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Sexton vital to us, says Eade

Utility Alex Sexton has firmly established himself as a coach’s favourite at Metricon Stadium.

10:24am  Feb 27, 2017

Culture and standards driven from the top down

Alex Sexton says since Rodney Eade's arrival the requirements for elite footballers have been clear.

10:41am  Jan 13, 2017

Alex Sexton, Gold Coast’s Mr Versatile

In 2016 Alex Sexton was the go-to man when the coaches needed a job to be done.

9:36am  Sep 20, 2016

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SUNS TV: Alex Sexton

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9:51am  Sep 20, 2016

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1:51pm  Jul 26, 2016

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Alex
Sexton

Height
186 cm
DOB
03-12-1993
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2017
20
Career
75
Goals
2017
12
Career
43
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1240
Avg
62
AlexSexton

Player Bio

At A Glance

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

Alex Sexton was a huge improver in 2016, showing coach Rodney Eade he could play in the midfield as well as in his previous position on the wing.

The 23-year-old broke his arm against Melbourne in round seven and missed three matches, but upon return thrived in the middle of the ground. Sexton has always been a hard-running player with good skills, but showed he could also win the contested ball, highlighted by his 22 touches, eight tackles, seven clearances and 14 inside 50s against Fremantle in round 18. The Queenslander was rewarded for his fine play with a contract that ties him to the SUNS until the end of 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 9.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 62.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Sydney Swans Rd 16
Handballs 11 North Melbourne Rd 6
Disposals 26 North Melbourne Rd 6
Marks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Richmond Rd 19
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 110 Sydney Swans Rd 16

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 7 3 10 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 46
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 6 6 12 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 43
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 16 9 25 7 0 0 2 0 0 1 82
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 7 11 18 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 46
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 11 6 17 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 80
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 15 11 26 7 0 0 1 1 1 0 95
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 15 7 22 8 0 0 1 3 2 0 104
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 6 5 11 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 29
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 7 9 16 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 58
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 15 7 22 8 0 1 0 0 1 2 92
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 6 6 12 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 42
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 8 4 12 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 49
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 7 7 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 46
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 13 7 20 4 0 1 1 3 2 0 87
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 22 2 24 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 110
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
18 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 56 8 3 11 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
19 Richmond L 65 - 98 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 34
20 Fremantle L 90 - 67 14 5 19 9 0 0 1 1 2 0 92
21 Brisbane Lions L 142 - 84 10 6 16 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 51
22 Essendon L 57 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide L 135 - 20 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 198 116 314 93 0 7 21 28 12 7 1240

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 75
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 51.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Sydney Swans Rd 16, 2017
Handballs 12 Geelong Cats Rd 6, 2016
Disposals 26 North Melbourne Rd 6, 2017
Marks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 12, 2016
Tackles 8 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2014
AFL Fantasy 121 Fremantle Rd 18, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 198 116 314 93 0 7 21 28 12 7 1240
2016 Gold Coast Suns 179 105 284 58 2 8 20 46 13 8 1141
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

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