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Adam
Tomlinson

Height
194 cm
DOB
10-08-1993
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
24
Career
115
Goals
2018
12
Career
31
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1744
Avg
73
AdamTomlinson

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

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Player Bio

Adam Tomlinson is a versatile tall who can play at either end of the ground but developed as a key forward early on. 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. Tomlinson struggled to find consistency and his ideal position over the first few years of his career however a switch to defence in 2016 re-ignited Tomlinson who has been one of the GIANTS' key members of their defensive six ever since.
 

Like his fellow backmen Phil Davis and Aidan Corr, Tomlinson was a reliable and consistent key defender last year, playing 24 of the 26 games in his best season at the highest level. Has the size and strength to match it with the competition’s biggest forwards, but his agility and aerobic capacity allows him to play further up the ground. Tomlinson showed off his running power in the preliminary final loss to Richmond when he gathered 26 possessions playing as a wingman and was arguably his team’s best player. Will again be an important pillar in the GIANTS’ defence this season.

The versatile key-position player struggled for opportunities early last year and was dropped three times before the mid-season bye, but returned in round 16 and was an important player in defence. Tomlinson dominated as a midfielder at NEAFL level, but it was his strength and sure disposal down back that made a big difference to the GIANTS' season. Might have to fight for his spot again at the start of this year, but as one of the club's best athletes, he has the ability to play at either end of the ground.

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 1.4
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 72.7

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Melbourne Rd 23
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 16
Disposals 27 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Marks 12 Sydney Swans Rd 22
Hit-outs 5 Sydney Swans W1
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 110 Carlton Rd 20

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 10 10 20 8 0 0 0 2 1 1 89
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 13 10 23 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 96
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 9 5 14 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 65
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 10 1 11 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 67
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 11 7 18 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 69
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 11 8 19 6 3 0 2 3 1 1 83
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 6 2 8 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 36
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 11 3 14 4 0 0 2 5 0 1 66
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 9 9 18 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 82
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 8 2 10 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 45
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 12 5 17 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 89
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 16 11 27 6 0 2 0 4 0 0 106
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 6 4 10 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 39
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 12 6 18 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 64
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 10 14 24 7 3 2 2 2 3 0 104
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 9 5 14 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 57
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 7 6 13 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 52
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 9 8 17 6 2 0 2 4 0 0 73
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 17 4 21 4 5 0 0 4 3 0 110
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 8 4 12 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 54
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 15 6 21 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 102
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 17 3 20 6 4 0 1 1 1 0 86
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 15 6 21 7 5 0 1 1 0 0 84
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 4 5 9 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 26
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 255 144 399 129 34 8 22 63 12 4 1744

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 115
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Hawthorn Rd 16, 2017
Handballs 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2018
Disposals 27 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2018
Marks 14 Hawthorn Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2013
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2018
Goals 3 Carlton Rd 20, 2018
AFL Fantasy 113 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 255 144 399 129 34 8 22 63 12 4 1744
2017 GWS Giants 228 102 330 119 0 14 19 39 1 0 1364
2016 GWS Giants 110 70 180 66 1 6 11 21 1 3 735
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

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2013