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Fast facts

  • Born in Kempsey, NSW
  • Played for Australian Schoolboys team in 2006
  • Played junior football for Smithtown Tigers
  • Debuted for Melbourne Storm in 2008
  • Joined Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs in 2011
  • Has made 234 first-grade appearances and scored 12 tries
  • Voice Against Violence Advocate since 2018


Born in the northern NSW town of Kempsey, Aiden Tolman showed early promise as a frontrower, being selected for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2006.

Aiden made his first-grade debut for the Melbourne Storm in 2008 and signed with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs in 2011 where he remains as one of the senior squad.

The prop is a tireless performer for the blue and white, playing in every first-grade game in the last season, but suffered an ankle injury which sidelined him for eight weeks in the 2018 season.

A self described family man Aiden is studying to become a teacher when he’s not playing and juggling three small children with his partner.

Harking back to his coastal roots, he loves nothing more than to take his two young sons and daughter for a fish or a surf.

Aiden signed up to become an Advocate for Voice Against Violence, a program run in conjunction with partners including Our Watch, Full Stop Foundation and White Ribbon Australia and designed to educate young men in particular that violence is never OK.

Rugby League has a big voice in the community and through players as role models, we can help change the perspective and attitudes of those on the community.

Aiden Tolman Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

“Everybody in the community deserves to feel safe, whether in public, in the workplace or at home. To be able to raise awareness and speak out against violence is something close to my heart," Aiden says.

Acknowledgement of Country

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