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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

Jarrod's journey

Has there been a bigger player transformation in the AFL in recent years than Jarrod Witts?

5:26pm  Feb 25, 2019

Introducing your Captains

David Swallow and Jarrod Witts have been appointed co-captains of the Gold Coast SUNS.

10:29am  Feb 25, 2019

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Witts on SEN

10:14am  Feb 26, 2019

Captaincy Reveal Press Conference

1:36pm  Feb 25, 2019

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Jarrod
Witts

Height
209 cm
DOB
13-09-1992
Weight
111 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
0
Career
80
Goals
2019
0
Career
22
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
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 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 80
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 28.3
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 79.5

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 64 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2018
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 18, 2018
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2014
AFL Fantasy 140 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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