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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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Post Match: Lachie Whitfield

8:10pm  Apr 18, 2015

Post Match: Lachie Whitfield

5:06pm  Apr 5, 2015

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Lachie
Whitfield

Height
184 cm
DOB
18-07-1994
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2015
3
Career
33
Goals
2015
2
Career
18
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
312
Avg
104
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 3
    • Kicks 16.3
    • Handballs 12.7
    • Disposals 29.0
    • Marks 7.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 104.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Handballs 17 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Disposals 37 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 3
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
15 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 1 49 38 87 23 0 2 3 3 2 3 312

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 33
    • Kicks 10.8
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 19.5
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 76.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2014
Handballs 17 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015
Disposals 37 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 1, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2013
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 10, 2013
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 49 38 87 23 0 2 3 3 2 3 312
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