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11:49am  Nov 9, 2013

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Mitch
Golby

Height
184 cm
DOB
03-10-1991
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
4
Career
43
Goals
2014
0
Career
6
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
305
Avg
76
MitchGolby

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Kilcunda-Bass
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 12 2011
Recruited from: Gippsland Power (VIC)
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Mitch Golby is a creative midfielder/defender who was drafted by the Lions at the end of 2009 midway through his rehabilitation from a knee reconstruction. He is a courageous left-footer who has bounced back from injury setbacks to prove a valuable addition to the Lions' squad.

Background

• Golby caught the eye of recruiters with a string of impressive performances with the Gippsland Power TAC U18 side in 2009.

• He averaged 23 disposals, eight marks and a goal in five matches with the Power and was subsequently invited to the Victorian State trials.

• He looked almost certain to represent Victoria Country in the U18 Championships but tragically injured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in a trial match at Victoria Park.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Golby proved a standout on the track over summer and earned his place in the senior team for Round 1 against Melbourne

• He quickly became an integral member of the Lions’ backline, and averaged more than 18 disposals per game.    

• He earned an AFL Rising Star nomination for his 24-disposal effort against GWS in Round 8, and collected a career-high 26 possessions against the Gold Coast in QClash3.

• Golby’s breakthrough season ended prematurely, however, when a stress fracture was found in his foot after the team’s Round 14 match against Melbourne. The injury didn’t progress as well as planned, and ended up keeping him sidelined for the remainder of the season.

• Despite playing just 13 matches, Golby secured a personal best result in the Club Champion award when he finished 14th – further proving that he was one of the team’s ‘most improved’ in 2012.  

• After overcoming an interrupted debut season, Golby enjoy an incident-free pre-season and earned a place in the Lions' NAB Cup round-robin opener against Essendon/St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.  

• During a second pre-season run against the Western Bulldogs at Visy Park, Golby limped off the field and headed straight to the rooms. While some feared the worst, the knee injury required on reltaively minor surgery and around four weeks on the sidelines.   

• He returned in time for the Reserves' Round 1 loss against Morningside and was widely considered the Lions' best player.

• He continued his good form throughout the first half of the season in the NEAFL - with his run and carry across half-back a feature of his game - and earned selection in Queensland's initial State squad.

• On the eve of the Lions' Round 12 match against Carlton, Golby was elevated to the senior list in place of draftee Ryan Lester who was placed on the long-term injured list.

• He was promptly named in the Lions' Round 12 and proceeded to collect 16 disposals and lay five tackles in his senior debut against the Blues at Etihad Stadium.

• He quickly became a relatively permanent fixture of the Lions backline for the remainder of the season, playing eight of the next 12 matches and averaging 13 disposals per game.

• At the 2011 AFL National Draft, the Lions used their final selection (Pick No.69 overall) to elevate Golby permanently to the Club's senior list for 2012.

• Golby continued his rehabilitation from knee surgery throughout the start of the 2010 season and eventually found his way back into the Lions Reserves side by May.

• But just two games into his return, he injured the same knee and required an arthroscopic tidy-up which forced him back on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 18.5
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 76.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Disposals 28 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Marks 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 110 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 8 8 16 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 64
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 9 5 14 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 15 13 28 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 110
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 9 7 16 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 64
5 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
6 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 4 41 33 74 26 0 0 2 11 0 0 305

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 43
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 8.0
    • Disposals 18.0
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2013
Handballs 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2012
Disposals 29 Fremantle Rd 12, 2013
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 15, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Essendon Rd 8, 2013
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 14, 2013
AFL Fantasy 110 Gold Coast Suns Rd 3, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 41 33 74 26 0 0 2 11 0 0 305
2013 Brisbane Lions 202 151 353 83 0 11 21 46 6 2 1327
2012 Brisbane Lions 135 106 241 61 0 9 13 47 0 0 958
2011 Brisbane Lions 50 54 104 26 0 5 7 27 0 1 429

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

Milestones

AFL Brisbane Lions: 21 games, 0 goals

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star Nomination
2012

Club Awards

Lions Pre-Season Premiership Player
2013