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All Australian For Shaw

GIANTS vice-captain Heath Shaw has capped off a stellar season with inclusion in the 2015 Virgin Australia All Australian team.

9:19pm  Sep 22, 2015

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Heath
Shaw

Height
183 cm
DOB
27-11-1985
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2018
20
Career
282
Goals
2018
0
Career
39
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1726
Avg
86
HeathShaw

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Diamond Creek
Debut: 2005
Recruited From: Diamond Creek/Northern U18/Collingwood
Brownlow Votes: 34
Community Ambassador: Drummoyne Power

 

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@heathshaw23

Player Bio

Heath Shaw has carved out a fine career in defence since debuting in late 2005 for Collingwood. His leadership and hard-nosed approach make him one of the best big game performers. Shaw joined the GIANTS ahead of the 2014 season as part of a trade with former GIANT Taylor Adams. Shaw was named as a club Vice-Captain in early 2014. He went on to earn back-to-back All Australian accolades in 2015-2016.
 

The veteran defender failed to maintain the lofty standards of his two previous years in Sydney, but was still a valuable player and finished ninth in the best and fairest. Shaw’s passionate on-field persona didn’t always come across well to outsiders at times, but his experience and willingness to drive his teammates on and off the field is still invaluable to the GIANTS. Is a chance to move up the ground this year with the return of Adam Kennedy and Matt Buntine and the GIANTS are keen to give more opportunities to Harry Perryman.

The 2015 club champion again led the competition for kicks and rebound 50s last year, led the club for total metres gained and was named All Australian for the second successive season. Shaw's drive from the back half and experience was vital for the GIANTS and he finished fifth in the Kevin Sheedy Medal after playing every game, averaging 21 kicks and 7.8 rebound 50s. The 31-year-old demands the best of standards from his teammates and, while fiery at times, his intesity and vision make him invaluable to the GIANTS in their defensive 50.

It was a bumper 2015 season for the former Collingwood premiership star, who played his 200th senior game, led the League in kicks and rebound 50s, was named All Australian for the first time and captured the Kevin Sheedy Medal as the GIANTS' best and fairest player. Shaw showed plenty of dash from defence - he had the most bounces in the League - and set up plenty of attacking moves. He was rarely beaten one-on-one as he shut down the competitions most dangerous small forwards. Shaw's ability to repeat last season's form will go a long way to helping the GIANTS achieve their aim of making finals.

Moving to western Sydney following his nine-year career at Collingwood, Shaw admitted he wasn’t sure what to expect in his new surroundings. But it proved an excellent partnership, with the dashing defender seemingly relishing his new home. Cut down by a nasty concussion that ruled him out for three matches, Shaw still made 18 appearances and finished fifth in the best and fairest.

Following nine years and 173 games at Collingwood, helping the Pies to the 2010 premiership, Shaw has opted to continue his career in the charcoal and orange. At his best, Shaw’s dash out of defence and penetrating kick puts him among the most dangerous half-backs in the AFL. At just 28 and with a five-year contract, he should make a huge difference to the GIANTS’ fledgling backline. Joins the leadership group in his first year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 18.1
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 22.3
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 86.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 29 Essendon Rd 10
Handballs 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Disposals 34 Essendon Rd 10
Marks 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 15
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 123 Essendon Rd 10

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 13 9 22 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 98
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 17 6 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 79
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 18 5 23 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 82
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 20 4 24 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 16 2 18 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 79
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 20 3 23 8 0 0 2 4 0 0 100
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 18 2 20 6 0 1 2 5 0 0 91
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 18 2 20 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 78
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 10 5 15 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 56
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 29 5 34 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 123
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 21 1 22 10 0 1 2 1 0 0 94
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 28 3 31 9 0 0 4 0 0 0 105
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 16 7 23 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 99
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 7 4 11 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 46
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 8 6 14 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 60
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 27 3 30 9 0 0 3 4 0 0 121
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 20 8 28 5 0 0 5 3 0 0 88
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 22 3 25 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 92
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 18 1 19 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 67
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 15 5 20 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 78
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 361 84 445 115 0 9 31 53 0 2 1726

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 282
    • Kicks 15.9
    • Handballs 5.4
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 85.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 36 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016
Handballs 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2009
Disposals 38 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016
Marks 16 Hawthorn Rd 7, 2008
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs PF, 2016
Tackles 8 Essendon Rd 19, 2013
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 6, 2012
AFL Fantasy 176 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 361 84 445 115 0 9 31 53 0 2 1726
2017 GWS Giants 393 122 515 151 0 15 19 37 0 4 1986
2016 GWS Giants 503 77 580 183 2 11 23 61 1 0 2406
2015 GWS Giants 420 97 517 145 0 17 15 61 1 2 2113
2014 GWS Giants 298 88 386 95 1 6 13 31 0 3 1450
2013 Collingwood 278 113 391 114 0 9 24 60 1 6 1591
2012 Collingwood 318 105 423 107 0 19 33 58 9 2 1693
2011 Collingwood 282 95 377 116 1 10 18 60 2 2 1595
2010 Collingwood 345 144 489 129 0 14 18 53 5 3 1915
2009 Collingwood 295 187 482 118 0 12 18 43 2 3 1758
2008 Collingwood 247 119 366 125 2 14 23 33 6 5 1474
2007 Collingwood 361 126 487 164 2 30 18 69 2 4 2097
2006 Collingwood 313 135 448 160 4 21 16 54 9 4 1940
2005 Collingwood 66 24 90 40 0 1 3 11 1 0 408

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

2003 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (Collingwood) No.48 overall; 2013 NAB AFL Draft traded by Collingwood for Taylor Adams

Previous AFL Club

Collingwood (2005-13: 173 games, 37 goals)

Player Honours

AFL Awards

All Australian 2015, 2016

AFL Premiership Collingwood (2010)

Michael Tuck Medal 2011

Pre-season Premiership Collingwood (2011)

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee 2006

Club Awards

Kevin Sheedy Medallist 2015

Club Vice-Captain
2014, 2015, 2016

GIANTS Coaches Award 2015

GIANTS Members and Fans Most Valuable Player 2015

Previous Club Awards

Collingwood 3rd Best and Fairest 2009