Quinten Lynch, born January 24, 1983, Western Australia is an Australian rules footballer playing with the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), having previously played with the West Coast Eagles.
Originally from Grass Patch, a rural farming community near Esperance, Western Australia, he played for the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) before being recruited to West Coast with the 19th pick overall in the 2002 Rookie Draft.
A utility player, Lynch began his career as a defender, but later switched to the forward line, leading West Coast’s goalkicking in 2006 and 2007, as well as playing in the club’s 2006 premiership side. He also finished second in the club’s best and fairest award in 2008.
Lynch quit West Coast at the end of the 2012 season. A number of clubs were considered chances to sign him, with Carlton, Collingwood and Melbourne each having expressed interest in signing him. He eventually chose to sign a two-year contract with Collingwood. Overall, he played 209 games for West Coast.