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A chance for Rising Star

AFL Media take a look at the 2018 rising star contenders.

11:18am  Mar 7, 2018

The Roar Deal: Witherden and Ashmore

Alex Witherden and Kaitlyn Ashmore join The Roar Deal this week.

10:43am  Feb 8, 2018

WitherDONE

Promising half-back Alex Witherden has delighted Brisbane Lions members and supporters by extending his playing contract.

3:30pm  Feb 2, 2018

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Witherden re-signs!

2:38pm  Feb 2, 2018

ONE YEAR ON: Alex Witherden

8:53am  Nov 16, 2017

Witherden on Future Stars

2:53pm  Sep 11, 2017

Senior Players List

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Alex
Witherden

Height
188 cm
DOB
10-09-1998
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
4
Career
13
Goals
2018
0
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
326
Avg
82
AlexWitherden

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Barwon Heads
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 14, 2017
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.

Background

• Alex Witherden was drafted to the Lions from Geelong Falcons’ at Pick No. 23 in 2016. 

• The season before his drafting saw Witherden elevated to the NAB AFL Academy, but a broken leg in May saw him miss the rest of the season following injury. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• The prolific ball winner dominated the midfield in the Lions’ NEAFL team earlier in the year, before earning his AFL debut.

• Witherdone got his Senior call up in Round 14 against the GWS Giants where he collected 20 disposals, 12 kicks and seven marks.

• The young defender finished as 17th on the 2017 Rising Star Nomination tally and averaged 23.6 disposals, 15.9 kicks and 5.3 marks.

• Witherden played nine of the final ten games for the season, only missing Round 21 due to a minor hamstring injury.

Season by Season

• In February, Witherdone delighted Lions fans when he extended his playing contract with the Club until the end of 2020.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 16.3
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 5.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 81.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Richmond Rd 4
Handballs 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Disposals 27 Richmond Rd 4
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 97 Richmond Rd 4

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 107 - 82 12 9 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 72
2 Melbourne L 74 - 100 16 8 24 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 77
3 Port Adelaide L 97 - 92 18 2 20 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 80
4 Richmond L 110 - 17 19 8 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
5 Gold Coast Suns L 51 - 73 11 10 21 11 0 1 1 3 0 0 96
6 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 5 65 27 92 23 0 2 2 3 0 0 326

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 16.0
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 23.4
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 86.4

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 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5, 2018
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
2018 Brisbane Lions 65 27 92 23 0 2 2 3 0 0 326
2017 Brisbane Lions 143 69 212 48 0 6 8 23 2 0 797

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