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Jeremy
Finlayson

Height
196 cm
DOB
09-02-1996
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
16
Career
31
Goals
2019
31
Career
35
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1118
Avg
70
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

Follow Jeremy on Twitter
@jezzafinlayson

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@jezzafinlayson31

PLAYER BIO

Jeremy Finlayson grew up in Culcairn in southern NSW and was drafted from the GIANTS Academy. Is athletic and balanced but also possesses a high degree of mobility. A raw prospect, Finlayson continued to develop in his first two years at the club before making his debut in round 15, 2017. Finlayson played 14 games in 2018, impressing particularly in the early parts of the season. As a proud Aboriginal man, he is on the club’s RAP committee.

The athletic defender started the year in a blaze of glory and was one of the form half-backs of the competition, with his closing speed and booming left foot making him a key part of the GIANTS’ backline. But Finlayson’s form and confidence fell away sharply and he was dropped after round nine, played just five more games for the season and was overlooked for both finals. If he has a decent summer, Finlayson has the physical tools to be a star.

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

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 3.1
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 69.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Disposals 23 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 9
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 127 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 112 - 40 8 1 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 43
2 West Coast Eagles L 104 - 52 16 3 19 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 77
3 Richmond W 125 - 76 12 3 15 5 0 2 1 2 5 1 95
4 Geelong Cats W 75 - 79 11 1 12 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 69
5 Fremantle L 82 - 106 8 2 10 5 0 0 0 3 3 2 75
6 Sydney Swans W 79 - 120 9 5 14 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
7 St Kilda W 114 - 70 7 1 8 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 51
8 Hawthorn L 71 - 38 14 3 17 9 0 0 1 1 3 2 96
9 Carlton W 138 - 45 9 3 12 3 0 3 0 4 5 1 92
10 Melbourne W 68 - 94 12 4 16 9 0 0 0 1 1 1 82
11 Gold Coast Suns W 126 - 43 18 5 23 12 0 1 0 3 2 2 127
12 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 61 4 6 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 30
13 North Melbourne W 68 - 91 5 5 10 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 49
15 Essendon L 77 - 71 11 4 15 11 1 0 2 0 2 1 82
16 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 94 2 3 5 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 15
17 Richmond L 94 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 122 - 75 10 1 11 7 0 0 1 2 3 1 77
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 156 50 206 91 4 8 9 23 31 14 1118

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 31
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 14.2
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 62.8

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 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2019
Hit-outs 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2019
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 9, 2019
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 9, 2019
AFL Fantasy 127 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 GWS Giants 156 50 206 91 4 8 9 23 31 14 1118
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 (GIANTS) No.85 overall

Player Honours

NEAFL Awards

NEAFL Premiership 2016

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS NEAFL Player of the Year 2016