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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.

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Lachie
Whitfield

Height
187 cm
DOB
18-07-1994
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
21
Career
72
Goals
2016
11
Career
33
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1793
Avg
85
LachieWhitfield

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Mornington
Debut:
2012
Recruited from:
Dandenong Stingrays/Mornington
Brownlow votes:
6
Community Ambassador: Marist AFC

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.
 

Had 30-plus possessions in three of his first eight appearances and looked set for a big year in 2015, but his form dropped away significantly after the mid-season break. Always uses the ball beautifully by hand or foot and will no doubt be a stronger player this year after another pre-season in the weights room. Spent most of 2015 on the wing and will be looking for more opportunities through the midfield is his inside game continues to develop. Needs to find the scoreboard more often to make use of his brilliant foot skills.

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 85.4

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Handballs 16 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 9
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 127 Hawthorn Rd 6

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne L 80 - 78 12 10 22 5 0 1 1 3 0 1 82
2 Geelong Cats W 89 - 76 11 10 21 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 86
3 Sydney Swans L 93 - 68 12 16 28 4 0 1 1 5 0 0 98
4 Port Adelaide W 151 - 65 11 12 23 9 0 0 1 3 0 2 95
5 St Kilda W 79 - 126 7 4 11 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 56
6 Hawthorn W 158 - 83 16 12 28 9 0 0 0 4 2 0 127
7 Fremantle W 77 - 95 2 11 13 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 56
8 Gold Coast Suns W 149 - 58 13 8 21 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 74
9 Western Bulldogs W 98 - 73 13 5 18 9 0 0 0 8 1 0 114
10 Adelaide Crows L 107 - 85 12 5 17 4 0 2 2 3 0 0 66
11 Geelong Cats L 98 - 88 20 8 28 9 0 1 0 1 3 0 126
12 Sydney Swans W 105 - 63 11 9 20 5 0 1 1 5 1 1 91
13 Essendon W 90 - 117 9 4 13 3 0 1 5 4 0 0 46
14 Carlton W 127 - 65 8 4 12 4 0 1 2 2 1 1 54
16 Collingwood L 93 - 125 13 9 22 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 73
17 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide W 60 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond W 111 - 23 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Gold Coast Suns W 84 - 92 13 9 22 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 98
21 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 97 9 10 19 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 65
22 Fremantle W 129 - 37 16 10 26 9 0 1 0 4 1 0 118
23 North Melbourne W 63 - 100 11 9 20 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 61
W1 Sydney Swans W 55 - 91 14 13 27 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 116
PF Western Bulldogs L 83 - 89 13 9 22 7 0 2 3 5 0 0 91
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 246 187 433 123 0 12 21 73 11 5 1793

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 72
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 20.1
    • Marks 5.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 80.0

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 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2016
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2016
AFL Fantasy 128 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 GWS Giants 246 187 433 123 0 12 21 73 11 5 1793
2015 GWS Giants 270 185 455 137 0 13 17 38 6 7 1748
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