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Jeremy
Finlayson

Height
196 cm
DOB
09-02-1996
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
14
Career
15
Goals
2018
4
Career
4
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
808
Avg
58
JeremyFinlayson

PLAYER BIO

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Culcairn
Debut: 2017
Recruited from: Culcairn (NSW)/Sydney Hills (NSW)
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Ingleburn

Social Media

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@jezzafinlayson

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@jezzafinlayson31

PLAYER BIO

Jeremy Finlayson grew up in Culcairn in southern NSW and was drafted from the GIANTS Academy. A tall forward who can play deep in attack where he can be difficult to stop with his strong marking ability. Is athletic and balanced but also possesses a high degree of mobility away from goal. A raw prospect, Finlayson has continued to develop in his first two years at the club before making his debut in round 15, 2017.

The athletic defender starred in the NEAFL early last year and averaged more than 25 disposals a game before eventually forcing his way into the senior side to make his debut against Geelong in round 15. Finlayson looked composed across half-back, but suffered a knee injury which took him out of the game before half-time and sidelined him for the next month. Has a quality left-foot kick and with a big summer should push for another senior opportunity early in the season.

The Academy product had a fantastic season in defence for the reserves and won the club's NEAFL Development Award. Finlayson provides great run from the back half and has a quality left foot and should push for senior selection this season. Showed in the club's NEAFL premiership win that he has the temperament to be successful at AFL level and a big pre-season shoould put him in the frame come the start of the pre-season competition.

The Academy product overcame a slow start to the season after hip surgery to show why the GIANTS drafted him in 2014. Settled into the NEAFL side in defence and finished in the best players regularly towards the end of the season. With a full pre-season and the confidence he gained suring the NEAFL finals, the dashing defender could be a chance to get a taste of senior football this year.

Developing young tall who was taken by the GIANTS with their second academy selection. Tall, athletic left-footer who uses
the ball well and can play in a variety of positions. Had some hip injury issues before the Draft Combine which delayed his first AFL pre-season. Probably a project player at this stage.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 57.7

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Collingwood Rd 2
Handballs 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 4
Marks 6 Melbourne Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 90 Fremantle Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 12 8 20 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 65
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 21 2 23 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 90
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 13 7 20 3 0 2 3 1 0 0 59
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 17 8 25 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 14 4 18 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 60
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 10 5 15 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 65
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 11 4 15 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 56
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 9 8 17 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 59
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 8 6 14 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 46
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 4 4 8 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 26
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 12 2 14 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 44
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 8 5 13 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 53
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 9 2 11 3 0 0 4 1 0 0 32
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 13 3 16 6 0 0 2 0 1 0 63
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 161 68 229 55 0 9 22 14 4 1 808

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 55.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Collingwood Rd 2, 2018
Handballs 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2018
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 4, 2018
Marks 6 Melbourne Rd 23, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2017
Goals 2 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2018
AFL Fantasy 90 Fremantle Rd 4, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 161 68 229 55 0 9 22 14 4 1 808
2017 GWS Giants 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 20

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

2014 NAB AFL Draft GWS GIANTS Academy selection (GWS GIANTS) No.85 overall

Player Honours

NEAFL Awards

NEAFL Premiership 2016

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS NEAFL Player of the Year 2016