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Sexton enjoys time down back

For a long time now, Alex Sexton has preached his willingness to play any role the coaching staff deem suitable.

2:27pm  Jun 28, 2016

Sexton recommits to the SUNS

The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to announce Alex Sexton has re-signed with the club.

5:01pm  May 19, 2016

Emerging midfielders now bearing fruit

Rodney Eade says the SUNS now have the confidence not to rely on Gary in order to win games.

12:21pm  Apr 7, 2016

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SUNS TV: Alex Sexton

2:17pm  Jun 28, 2016

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4:24pm  Jun 21, 2016

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2:13pm  May 20, 2016

Senior List

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Alex
Sexton

Height
186 cm
DOB
03-12-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
13
Career
50
Goals
2016
11
Career
29
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
807
Avg
62
AlexSexton

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Previous AFL Club: -
Draft History:  2011 NAB AFL Draft local talent access selection (Gold Coast) No. 88 overall.

Alex Sexton’s versatility is one of his greatest assets and he demonstrates an aptitude to be able to play a variety of roles, including as a run-with player.

During the first half of 2015, Sexton emerged as one of the most improved players inside Metricon Stadium, carving out a niche inside Gold Coast’s evolving engine room.

Injuries at different times in the back half of the season interrupted the Queenslander’s impressive year, but he was one player who put his hand up for a spot in the SUNS midfield in years to come.

The pinnacle of his season came against Adelaide in round six, where he was handed the job of quelling the influence of 2014 All Australian Brodie Smith. Sexton performed the duty with aplomb, completely nullifying the dangerous playmaker. He did the same again in round 17 against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 62.1

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 1
Handballs 12 Geelong Cats Rd 6
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 2
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 15
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 12
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 14
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 96 Essendon Rd 1

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 15 8 23 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 96
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 14 11 25 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 84
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 11 5 16 5 0 2 1 2 1 0 71
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 9 2 11 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 60
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 8 4 12 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 51
6 Geelong Cats L 168 - 48 8 12 20 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 72
7 Melbourne L 87 - 160 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
8 GWS Giants L 149 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles L 132 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans L 41 - 79 8 4 12 3 0 1 1 3 1 0 57
12 Richmond L 114 - 97 6 3 9 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 38
14 Hawthorn L 86 - 60 13 9 22 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 73
15 St Kilda W 108 - 68 12 7 19 9 0 0 1 2 0 1 83
16 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 113 10 7 17 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 64
17 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 59 7 11 18 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 49
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 123 85 208 44 2 7 14 24 11 7 807

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 50
    • Kicks 7.1
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 46.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 1, 2016
Handballs 12 Geelong Cats Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 2, 2016
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 15, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 12, 2016
Tackles 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2015
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2014
AFL Fantasy 96 Essendon Rd 1, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Gold Coast Suns 123 85 208 44 2 7 14 24 11 7 807
2015 Gold Coast Suns 102 44 146 32 1 8 13 29 8 3 627
2014 Gold Coast Suns 73 48 121 25 0 2 13 26 6 7 500
2013 Gold Coast Suns 20 8 28 7 0 1 2 8 3 4 146
2012 Gold Coast Suns 38 12 50 18 0 3 4 10 1 1 230

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points