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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 GIANTSĀ¹ 2012 draftees have opened up about the night they became AFL players.

11:20am  Nov 21, 2013

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50 Up For Whitfield

12:00pm  Aug 28, 2015

Radio: Lachie Whitfield on SEN

11:55am  Aug 11, 2015

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Lachie
Whitfield

Height
184 cm
DOB
18-07-1994
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2015
20
Career
50
Goals
2015
5
Career
21
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1698
Avg
85
LachieWhitfield

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Mornington
Debut:
2012
Recruited from:
Dandenong Stingrays/Mornington
Brownlow votes:
3
Community Ambassador: Rooty Hill RSL Power

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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.
 

Lighting up the GIANTS with his skill and disposal efficiency in his rookie campaign, injuries made for a more difficult follow-up in 2014. After playing the opening two games, he spent a month on the sidelines with a foot issue. Showing an improved ability to get forward, he kicked three goals against Fremantle in round 17 before a shoulder injury ended his year. Despite his fitness troubles, averaged 21 touches and six marks in his 11 games.

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 22.1
    • Marks 6.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 84.9

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Collingwood Rd 11
Handballs 17 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Disposals 37 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 12 Collingwood Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 22
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 128 Sydney Swans Rd 3

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda W 78 - 87 18 13 31 11 0 1 2 0 1 0 114
2 Melbourne W 101 - 56 11 8 19 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 70
3 Sydney Swans L 111 - 90 20 17 37 8 0 1 1 1 1 2 128
4 Gold Coast Suns W 119 - 53 9 7 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
5 West Coast Eagles L 120 - 33 13 14 27 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 96
6 Hawthorn W 108 - 98 16 10 26 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 88
7 Carlton W 57 - 135 11 7 18 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 77
8 Adelaide Crows W 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs L 113 - 68 16 15 31 11 0 0 1 0 0 1 109
10 Brisbane Lions W 97 - 67 12 10 22 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 82
11 Collingwood L 119 - 77 22 4 26 12 0 2 1 2 0 0 117
12 North Melbourne L 61 - 117 12 7 19 8 0 0 3 2 0 0 73
14 Richmond L 78 - 69 9 8 17 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 86
15 St Kilda W 84 - 49 8 8 16 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 48
16 Gold Coast Suns W 79 - 94 13 4 17 8 0 0 2 0 0 1 66
17 Geelong Cats L 42 - 69 16 6 22 8 0 2 1 2 0 0 91
18 Fremantle L 84 - 63 8 7 15 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 76
19 Essendon W 93 - 61 15 9 24 4 0 2 1 3 1 0 92
20 Port Adelaide L 111 - 90 7 5 12 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 54
21 Sydney Swans L 44 - 133 16 9 25 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 81
22 Carlton W 132 - 51 12 10 22 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 100
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 10 264 178 442 135 0 12 16 36 5 7 1698

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 50
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 20.0
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 78.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Collingwood Rd 11, 2015
Handballs 17 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015
Disposals 37 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015
Marks 12 Collingwood Rd 11, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2013
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 22, 2015
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 17, 2014
AFL Fantasy 128 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 GWS Giants 264 178 442 135 0 12 16 36 5 7 1698
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

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

2012 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.1 overall

Player Honours

AFL Awards

2013 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Round 10

Club Awards

GIANTS Rising Star Award 2013