Published on September 9, 2019 10:22 pm

2019 VFL Team of the Year

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COACH: Craig McRae (Richmond)

 

B: Jack Charleston Hugh Beasley Daniel Coffield 
Williamstown Richmond Richmond
HB: Leigh Masters Nick Coughlan Harvey Hooper
Williamstown Werribee Port Melbourne
C: Eli Templeton James Munro Mitch Hibberd
Port Melbourne Casey Demons Williamstown
HF: Sam Fisher Jake Riccardi Anthony Scott
Northern Blues Werribee Footscray
F: Mitch White Jordan Lisle Sam Fox
Casey Demons Port Melbourne Sandringham
FOLL: Nick Meese Tom Gribble  Alex Woodward (C)
Williamstown Werribee Collingwood
INT: Michael Barlow Marcus Lentini  Josh Newman
Werribee Coburg Frankston
Jack Henderson Shannen Lange  Jesse Corigliano
Werribee Port Melbourne Coburg

 

 

 

Back pocket: JACK CHARLESTON (Williamstown)

179cm 26-year-old / ninth VFL season / averaged 12 disposals at 76 per cent efficiency, 2.5 marks and two rebound-50s in 16 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Full-back: HUGH BEASLEY (Richmond)

193cm 22-year-old / third VFL season / averaged 13 disposals at 76 per cent efficiency, three marks and 3.5 rebound-50s in 14 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Back pocket: DANIEL COFFIELD (Richmond)

186cm 23-year-old / fourth VFL season / averaged 11 disposals at 81 per cent efficiency, four marks and 2.5 rebound-50s in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Half-back: LEIGH MASTERS (Williamstown)

186cm 27-year-old / ninth VFL season / averaged 14 disposals, 4.5 marks and three rebound-50s in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Centre-half-back: NICK COUGHLAN (Werribee)

194cm 22-year-old / second VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 15 disposals at 78 per cent efficiency, five marks and five rebound-50s in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Half-back: HARVEY HOOPER (Port Melbourne)

185cm 22-year-old / fourth VFL season / averaged 20 disposals, 11 uncontested possessions, 4.5 marks, four inside-50s and 2.5 rebound-50s in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Wing: ELI TEMPLETON (Port Melbourne)

183cm 24-year-old / third VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 27 disposals at 72 per cent efficiency, 17 uncontested possessions, five rebound-50s and 4.5 inside-50s in 18 home-and-away games / third Team of the Year selection

 

Centre: JAMES MUNRO (Casey Demons)

184cm 24-year-old / sixth VFL season / averaged 21 disposals, 11 contested possessions, 8.5 tackles and 4.5 clearances in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Wing: MITCH HIBBERD (Williamstown)

191cm 22-year-old / first VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 24 disposals, 12 contested possessions, seven tackles and four inside-50s in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Half-forward: SAM FISHER (Northern Blues)

181cm 21-year-old / second VFL season / averaged 24 disposals at 72 per cent efficiency, 13 contested possessions, eight clearances and 4.5 inside-50s in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Centre-half-forward: JAKE RICCARDI (Werribee)

195cm 19-year-old / first VFL season / averaged 11 disposals and five marks as well as kicking 35 goals in 18 home-and-away games / 2019 Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal winner / first Team of the Year selection

 

Half-forward: ANTHONY SCOTT (Footscray)

180cm 24-year-old / fourth VFL season / averaged 17 disposals, four tackles and four inside-50s as well as kicking 19 goals in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Forward pocket: MITCH WHITE (Casey Demons)

189cm 23-year-old / Casey Demons captain / second VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 15 disposals and 5.5 marks as well as kicking 21 goals in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Full-forward: JORDAN LISLE (Port Melbourne)

195cm 29-year-old / Port Melbourne co-captain / fifth VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 12 disposals and five marks as well as kicking 40 goals in 18 home-and-away games / 2019 ‘Frosty’ Miller Medal winner / fourth Team of the Year selection

 

Forward pocket: SAM FOX (Sandringham)

175cm 27-year-old / first VFL season / averaged 17 disposals and four tackles as well as kicking 19 goals in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Ruck: NICK MEESE (Williamstown)

197cm 30-year-old / 11th VFL season / averaged 13 disposals, 10 contested possessions, 45 hitouts, 6.5 tackles and 5.5 clearances in 14 home-and-away games / seventh Team of the Year selection

 

Ruck rover: TOM GRIBBLE (Werribee)

180cm 24-year-old / seventh VFL season / averaged 30 disposals, 15 contested possessions, 6.5 clearances, five tackles and five inside-50s in 18 home-and-away games / 2019 J.J. Liston Trophy winner / third Team of the Year selection

 

Rover: ALEX WOODWARD (Collingwood)

180cm 26-year-old / Collingwood VFL co-captain / third VFL season (as a non-AFL-listed player) / averaged 29 disposals at 71 per cent efficiency, 15 contested possessions, eight clearances and 4.5 tackles in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: MICHAEL BARLOW (Werribee)

189cm 31-year-old / third VFL season / averaged 32 disposals, 14 contested possessions, five marks, six clearances and 5.5 tackles in 11 home-and-away games / third Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: MARCUS LENTINI (Coburg)

184cm 20-year-old / second VFL season / averaged 30 disposals, 15 contested possessions, eight clearances and 4.5 tackles in 18 home-and-away games / second Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: JOSH NEWMAN (Frankston)

181cm 24-year-old / Frankston captain / fifth VFL season / averaged 26 disposals at 70 per cent efficiency, 13 uncontested possessions, 4.5 marks, four clearances and four rebound-50s in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: JACK HENDERSON (Werribee)

177cm 19-year-old / second VFL season / averaged 13 disposals at 75 per cent efficiency and 4.5 tackles as well as kicking 22 goals in 18 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: SHANNEN LANGE (Port Melbourne)

180cm 25-year-old / seventh VFL season / averaged 25 disposals, 12 contested possessions, 5.5 tackles, five inside-50s and 4.5 clearances in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

Interchange: JESSE CORIGLIANO (Coburg)

185cm 23-year-old / fifth VFL season / averaged 19 disposals at 77 per cent efficiency, 10 uncontested possessions and six rebound-50s in 17 home-and-away games / first Team of the Year selection

 

 

Coach: CRAIG McRAE (Richmond)

Fourth season as Richmond senior coach / 16-2 record and minor premiership in 2019

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