Tom Lynch barely had to leave home when he was drafted by St Kilda at No. 13 in the 2008 draft. The key forward only played six games for the Saints before he was traded to Adelaide in 2012. In 2013, he topped Adelaide’s goalkicking with 33 majors, and, in 2016, he kicked a career-high 42 goals. That same year, he received his first All Australian nomination and a top three finish at Adelaide’s Club Champion. In 2018, he continued to win plenty of the ball as a playmaker up front, signing a three-year contract extension. Adelaide’s link-up man reached a decade in the AFL, fighting through an injury-interrupted campaign to play 16 games in 2019. He averaged 20.4 disposals, 335.3 metres gained, 7.3 marks and 7.4 score involvements per game, all ranked elite by Champion Data. He was ranked number one at the Club for score involvements per game. Lynch kicked 17 goals in 16 games. Married long-term partner Courtney in December 2018, and the couple have three kids.