James Badenach

… and why:
The real reason for this nickname has never been fully understood by the public. The nickname was first heard during a Tasmanian pub brawl in 1991
Married to the lovely Mel, who, to the universal consensus of the Dragons, is way too good for Badders
Favourite number & Position:
32, back flank
No. of Dragons Games:
Recruited From:
Hobart; previously trained with the Hutchins Old Boys footy club for two weeks in 1995 but could not get a game in the 4ths
AFL club supported:
Essendon. Most hated club – Carlton
Career Highlight:
Hanoi 2003 v Bangkok – retaining the Hamilton/Redell cup and palying the entire game
Where are you now:
Favourite Hong Kong Bar:
Most memorable Dragons moment:
Muay Thai Boxing – Bangkok 2003
Advice for other Dragons:
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is sometimes difficult to remind oneself that the initial objective was to drain the swamp