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Crouch leads charge

Brad Crouch's NAB Challenge performance gave Fantasy coaches a glimpse of what’s to come

12:50pm Mar 2, 2015

Crouch raring to go

An injury-free Brad Crouch hasn't missed a session this pre-season and says he's ready to produce his best

3:22pm Feb 4, 2015

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

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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
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

Your nickname: Crouchy

One word to describe you: Happy

Favourite player to watch growing up: Lenny Hayes

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Gary Ablett

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Josh Jenkins

Thriftiest player at your club: Matt Jaensch

The next big thing at your club: Brodie Smith

The smartest thing you have been told: Be positive

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Viva Las Vegas

Do you have any strange phobias: No

Your can’t-miss TV shows: None

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: The Wiggles

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Pro surfer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Three poached eggs on toast

Your last meal would be: Roast

Your favourite holiday destination: Bali

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Gerard Butler

What are your three essential items: Car keys, wallet and phone

Most useless thing you have bought: Scooter

Best subject at school: Business management

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Man U vs Man City