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Brad Crouch News

Crows confident on Crouch

Crows Head of Football David Noble is confident out-of-contract midfielder Brad Crouch is ''here to stay''

2:03pm Jul 27, 2016

Consistency key for Crouch: Pyke

Brad Crouch will need to build consistent form in the SANFL before earning an AFL recall, says Adelaide coach Don Pyke

4:08pm Jun 2, 2016

Lack of composure costly: Crouch

Brad Crouch believes a lack of composure was behind Adelaide’s disastrous final-quarter collapse against South Adelaide

9:50pm May 1, 2016

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Brad
Crouch

Height
185 cm
DOB
14-01-1994
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2016
9
Career
34
Goals
2016
2
Career
11
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
783
Avg
87
BradCrouch

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: North Ballarat
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Brisbane Lions, Round Two, 2013
Recruited from: North Ballarat
Brownlow votes: 6

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Crouch was unable to add to his AFL games tally in 2015 because of a persistent foot injury sustained in a NAB Challenge game in March. The skilful midfielder made two SANFL appearances in the middle of the year, but was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the season after experiencing more foot soreness. A key member of Adelaide’s engine room, Crouch will be hoping for an injury-free 2016 to help him deliver on the promise he showed as runner-up in the 2013 NAB Rising Star award.  

Season by Season

Season by Season

The 2013 Rising Star runner-up endured a frustrating 2014. Crouch recovered from a pre-season Achilles injury to line up in Round One, but was forced back onto the sidelines when he fractured his leg in the Showdown the next week. After a tough three months out of the game, the skilful young midfielder returned to help Adelaide to victory against Port Adelaide in Round 15. He showcased his enormous potential in the last nine games of the season, polling more Club Champion votes than any other Crow with the exception of runner-up Rory Sloane.

Season by Season

Crouch lived up to the hype in his debut AFL season, finishing runner-up in the 2013 Rising Star. A hamstring injury cost the talented young midfielder a month on the sidelines early in the year, but he returned to play a total of 14 games, emerging as Adelaide’s best-performed midfielder in the second half of the season. In the last 10 games, Crouch ranked first at the Club in disposals (266) and handball receives (115), second in tackles (47), third in marks (50) and fourth in clearances (40), contested possessions (88) and hard ball-gets (30). His numbers also stacked up with the AFL’s best. From Round 14 onwards, the Ballarat product ranked 12th – level with Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett – in the competition for total disposals, averaging 26.6 possessions per game. Won Adelaide's award for Emerging Talent.

Season by Season

Ineligible for AFL selection in 2012, Crouch developed his game at SANFL club, West Adelaide. A hamstring injury caused him to miss almost two months of football early in the season, but he returned to be part of the Bloods' finals campaign. The talented midfielder got a taste of AFL against Brisbane during pre-season after the League granted him permission to play in the NAB Cup.
 

Season by Season

Adelaide moved swiftly to secure promising midfielder Crouch, who was eligible to join an AFL club as part of Greater Western Sydney’s 17-year-old ‘mini-draft’. Tough and skilful, the prolific onballer earned All Australian honours at the Under-18 Championships. The North Ballarat teenager, who turned 18 in January, won’t be available for AFL selection until 2013 and will spend his first season at West Lakes developing his game with SANFL club West Adelaide.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 21.8
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 7.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 87.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Carlton Rd 16
Handballs 18 Collingwood Rd 17
Disposals 29 Collingwood Rd 17
Marks 4 Carlton Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 17
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 113 Collingwood Rd 17

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 12 8 20 2 0 2 3 9 0 0 87
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 14 9 23 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 79
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 6 8 14 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 56
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 7 7 14 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 70
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 11 9 20 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 87
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 9 17 26 1 0 1 3 9 0 0 92
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 14 15 29 4 0 1 2 7 1 0 113
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 11 18 29 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 113
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 9 12 21 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 86
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 5 93 103 196 15 0 7 9 65 2 1 783

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 34
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 12.8
    • Disposals 23.9
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 90.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 29 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Disposals 40 Hawthorn Rd 17, 2014
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 16, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2014
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 17, 2016
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2014
AFL Fantasy 121 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Adelaide Crows 93 103 196 15 0 7 9 65 2 1 783
2015 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Adelaide Crows 125 147 272 26 1 8 6 61 5 6 1018
2013 Adelaide Crows 158 185 343 61 0 9 8 62 4 5 1289

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

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star Runner-up
2013

CLUB AWARDS

Emerging Talent Award
2013

Q&A

Nickname: Crouchy

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Pro surfer

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Day game

Favourite footy journalist: Mark Robinson

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Broken foot

How many text messages do you send a day: 10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Sportsbet, Instagram, Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Best concert you’ve been to: Kanye West

Where did you holiday after last season: Vietnam, Thailand

Favourite sport other than football: Cricket

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Shot put

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Parisi’s

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Phone, lighter, blanket

Three famous people you would like to meet: Conor McGregor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Gerard Butler