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Seven extend

The Lions have today announced that seven promising young players have extended their commitment to the Club.

12:00pm  Oct 27, 2017

Australia's game won over Archie

From basketball convert to potential premiership winner, Archie Smith reflects on his transition to the AFL.

9:10am  Sep 6, 2017

Smith's stingray incident

BRISBANE Lions ruckman Archie Smith has been taken to hospital in an ambulance after stepping on a stingray.

2:06pm  Jan 3, 2017

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Archie's Journey

2:15pm  Aug 8, 2016

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Archie
Smith

Height
201 cm
DOB
19-07-1995
Weight
99 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
6
Career
9
Goals
2017
3
Career
4
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
256
Avg
43
ArchieSmith

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Brisbane Lions Academy
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Round 19, 2016
Recruited from: Mt Gravatt
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Archie Smith turned his back on a promising basketball career after developing a love of Australian Rules football at the relatively 'mature' age of 17. In less than 12 months, his ability was obvious and earned him a place on the Lions' rookie list. He now puts his impressive vertical leap and supreme athleticism to use on the football field as an exciting future ruck prospect.

 

Background

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship. 

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules. 

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game. 

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• The 201cm basketball convert was rewarded for his strong NEAFL form throughout the year by making his AFL debut against Port Adelaide in Round 19.

• Smith made the most of his opportunity at the senior level by finishing the game with 30 hit outs and 19 disposals, the fourth most of any Lions player on the night.

• The ruck revelation followed up his impressive debut with 32 hit outs against Adelaide the following week and kicked his first career goal in a four point win over Carlton in round 21

• Smith will look to put forth a big pre-season as he looks to firmly secure the role of second ruckman alongside Stefan Martin following the retirement of Trent West at the end of the season.

Season By Season

• Rookie Archie Smith spent his second season at the Club playing in the Reserves.

• Smith’s effort was particularly strong in the second half of the season, where he used his big bodied frame in the defensive 50 to make an impact on marking contests.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 3.0
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 10.3
    • Marks 1.5
    • Hit-Outs 10.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 42.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 5 GWS Giants Rd 14
Handballs 12 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Disposals 13 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Marks 3 Collingwood Rd 10
Hit-outs 12 Essendon Rd 15
Tackles 3 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 51 Collingwood Rd 10

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 3 6 9 3 7 0 0 2 1 0 51
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 4 9 13 0 12 3 2 2 0 0 47
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 1 12 13 1 11 0 2 3 0 0 47
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 5 4 9 2 7 2 2 0 2 0 44
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 3 7 10 1 12 0 2 1 0 0 36
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 2 6 8 2 11 0 3 1 0 1 31
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 18 44 62 9 60 5 11 9 3 1 256

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 3.1
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 14.4
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 52.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2016
Handballs 17 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 19 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Marks 3 Collingwood Rd 10, 2017
Hit-outs 32 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2016
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 14, 2017
AFL Fantasy 96 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 18 44 62 9 60 5 11 9 3 1 256
2016 Brisbane Lions 10 30 40 3 70 8 3 10 1 1 215

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

• Archie Smith – the son of former Brisbane Bullets NBL All-Star Andre Moore – looked set to pursue a basketball career in the USA, with a number of colleges offering 201cm prodigy scholarship. 

• His supreme athleticism first caught the eye of Lions Academy scouts during the U18 State Basketball Classics in 2012, and the Club acted quickly to provide him with a possible alternate pathway.

• Although Smith first saw the Academy as an opportunity to get fitter for the upcoming basketball season, he quickly fell is love with Australian Rules. 

• Less than 6 months after joining the Academy, he was selected to represent Queensland in the AFL U18 National Championships. He played a total of five matches, averaging six disposals and 18 hitouts per game. 

• He also played eight NEAFL matches with Mt Gravatt and the Lions Reserves, before being drafted to the Club with Pick No.69 at the 2013 AFL Rookie Draft.

• In less than 12 months since he first kicked an oval Sherrin, Smith was a listed AFL player, with his athleticism and flair in the ruck already drawing early comparisons to West Coast star Nic Naitanui.

Awards

Other Awards

Queensland U18 Representative
2013