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Adam
Tomlinson

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-08-1993
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
2
Career
55
Goals
2016
0
Career
17
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
94
Avg
47
AdamTomlinson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Canterbury (Vic)
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Canterbury/Trinity Grammar/Oakleigh U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Drummoyne Power

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Player Bio

Adam Tomlinson is a versatile tall who can play at either end of the ground but has developed as a key forward in the first few years of his career. After being selected by the GIANTS with pick nine in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft, Tomlinson made his debut against the Swans in Round 1, 2012. With impressive speed and agility for his size, the Victorian was recruited from Trinity Grammar School and the Oakleigh Chargers.
 

A serious toe injury and a wealth of key-position talent limited Tomlinson to just eight senior games last season and he was almost lost to Carlton in the trade period. His versatility makes him a valuable player, but also leaves him without a set position, which looked like it worked against him in 2015. Looks at home as a lead-up forward - he took 10 marks, had 16 possessions and kicked a goal against Geelong in round 17 - but can also play back and as a back-up ruckman to Shane Mumford.

Unable to determine a best position in the early stages of his career, versatility is emerging as a strength for the prodigiously talented Tomlinson. Using his size when played through the midfield, he is also blessed with great pace when matched up with taller opponents. The highlight of a strong 2014 was his 19 disposals, 10 marks and two goals against Fremantle in round 17.

If Tomlinson’s first year in 2012 was a little disappointing as he adjusted to life at AFL level, it was quickly forgotten in a stunning campaign in 2013. Featuring in 17 games, he topped the club with 127 marks for the year, including a club-record 14 against Adelaide in round seven. Averaging 16 touches for the season, his size, athleticism and versatility make him a nightmare match-up for opposition sides.

Tomlinson came into 2012 renowned for his athleticism and his ability to play at both ends of the ground. But the GIANTS appeared to have difficulty at times knowing where to play the talented teenager. The 193cm utility played four of the opening five games of the season, but would finish with only nine for the year. With his skill set and marking ability, however, it is only a matter of time before he makes an impact.

At 193cm and 88kg, Tomlinson was one of the most athletically gifted players in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft class. Capable of playing forward and back, he also has great running ability for his size and terrific skills. Another of the GIANTS' former Oakleigh Chargers, Tomlinson was also a member of the 2011 AIS-AFL Academy.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 47.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 4 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Disposals 9 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Marks 4 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 52 Port Adelaide Rd 4

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 80 - 78 6 3 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 42
2 Geelong Cats W 89 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 93 - 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Port Adelaide W 151 - 65 5 4 9 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 52
5 St Kilda W 79 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Hawthorn W 158 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 2 11 7 18 8 1 0 1 6 0 1 94

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 55
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 15, 2012
Disposals 24 Melbourne Rd 21, 2014
Marks 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2013
Hit-outs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2013
Tackles 6 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 113 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 GWS Giants 11 7 18 8 1 0 1 6 0 1 94
2015 GWS Giants 70 40 110 50 16 4 3 13 2 3 518
2014 GWS Giants 181 126 307 127 9 8 13 47 8 6 1396
2013 GWS Giants 179 89 268 127 22 11 7 27 5 6 1252
2012 GWS Giants 56 43 99 31 0 3 2 16 2 1 421

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

History

Draft History

2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.9 overall

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

2013 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee Round 17