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One year one: Witherden

Alex reflects on his journey to last year's AFL Draft.

12:22pm  Nov 16, 2017

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Witherden's comeback

Alex Witherden has revealed the hard road he travelled to achieving his lifelong dream of playing for an AFL Club.

4:41pm  Sep 11, 2017

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ONE YEAR ON: Alex Witherden

8:53am  Nov 16, 2017

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Alex Witherden on Demons

4:37pm  Aug 19, 2017

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Alex
Witherden

Height
186 cm
DOB
10-09-1998
Weight
80 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
9
Career
9
Goals
2017
2
Career
2
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
797
Avg
89
AlexWitherden

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Barwon Heads
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: 
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes:
0

Introduction

Alex Witherden was taken with pick #23 in the 2016 NAB AFL National Draft. Witherden is known as a prolific ball winner across half back. The 189cm hybrid is good offensively, but is also responsible going the other way. When up and going, Witherden is a poised prospect who can pinpoint passes from the back half and is trusted with the ball. He can direct a game with his foot skills and manages to think smartly through situations.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 15.9
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 23.6
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 88.6

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 North Melbourne Rd 23
Handballs 13 Essendon Rd 15
Disposals 29 Essendon Rd 15
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 22
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 103 West Coast Eagles Rd 19

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 67 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn L 113 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 60 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood L 129 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 12 8 20 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 77
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 16 13 29 8 0 0 2 1 0 0 96
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 13 8 21 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 82
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 18 10 28 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 91
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 18 4 22 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 97
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 18 10 28 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 103
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 15 4 19 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 70
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 13 5 18 6 0 0 2 5 0 0 81
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 20 7 27 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 99
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 143 69 212 48 0 6 8 23 2 0 797

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 15.9
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 23.6
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 88.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 North Melbourne Rd 23, 2017
Handballs 13 Essendon Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 29 Essendon Rd 15, 2017
Marks 8 Essendon Rd 15, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 22, 2017
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 23, 2017
AFL Fantasy 103 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 143 69 212 48 0 6 8 23 2 0 797

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