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Jarrod Witts - 2019 Club Champion

Co-captain Jarrod Witts has claimed his first ever Best & Fairest after taking out the top award at Gold Coast’s 2019 Club Champion.

9:56pm  Aug 31, 2019

Witts happy with high workload

Jarrod Witts is shouldering a workload like none other this season, and the Gold Coast co-captain has no intention of slowing down.

4:23pm  May 8, 2019

Club’s captains humbled by appointments

The Gold Coast SUNS on Monday announced the appointments of David Swallow and Jarrod Witts as co-captains of the football club for the 2019 season.

6:21pm  Feb 25, 2019

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Jarrod
Witts

Height
209 cm
DOB
13-09-1992
Weight
111 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
22
Career
102
Goals
2019
3
Career
25
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2298
Avg
104
JarrodWitts

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: Career votes 3.
Previous AFL Club: Collingwood (2011-16, 40 games, 18 goals)
Junior Club: St Ives (NSW)
Draft History: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Collingwood) No. 67 overall as NSW scholarship holder; 2016 NAB AFL Draft traded by Collingwood for No. 35 (Callum Brown), No. 57 (Josh Daicos).

Jarrod Witts continues to evolve his game as the number one ruckman and has been a huge asset since he joined the club in 2016. He is an extremely respected member of the playing group, being promoted to the leadership group in his second year at the club and standing in as captain for one game in 2018. He doesn’t speak often, but when he does – people listen. After signing a five-year contract extension, Witts will remain a SUN until the end of 2024.

The durable 209cm ruckman played every match in 2018 and was one of the club’s most consistent players, finishing the year in the top 10 for the best and fairest. He’ll face a challenge from a fit Tom Nicholls for the starting ruck role, but it’s hard to see Witts relinquishing the role he has performed so well in the last two seasons. He’s possibly one of the most under-rated, but Witts’ next challenge is to put his hand up as one of the premier ruckman of the AFL competition and lead the team to more wins in the process.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 45.8
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 104.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Essendon Rd 19
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 23
Disposals 20 GWS Giants Rd 23
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 20
Hit-outs 69 GWS Giants Rd 23
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 4
Goals 1 Richmond Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 154 GWS Giants Rd 23

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 7 6 13 2 44 0 0 3 0 0 95
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 9 7 16 2 35 2 1 3 0 0 93
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 7 4 11 2 51 0 2 3 0 0 92
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 9 4 13 3 44 3 0 7 1 0 125
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 9 8 17 5 46 2 1 5 0 0 123
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 5 8 13 2 43 1 2 6 0 0 99
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 6 8 14 1 60 0 1 1 0 0 98
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 3 5 8 3 44 1 2 2 0 0 75
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 11 3 14 4 34 3 0 2 0 0 96
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 8 7 15 3 51 2 1 2 1 0 111
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 10 5 15 1 49 6 0 3 0 0 110
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 8 6 14 0 47 1 1 2 0 0 89
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 7 6 13 3 39 4 0 0 0 0 85
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 10 7 17 3 55 2 1 2 0 0 115
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 11 8 19 4 36 3 3 2 1 1 106
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 12 5 17 3 32 4 2 5 0 1 106
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 10 2 12 2 46 2 0 2 0 1 97
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 13 6 19 4 60 2 1 1 0 0 126
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 7 8 15 6 27 2 1 4 0 0 97
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 10 3 13 3 53 2 1 3 0 0 109
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 4 8 12 3 42 1 1 5 0 0 97
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 12 8 20 5 69 5 1 4 0 0 154
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 188 132 320 64 1007 48 22 67 3 3 2298

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 102
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 32.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 84.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2018
Handballs 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2018
Disposals 25 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2018
Marks 7 North Melbourne Rd 16, 2018
Hit-outs 69 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2019
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2014
AFL Fantasy 154 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 188 132 320 64 1007 48 22 67 3 3 2298
2018 Gold Coast Suns 156 144 300 46 854 32 26 86 2 6 2064
2017 Gold Coast Suns 112 128 240 46 682 26 16 64 2 4 1662
2016 Collingwood 8 8 16 3 31 4 3 8 0 1 108
2015 Collingwood 58 57 115 23 245 15 10 41 5 4 785
2014 Collingwood 108 91 199 57 375 11 20 70 8 4 1335
2013 Collingwood 29 35 64 23 74 4 4 20 5 3 405

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