Adelaide, South Australia
A veteran of 268 AFL games across 2 clubs, Bryce Gibbs left nothing in the tank across his 14 seasons at the highest level.
Few players have entered the AFL system with as much hype as Gibbs. After a stellar season with Glenelg in the SANFL in 2006, there was little doubt surrounding Gibbs’ mantle as the best young player in the country. Since being the first selection in the 2006 Draft, Gibbs has lived up to expectations, becoming one of Carlton’s prime movers and earning the respect of the AFL community.
Playing mainly as a midfielder where his kicking skills are a feature, Gibbs was a key leader at the Blues over his 11 seasons there. His best seas was 2014, where Gibbs secured his first John Nicholls Medal. He finished his time as a Carlton player with 231 games to his name.
Whilst Gibbs transition to Adelaide came reasonably late in his career, the lure of home was too strong to resist. Gibbs played a further 3 seasons at the Crows, taking his tally to 268. Gibbs played his last game in 2020 with a win against Carlton, a fitting way to tie up his career.
Off-field Gibbs has always maintained an interest in the media and surrounding sports shows. He is married to Lauren and they have two young children, Charlie and Madison.