IN his ninth season in red and blue, Alex Neal-Bullen was as reliable and courageous as always.  

Our no.30 brought energy, passion, determination and booted 19 goals throughout the year on his way to a career-high sixth place finish in Melbourne’s Best and Fairest.  

Notching up 150 games for Melbourne this year, Neal-Bullen recorded a career-high for tackles in 2023, matching his 2018 effort of 118.


Season averages

Tackles: 4.7 (Elite)  
Pressure acts: 21.1 (Elite)
Contested possession: 6.2 (Above average)  
Goal Accuracy: 52.8% (Above average)  
Disposals: 15.5 (Above average) 

Game of the year

When the Dees faced Richmond in round 20, Neal-Bullen finished the day with 22 disposals, six tackles, a goal, five intercept possession and 11 contested possessions, proving himself to be a true heart and soul player. 


In Round 7, the Dees took on North Melbourne at the MCG. 

Epitomising Demon Spirit, this run-down highlight of Neal-Bullen got every Dees fan out of their seat.  


Forwards coach Greg Stafford on Neal-Bullen: 

He puts an enormous amount of work both sides of the ball, whether it be linking up in offense but also putting in a power of work defensively.  

Often find him in our defensive 50 hunting down opposition, putting pressure on and tackling, it’s a credit to the way his game has rounded out.”  

Off the field

In the off-season of 2022, Neal-Bullen and his lovely partner Georgie became husband and wife