22 June 1984
2002 National AFL Draft Pick No. 44 (Brisbane)
2004 AFL Debut
2005 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2008 traded to Collingwood for pick 93 in the AFL Draft.
Anthony grew up playing football in Darwin with Nightcliff and continued his development as a speedy forward pocket in Queensland after his family moved house. His hard running and natural ability to find the goals allows him to create opportunities out of nowhere.
Anthonyís eight senior games in 2004 provided a solid foundation for him to build on. His debut in round 4 against the West Coast Eagles in Perth gave Lions fans something to smile about, coming on early in the second quarter he generated enormous run from half back, he finished with 16 possessions and was named in the teamís beat players. A finger injury robbed Anthony of 3 months in his debutant season but his brilliant debut and promising glimpses at the end of the year set him up for an exciting 2005. His 4 goals against Essendon in round 17 of that season were enough to earn him a NAB Rising Star nomination. Three of these goals came in an important time in the last quarter as the Bombers launched a late comeback. Anthony finished that season with 22 goals in 13 games and had ten or more possessions a number of times which is a great return from a specialist forward.
Unfortunately in 2006, Anthony injured his anterior cruciate which sidelined him for 12 months. He was delisted at the end of that year but re-selected in the rookie draft. In 2007, Anthony was then elevated from the rookie list to the senior list. He played the last 2 games of the season, returning with a total of 33 possessions in those games.
During the 2008 Trade Week, Anthony was given a fantastic opportunity by the Collingwood Football Club to begin a fresh chapter in his career. In 2009, Corrie showed strong form in the opening three VFL matches before receiving a call up to the seniors.
Given Anthonyís ability to break the lines and deliver the ball inside 50 with his powerful right boot combined, Anthony will excite Collingwood for years to come.