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Callan
Ward

Height
187 cm
DOB
10-04-1990
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
4
Career
105
Goals
2014
1
Career
53
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
399
Avg
100
CallanWard

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Spotswood 
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Spotswood/Western U18/Western Bulldogs
Brownlow Votes: 15

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Player Bio

After joining the club as an uncontracted player from the Western Bulldogs, Callan Ward became one of the inaugural co-captains of the GIANTS in 2012. Ward is a hard-running midfielder from Spotswood in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. His grandfather, Bill Gunn, played for South Melbourne from 1952 to 1959 and captained the team in 1955. Ward was drafted to the Bulldogs with pick 19 in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft. Ward won the inaugural Kevin Sheedy Medal for the GIANTS’ Best and Fairest in 2012.
 

The co-captain continues to lead from the front, compiling a second successive top-shelf season since moving north from the Western Bulldogs. In his 21 appearances he averaged more than 23 possessions and laid a club-best 94 tackles, leading to a runner-up finish in the best and fairest. His stunning year was capped by a 31-disposal, four-goal effort in the win over Melbourne in round 19.

The former Western Bulldog entered 2012 with a reputation for his toughness and hard running and billed as a player with leadership potential. By the end of the year, he had earned those plaudits and much more. An inaugural GWS co-captain, Ward had an outstanding season, leading the young Giants impressively from the midfield. He kicked the club's first ever goal in round one and would end the year as GWS' well-deserved first best and fairest winner.

Pick No.19 in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft, Ward spent four years with the Western Bulldogs before joining GWS. The hard-running midfielder has terrific leadership potential. Played 60 games with the Bulldogs and also made his International Rules debut in 2011.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 14.2
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 25.2
    • Marks 2.2
    • Hit-Outs 2.0
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 99.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Handballs 14 Melbourne Rd 3
Disposals 31 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Marks 5 St Kilda Rd 2
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 3
Tackles 11 Melbourne Rd 3
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 119 Melbourne Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 99 - 67 18 13 31 2 3 2 2 5 1 0 111
2 St Kilda L 95 - 88 15 13 28 5 1 2 1 6 0 0 110
3 Melbourne W 79 - 47 12 14 26 2 3 2 0 11 0 0 119
4 Western Bulldogs L 83 - 110 12 4 16 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 59
5 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 57 44 101 9 8 8 3 25 1 0 399

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 105
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 10.1
    • Disposals 20.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 81.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2012
Handballs 22 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2009
Disposals 36 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2012
Marks 9 Collingwood Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 6 Collingwood Rd 18, 2013
Tackles 11 Melbourne Rd 3, 2014
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 19, 2013
AFL Fantasy 139 Collingwood Rd 18, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 GWS Giants 57 44 101 9 8 8 3 25 1 0 399
2013 GWS Giants 247 242 489 95 39 28 16 94 11 6 1977
2012 GWS Giants 278 210 488 86 26 33 28 100 8 11 1946
2011 Western Bulldogs 204 253 457 74 4 35 16 96 12 11 1798
2010 Western Bulldogs 76 97 173 36 3 16 11 34 1 4 662
2009 Western Bulldogs 178 184 362 70 2 24 19 86 18 13 1546
2008 Western Bulldogs 28 32 60 18 0 1 3 10 2 0 246

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

Awards

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee  Round 18, 2009

CLUB AWARDS

Kevin Sheedy Medallist  2012

Kevin Sheedy Medal Runner Up 2013