DOB: 26 June 1988
From: Ferny Groves Falcons/Mt Gravatt, Selection #64 2008 National Draft
Statistical categories led:
Most games in jumper 44
An outstanding endurance runner who was drafted with a late pick after finishing fourth in the AFLQ Grogan Medal and representing his state against Western Australia. He had been overlooked in the two previous drafts before being selected by the Demons.
Spent much of his first season between the Casey seniors and reserves adjusting the pace of the game in Victoria before being handed his chance, along with fellow youngster Tom McNamara in a late season clash with North Melbourne. His debut, however, was cut short after just one kick when an injury he'd suffered in the warm-up flared up in the first minute and he didn't play again that day, or the rest of the season.
Back in 2010 Bail impressed in his nine games, achieving the rare feat for a Demon of his era by playing in more wins than losses during a season. He played three consecutive matches early in the year before injury forced him back to the VFL. Unable to break back into the squad until round 16 he went on to play six of the last seven matches and signed a two year contract extension at the end of the season.
Injury once again cruelled his season in 2011. Just when he was starting to shine as one of his side's best players, Bail suffered an injury against North Melbourne in Round 8 which forced him to missed the next four months of senior football, returning for a single game in the final round to take his tally to eight for the year.
Bail doubled his career games tally in 2012 despite missing four matches due to concussion related issues. He had a less succesful 2013, battling injury and playing just eight games in the first half of the year.
He had his best ever season in 2014, playing all but one match for the year and kicking 10 goals. He signed a new contract with the club near the end of the season. His 2015 season was a disappointment, managing just six games and he was delisted at the end of the year.
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