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Pocket Profile: Shane Mumford

Shane 'Mummy' Mumford... in his own words he's a serial pest and doesn't watch any footy yet thinks Cameron Ling is the best commentator in the game.

10:16am  Jun 21, 2019

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Shane
Mumford

Height
198 cm
DOB
05-07-1986
Weight
105 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2019
12
Career
184
Goals
2019
0
Career
52
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
822
Avg
68
ShaneMumford

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Bunyip
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Bunyip/Geelong VFL/Geelong/Sydney
Brownlow Votes: 33
Community Ambassador: Greystanes Goannas

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Player Bio

Shane Mumford started his AFL career as a mature-aged rookie after being selected by Geelong in 2007’s NAB AFL Draft. The former boiler-maker from Bunyip in south-east Victoria made his AFL debut in round six, 2008. He joined the Swans at the end of 2009, playing a key role in their 2012 premiership win. Mumford was traded to the GIANTS ahead of the 2014 season and was immediately named in the club’s leadership group. After four seasons with the GIANTS Mumford retired at the end of 2017. Mumford spent 2018 as the GIANTS' ruck coach and took up boxing before coming out of retirement as a supplemental selection.‚Äč

The former club champion returns to the GIANTS after 12 months out of the game in retirement and could step straight back into the No. 1 ruck role if his body holds up over summer. Will face stiff competition from Dawson Simpson and draftee Kieren Briggs.

Returned from a serious ankle injury last year and missed just one game, further enhancing his reputation as the most physical ruckman in the game and one of the GIANTS' most important players. Mumford finished equal eighth in the club champion after again asserting his dominance at stoppages and was rewarded with a new two-year deal. Doesn't get his hands on the footy much, but his presence around the contest continually lifted the GIANTS' midfield and he will be a huge part of the club's premiership push this year.

The 2014 club champion was on track for back-to-back honours until he went down with a season-ending ankle injury in a disastrous loss to Collingwood at the MCG in round 11. Mumford's absence crippled the GIANTS, who were pushing for a top-four spot at the time. The 2012 Sydney Swans premiership player is confident he can return to his best this year, but only time will tell if Mumford can get back to the level that made him the most important player at Greater Western Sydney, especially after such a significant injury.

Arriving at GWS as a premiership-winning ruckman from his time at the Swans and just the type of big-bodied enforcer the Giants needed, the pressure was on for Mumford heading into 2014. By year’s end, he had 17 appearances to his name, finished second in the AFL for average hit-outs and claimed the Kevin Sheedy Medal as the GIANTS’ best and fairest player. Committed to the cause, Mumford is critical to the club’s hopes in the coming years.

The GIANTS’ No. 1 on-field wish during the off-season was to pick up an established ruckman. In Mumford, they have exactly that. Mumford will provide the big body in the middle and the experience the club desperately needs. At 27, he is primed to give the young GIANTS midfield first use of the ball and can also push forward to kick goals. Has already been included in the leadership group.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 2.5
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 9.6
    • Marks 1.6
    • Hit-Outs 36.2
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 68.5

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Handballs 14 Richmond Rd 3
Disposals 14 Sydney Swans Rd 6
Marks 5 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Hit-outs 53 North Melbourne Rd 13
Tackles 6 North Melbourne Rd 13
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 113 Sydney Swans Rd 6

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 West Coast Eagles L 104 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond W 125 - 76 0 14 14 2 31 2 2 6 0 0 85
4 Geelong Cats W 75 - 79 6 7 13 5 40 2 3 1 0 0 84
5 Fremantle L 82 - 106 2 5 7 2 42 2 2 5 0 0 80
6 Sydney Swans W 79 - 120 4 10 14 2 48 3 0 6 0 0 113
7 St Kilda W 114 - 70 4 6 10 1 49 2 9 3 0 1 64
8 Hawthorn L 71 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Carlton W 138 - 45 1 6 7 2 31 0 2 5 0 0 66
10 Melbourne W 68 - 94 2 5 7 2 25 2 7 3 0 0 40
11 Gold Coast Suns W 126 - 43 2 4 6 0 34 2 5 3 0 0 47
12 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 61 1 8 9 0 35 0 4 4 0 0 58
13 North Melbourne W 68 - 91 2 8 10 1 53 4 3 6 0 1 98
15 Essendon L 77 - 71 2 7 9 2 35 3 6 4 0 0 62
16 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond L 94 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood W 122 - 75 4 5 9 0 11 0 4 1 0 0 25
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 30 85 115 19 434 22 47 47 0 2 822

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 184
    • Kicks 3.0
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 30.4
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 79.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2013
Handballs 17 Richmond Rd 18, 2013
Disposals 22 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2011
Marks 7 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2013
Hit-outs 62 Sydney Swans Rd 5, 2017
Tackles 13 Melbourne Rd 20, 2017
Goals 3 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2012
AFL Fantasy 146 St Kilda Rd 22, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 GWS Giants 30 85 115 19 434 22 47 47 0 2 822
2017 GWS Giants 48 171 219 33 802 44 59 117 5 1 1753
2016 GWS Giants 47 208 255 54 800 34 53 133 3 2 1946
2015 GWS Giants 31 102 133 25 423 19 23 72 1 3 1042
2014 GWS Giants 58 158 216 38 618 22 31 98 4 2 1569
2013 Sydney Swans 67 178 245 58 581 31 38 95 9 8 1671
2012 Sydney Swans 60 115 175 52 459 29 26 75 12 4 1352
2011 Sydney Swans 90 147 237 64 662 31 41 94 11 2 1770
2010 Sydney Swans 75 186 261 45 535 33 31 101 4 3 1638
2009 Geelong Cats 35 127 162 37 256 23 19 71 3 1 995
2008 Geelong Cats 5 11 16 3 31 2 3 2 0 0 78

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History

Draft History

2008 Rookie Draft selection (Geelong) No.57; NAB AFL Draft traded by Geelong for No.28 (Mitch Duncan); 2013 NAB AFL Draft traded by Sydney for No.39 (Cameron Giles); 2018 Supplemental Selection (GIANTS)

Previous AFL Clubs

Geelong (2008-09: 21 games, 3 goals)

Sydney (2010-13: 79 games, 36 goals)

Player Honours

AFL Awards

AFL Premiership Sydney Swans (2012)

All Australian nominee 2010

Club Awards

Kevin Sheedy Medallist 2014

GIANTS Standards Award 2014, 2016

Previous Club Awards

Swans Best and Fairest 2nd Place 2010