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Player Reviews: Part 6

Today we're giving a Season Review for players with guernsey numbers 26-30.

11:37am  Sep 23, 2016

Update: Mathieson & McGrath

Here is the latest injury update for both Rhys Mathieson & Jaden McGrath.

11:42am  Mar 14, 2016

McGrath's Return

JADEN McGrath's first season with the Brisbane Lions started like a fairytale and quickly unravelled into a nightmare.

10:27am  Feb 26, 2016

Latest Player Video

McGrath hurt in tackle

12:55pm  Mar 13, 2016

New McGrath but same result

7:48pm  Mar 6, 2015

Past Players List

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Jaden
McGrath

Height
180 cm
DOB
15-06-1996
Weight
73 kg
Debut
-
Games
3
Goals
0
JadenMcGrath

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Kerang
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut:
Recruited from: Bendigo Pioneers
Brownlow Votes: -

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Introduction

Jaden McGrath is a small, speedy midfielder who shows courage and agility. He had a frustrating run with injury, missing the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships but showed potential as a member of NAB AFL Academy Level 2 squad. 

Background

• Jaden McGrath is a small forward with plenty of speed and agility to go with his courageous attack on the footy.

• McGrath had a frustrating year in 2014, missing the U18 National Championships through injury.

• However the AFL AIS Academy graduate had shown enough to be invited to the AFL Draft Combine and ultimately be drafted by the Lions.

• McGrath was drafted with the Lions' second live pick on the draft, pick 73 overall.

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Second-year player Jaden McGrath played in the NAB Cup but the 20-year-old faced a major setback from then on – suffering a stress reaction in the navicular bone in his foot and missed the remainder of the 2016 season.

Season By Season

• Drafted in 2014 at pick 73, McGrath was a standout first-year draftee and played three AFL games as well as all three NAB Challenge matches in 2015.

• Unfortunately for McGrath, after pulling up sore following the loss to Richmond in Round Three, he was diagnosed with a stress reaction in the navicular bone in his foot, requiring surgery and a 12 week lay-off.

• McGrath was progressing well before repeating the same injury later in the season – this time not requiring surgery.

Milestones

• Jaden McGrath is a small forward with plenty of speed and agility to go with his courageous attack on the footy.

• McGrath had a frustrating year in 2014, missing the U18 National Championships through injury.

• However the AFL AIS Academy graduate had shown enough to be invited to the AFL Draft Combine and ultimately be drafted by the Lions.

• McGrath was drafted with the Lions' second live pick on the draft, pick 73 overall.

Awards

Other Awards

AFL AIS Academy Graduate
2014