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Crouch set for big summer

Brad Crouch gives an insight to a frustrating 2014 season and his pre-season ambitions

12:16pm Sep 8, 2014

Brad's unlucky break

Brad Crouch describes the seemingly innocuous collision that broke his leg

2:18pm Apr 8, 2014

Crouchy's Fantasy forecast - My teammates

Resident AFL Fantasy expert Brad Crouch puts his own Crows teammates under the microscope

10:11am Feb 26, 2014

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Brad
Crouch

Height
186 cm
DOB
14-01-1994
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2014
11
Career
25
Goals
2014
5
Career
9
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1018
Avg
92
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

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

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 13.4
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 92.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Handballs 29 Hawthorn Rd 17
Disposals 40 Hawthorn Rd 17
Marks 5 GWS Giants Rd 16
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 20
Tackles 9 Collingwood Rd 18
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 118 Brisbane Lions Rd 20

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 5 7 12 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 50
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 16 7 23 5 0 0 1 5 0 2 96
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 17 11 28 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 87
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 8 16 24 5 0 1 0 7 1 1 107
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 11 29 40 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 101
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 9 16 25 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 95
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 10 20 30 1 0 1 0 5 2 0 106
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 14 16 30 3 1 0 0 8 0 2 118
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 14 8 22 2 0 3 0 7 0 0 95
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 11 11 22 3 0 0 1 8 1 0 99
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 10 6 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 64
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 125 147 272 26 1 8 6 61 5 6 1018

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 13.3
    • Disposals 24.6
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 92.3

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 9 Collingwood Rd 18, 2014
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
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

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Mitch Grigg

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
To be honest, I haven’t heard anything that funny

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Jared Petrenko

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Nathan van Berlo

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“Don’t stand there hailing cabs”

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Gary Ablett

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Better equality across all countries

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Professional golfer

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Big Brother

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Tex Walker, great range of classics and Triple J

Who has the worst and why?
Rory Laird, very boring

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Kangaroo steak with salad

What is your favourite TV football show?
After The Bounce

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Brent Reilly

Who is the worst dressed?
Rory Laird

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Brent Reilly

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Watching a few movies and relaxing

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Franchesca Cumani

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Patrick Dangerfield

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch, cracks everyone up very often

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Tex Walker

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Sam Siggins

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Mitch Grigg or ‘Gus’ Graham