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Jacob
Townsend

Height
187 cm
DOB
20-06-1993
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2012
Games
32
Goals
4
JacobTownsend

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Leeton-Whitton (NSW)
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Leeton-Whitton/NSW-ACT U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Northern Jets, Coleambally, Leeton-Whitton, Griffith, Barellan

Player Bio

Riverina recruit Jacob Townsend made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2012 and played 11 games for the GIANTS in his first AFL season. Originally from Leeton, Townsend joined the GIANTS under the club’s zoning concessions and has been part of the club since its inauguration in 2010. Townsend was awarded the Coaches Award at the 2012 Kevin Sheedy Medal for his fearless attack on the footy.
 

A tough, hard-working midfielder, Townsend made further strides in 2014. Usually given a tagging role, he is a ferocious tackler, and averaged 7.5 a game in his eight senior appearances. Is still learning how to win his own ball to have a greater impact on games, but remains on track to become the hard nut most teams crave.

The tough youngster appeared in 11 games last season, adding to the 11 from his rookie campaign, as he continued his AFL development. A latecomer to the sport after playing rugby union as a junior in NSW, a calf issue interrupted his year before it was brought to a close by hip surgery.

Townsend made a tidy start to his AFL career, featuring in eight games over the first 10 weeks of the season. One of the club's better tacklers, a broken jaw interrupted his promising year before a groin injury ended it. But it was still another step forward for the former rugby union junior, who showed ability at both ends of the ground.

A hard-nosed utility, Townsend is another latecomer to Australian Football who has a background in rugby union. Hailing from Leeton in southern NSW, he was another player selected in the AIS-AFL Academy and has a bright future.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 1.0
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 2
Disposals 18 Collingwood Rd 2
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 2
Tackles 8 Melbourne Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 90 Collingwood Rd 2

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 92 - 83 9 7 16 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 63
2 Collingwood L 87 - 86 9 9 18 8 2 1 2 6 0 0 90
3 Adelaide Crows L 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 West Coast Eagles L 125 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Melbourne L 129 - 96 4 8 12 2 0 1 4 8 0 0 55
6 Port Adelaide L 59 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 90 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans W 101 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 45 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon W 67 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne L 124 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 114 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 117 - 75 3 6 9 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 36
15 Port Adelaide L 94 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon W 102 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn L 114 - 44 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants L 111 - 23 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood W 92 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats L 78 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda L 46 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans L 164 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 25 30 55 17 4 2 8 19 0 0 244

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 32
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 10.7
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 50.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Essendon Rd 6, 2013
Handballs 12 Melbourne Rd 23, 2015
Disposals 22 Melbourne Rd 23, 2015
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 2, 2016
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2014
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 23, 2015
AFL Fantasy 90 Collingwood Rd 2, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Richmond 25 30 55 17 4 2 8 19 0 0 244
2015 GWS Giants 10 12 22 3 1 0 4 6 1 0 82
2014 GWS Giants 47 37 84 17 0 8 22 60 1 3 457
2013 GWS Giants 50 43 93 21 1 5 7 25 0 1 385
2012 GWS Giants 50 38 88 25 2 11 8 37 2 3 453

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 NSW-ACT zone selection (GWS GIANTS)

Player Honours

CLUB AWARDS

Coaches Award 2012