In a stellar first season as Gold Coast’s co-captain, Jarrod Witts claimed the club’s top honour by taking out the Best & Fairest.
The 26-year-old broke the record for most hit outs in a regular season, registering 1008 from his 22 games at an average of 45.82. His work at ground level was also exceptional, with the ruckman averaging 15 disposals, three marks and three tackles per game.
Signing a five-year contract extension prior to the season starting, Witts took his leadership off the field to new levels in 2019 and will continue to be a key pillar of the club for years to come.
Arguably the most consistent player at the SUNS all season, Witts’ best individual effort would have to be in the last game of the season against GWS. The skipper was herculean in the ruck, amassing 69 hit outs against Shane Mumford.
He was also prolific around the ground with 20 disposals (11 contested), five marks and four tackles.
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Despite all the highlights on the field in 2019, Witts’ being crowned Gold Coast’s Club Champion to a standing ovation would have to be one of his best career achievements to date.
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