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Zac
Williams

Height
182 cm
DOB
20-09-1994
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
22
Career
53
Goals
2016
4
Career
13
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1760
Avg
80
ZacWilliams

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Narrandera (NSW)
Debut: 2013
Recruited From: Narrandera/NSW-ACT U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Ganmain Grong Grong Matong, Coolamon Rovers, Turvey Park Bulldogs, Howlong Spiders, Mangoplah Cookardinia Eastlakes United Goannas

Twitter

@ZacharyW666

Player Bio

Local NSW product Zac Williams was selected by the GIANTS with pick 55 in the 2012 NAB AFL Rookie Draft. The athletic half-back from Narranderra in southern NSW was the first GIANTS Academy graduate to play senior AFL when he made his debut in Round 5, 2013.
 

Had to wait until round six for his first senior game in 2015 and then headed back to the NEAFL after spending three successive weeks as the sub. But after earning another recall in round 12, Williams didn't look back. Averaged almost 20 possessions a game in his final nine games and provided brilliant support for fellow attacking defender Heath Shaw. The former GIANTS Academy product thrilled fans with his willingness to take the game on with the ball in his hands. Williams could be a star by the end of the year if his game continues to evolve.

One of the surprise packets of the GIANTS’ 2013 campaign, Williams found the going tougher early in his second year at the club. Struggling for consistency, he played only two AFL games in the opening 15 rounds. The small defender bounced back well late in the season, playing six of the final eight games.

Picked up late in last year’s rookie draft, 2013 was supposed to be a development year for the youngster from Narrandera in country NSW. Instead, Williams’ terrific form in the NEAFL led to his AFL debut in round five against Gold Coast and he made 11 senior appearances, including six in succession late in the year.

A quick, tough midfielder, Williams can also play at half-back or in a back pocket and represented NSW/ACT in 2012. Still raw, the teenager from Narrandera in country NSW also spent time in the NEAFL and has a bright future.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 20.7
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 80.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Handballs 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Disposals 31 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Marks 10 Sydney Swans Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 118 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 80 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats W 89 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 93 - 68 11 7 18 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 71
4 Port Adelaide W 151 - 65 13 3 16 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 66
5 St Kilda W 79 - 126 13 13 26 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 96
6 Hawthorn W 158 - 83 8 12 20 4 0 2 1 5 0 1 80
7 Fremantle W 77 - 95 7 3 10 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 44
8 Gold Coast Suns W 149 - 58 20 11 31 8 0 2 0 2 0 2 118
9 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 73 12 15 27 6 0 0 1 8 0 0 113
10 Adelaide Crows L 107 - 85 13 8 21 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 74
11 Geelong Cats L 98 - 88 20 5 25 8 0 2 3 3 0 0 99
12 Sydney Swans W 105 - 63 17 6 23 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 97
13 Essendon W 90 - 117 12 11 23 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 86
14 Carlton W 127 - 65 19 5 24 4 0 2 0 4 1 0 103
16 Collingwood L 93 - 125 8 8 16 3 0 0 1 7 0 0 74
17 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 146 18 6 24 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 85
18 Port Adelaide W 60 - 79 12 7 19 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 67
19 Richmond W 111 - 23 15 9 24 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 102
20 Gold Coast Suns W 84 - 92 16 8 24 5 0 1 1 3 0 1 90
21 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 97 13 7 20 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
22 Fremantle W 129 - 37 12 9 21 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
23 North Melbourne W 63 - 100 12 3 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 42
W1 Sydney Swans W 55 - 91 9 5 14 2 0 2 1 6 0 0 66
PF Western Bulldogs L 83 - 89 9 6 15 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 44
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 289 167 456 96 0 17 14 67 4 4 1760

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 53
    • Kicks 9.9
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 17.1
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2016
Handballs 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016
Disposals 31 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2016
Marks 10 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016
Goals 2 Essendon Rd 13, 2016
AFL Fantasy 118 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 GWS Giants 289 167 456 96 0 17 14 67 4 4 1760
2015 GWS Giants 104 83 187 51 0 3 5 31 5 3 776
2014 GWS Giants 63 52 115 28 0 2 6 21 2 3 460
2013 GWS Giants 71 78 149 28 0 6 4 33 2 1 592

Legend

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Frees For
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Tackles
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Goals
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Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2013 Rookie Draft GWS Academy selection (GWS GIANTS) No.55; 2013 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (GWS GIANTS) selection No.95

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

2013 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee Round 19