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Whitfield Ready

Lachie Whitfield is hoping to follow up the "best moment of his footy life" with some more success when the GIANTS take on St Kilda on Saturday.

11:28am  Mar 28, 2014

GIANT Draft Memories

With the childhood dreams of many teenagers set to come true at the NAB AFL Draft tonight, two of the GIANTS¹ 2012 draftees have opened up about the night they became AFL players.

11:20am  Nov 21, 2013

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Bounce pass of the year?

4:01pm  Jul 13, 2014

POST-MATCH: Lachie Whitfield

10:25pm  Jun 1, 2014

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Lachie
Whitfield

Height
184 cm
DOB
18-07-1994
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2014
11
Career
30
Goals
2014
8
Career
16
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
871
Avg
79
LachieWhitfield

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Mornington
Debut:
2012
Recruited from:
Dandenong Stingrays/ Mornington
Brownlow votes:
1

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Player Bio

Victorian Lachie Whitfield was selected by the GIANTS with pick number one in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft. He is a classy medium midfielder with rare awareness and decision-making ability complemented by skills either side with hands and feet. The former Dandenong Stingray is naturally gifted with speed and endurance and is strong overhead. Whitfield made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2013 and was nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star award in his first season.
 

By any estimation Whitfield lived up to his tag as the competition’s No. 1 pick in the 2012 Draft, lining up in round one and making 19 appearances in his rookie campaign in 2013. Showing a toughness that belied his slight frame, Whitfield’s pinpoint kicking was a highlight of the Giants’ season. He ended the year averaging 17.5 touches and better than five marks.

GWS was armed with the No. 1 overall pick for the second consecutive year and classy midfielder Whitfield was the unanimous choice. Blessed with speed, endurance and plenty of skill, the teenager will add some extra polish to the Giants' talent-laden midfield. Also strong overhead, Whitfield appears tailor-made for senior action in 2013.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 12.1
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 20.5
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 79.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Hawthorn Rd 11
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 13
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 13
Marks 9 Carlton Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 11
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 125 Hawthorn Rd 11

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 99 - 67 14 7 21 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 78
2 St Kilda L 95 - 88 6 7 13 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 44
3 Melbourne W 79 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 83 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns L 134 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Port Adelaide L 97 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 188 - 77 10 6 16 7 0 0 3 1 0 0 58
10 Richmond L 41 - 154 9 4 13 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
11 Hawthorn L 94 - 87 22 10 32 9 0 2 2 4 0 0 125
12 Essendon L 66 - 81 13 8 21 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 88
13 Brisbane Lions W 80 - 125 16 16 32 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 103
14 Carlton W 100 - 92 11 9 20 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 96
15 Sydney Swans L 106 - 60 13 9 22 8 0 1 2 2 1 1 91
16 Adelaide Crows L 72 - 140 9 6 15 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 48
17 Fremantle L 136 - 60 10 10 20 5 0 0 1 1 3 1 85
18 Geelong Cats L 87 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond L 89 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne L 51 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne W 34 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 67 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs W 109 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 133 92 225 64 0 5 13 19 8 6 871

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 30
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 5.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 74.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2014
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 13, 2014
Disposals 32 Brisbane Lions Rd 13, 2014
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 19, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2013
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 10, 2013
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 125 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 GWS Giants 133 92 225 64 0 5 13 19 8 6 871
2013 GWS Giants 174 158 332 103 1 13 10 42 8 4 1351

Legend

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Kicks
H
Handballs
D
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M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

2013 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee - Round 10

Club Awards

HOSTPLUS Rising Star Award - 2013