seniors 1986-87, Games 23, Goals 36 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1987 ) ; Fitzroy Reserves 1987-91, Games 33, Goals 45 ; Fitzroy Seniors 1988-93, Games 93, Goals 80.
Joined Richmond in 1993 as a Traded player with Michael Gale and Matt Dundas from Fitzroy for Richmond draft selection 6 in 1993 National Draft ( Trent Cummings ).