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Cameron Bruce

Last played for Hawthorn Hawks in 2012
Games: 234     Born: September 30, 1979     Origin: MHSOB
Playing Height: 190cm     Playing Weight: 86kg     Position: Midfield, Ruck
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #5 2010 Pre-Season Draft by Hawthorn Hawks
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Cameron Bruce Biography

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Cameron Bruce joins Brendon Bolton's coaching panel at Carlton after the departure of experienced coaching director Neil Craig.

"Cameron has impressive credentials and his playing experience and knowledge of the modern game will be a terrific asset for our young playing group," Carlton head of football Andrew McKay said.

"As we broaden our coaching panel, Cameron will be working closely with Brendon and our line coaches around strategy and analytics."

Sunday, 5 October 2014
Jordan Lewis has capped off his career-best season by winning the club's best and fairest award, the Peter Crimmins Medal, for the first time.

Lewis (185 votes) surged to victory on the back of a stellar second half of the year to win comfortably from runner-up Grant Birchall (163) and fellow vice-captain Jarryd Roughead (161).

He polled in 22 of his 24 games and in every game after round 12.

In his acceptance speech, he paid particular tribute to Hawks midfield coach Cameron Bruce for turning him into a consistently elite performer.

"We sort of sat down after round five or six and sort of changed the way I played," Lewis said.

"I probably wasn't getting to as many contests as I would've liked and we reviewed a lot of tape and put in place a plan that we thought would improve my football.

"I think as you saw as the year progress I managed to play a lot more consistently than I have in the past."

Monday, 14 October 2013
Cameron Bruce is promoted from development to the role of assistant coach at the Hawks following Adam Simpson accepting the role of head coach at West Coast.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Retired midfielder Cameron Bruce stays at Hawthorn as the club's development coach.

"Having only recently retired, his AFL experience and knowledge of the modern game will be invaluable to the younger players under his tutelage," Hawks head coach Alastair Clarkson said.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
An persistent back injury forces Hawthorn and former Melbourne veteran Cameron Bruce to call an end to his AFL career.

"Although it didn't work out as Cameron would have hoped on the field, he has made a significant contribution to our club," Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.

"We're delighted he is eager to contribute to the team in a coaching or leadership role for the remainder of the season."

Sunday, 22 April 2012
The wheel has turned full circle for former Demon Cameron Bruce, now resuming a run-with role with Hawthorn.

"I sort of made a name for myself doing run-with roles early on, then you start to win a bit of the ball and you get tagged yourself," Bruce said.

"I probably don't have the tools in the kit bag that I used to have, so I'm going back to basics and doing a role for the team."

Sunday, 1 May 2011
Hawthorn has been dealt a blow with the club announcing utility Cameron Bruce a month with a PCL injury.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Demon legend Cameron Bruce has been revitalised by his move to Hawthorn and believes he will be a Hawk for a few years yet .

"They say that a change does wonders and it's amazing how I feel about it. I'm learning new things about the game and improving my performance is something that really excites me," Bruce said.

"To be a part of a really successful side is something that will hopefully drive me for a few more years yet ... I still think I've got a lot of improvement left in my game and hopefully this move prolongs my career."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Cameron Bruce is hopeful he can play for at least two more years with Hawthorn after being picked by the Hawks in the 2010 pre-season draft.

"Hopefully I have got quite a few years left in me," Bruce said.

"I'm pretty fit and pretty confident in my body being able to cope. From now it is a year-by-year proposition but I'm confident I've got quite a few years left."

Thursday, 25 November 2010
Hawks skipper Luke Hodge says ex-Demon Cameron Bruce will be a major addition if he joins via the pre-season draft.

"We've had a few changes since last year and we've brought in a few younger guys, so hopefully we'll be bringing in another mature head in Brucie and he can help guide the younger guys the right way," Hodge said.

Saturday, 6 November 2010
Veteran demon Cameron Bruce shocks Melbourne officials by walking out on the club after refusing to accept a one-year deal.

Bruce is expected to nominate for the upcoming AFL national draft.

"During my tenure as coach he has been nothing but a true professional with his attitude and approach to the game, but it's disappointing that he is leaving," Demons coach Dean Bailey said about Bruce's decision to leave.

"Cameron has had an outstanding career, and will always be remembered as a Melbourne Football Club player."

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Melbourne's vice-captain Cameron Bruce says personal attention from some of his teammates might help bring St Kilda's Luke Ball to the club .

"I was fortunate enough to play in the international rules with Luke and his leadership and professionalism would be unbelievable for this [young] group of players here, and he'd help us older guys too," Bruce said.

"Whatever his decision is, hopefully it involves coming down to the Demons."

Monday, 10 August 2009
Melbourne vice-captain Cameron Bruce has fractured a radius bone in his right wrist that will spell the end of his 2009 season.

Bruce suffered the injury during Melbourne's 62-point loss to North Melbourne.

Monday, 13 July 2009
Melbourne forward Liam Jurrah can excite the crowd in a similar way to Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin, according to Demon veteran Cameron Bruce.

"Every time he goes near the ball they get excited, I liken it to the way the crowd are with 'Buddy' and every time he went near the ball. It's something you don't experience too often," Bruce said.

"I was doing cartwheels in the backline, watching him go up for those marks."

Thursday, 24 April 2008
James McDonald and Cameron Bruce are named as co-captains of Melbourne after skipper David Neitz is sidelined for eight weeks due to a serious neck injury.

Neitz is expected to return towards the end of the season where he will play his final matches before retiring.

Monday, 4 February 2008
Cameron Bruce is expected to miss at least a month after straining a medial ligament in his knee during a contested training drill.

Bruce will be sidelined for most of the pre-season but the Demons are expecting that he will be available for their round 1 clash against Hawthorn scheduled for March 23.

"It will be a few weeks. We are just getting the weight off the knee at the moment, and we will have a conservative approach leading into the pre-season games, but we expect him to play a few practice matches and be ready for Round 1," Melbourne football manager Craig Cameron said.

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