Junior Clubs: Timboon/Geelong U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, round 4, 2011
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: -
Thompson didn’t manage a senior game in an injury-interrupted 2013 season. The athletic key defender missed part of the pre-season through injury, and a serious ankle sprain caused him to spend another six weeks on the sidelines during the season. He returned to play in the SANFL finals. Able to start the pre-season with his teammates this time around, Thompson will be hoping to add to his 14-game tally in 2014.
The former rookie displayed consistent form for Woodville-West Torrens, but was limited to three AFL games because of the emergence of defenders Daniel Talia and Sam Shaw. Thompson was called up for the finals against Fremantle and Hawthorn and more than held his own on the big stage.
The 20-year-old former rookie made his debut in round four following a shoulder injury to Phil Davis and held his spot for another 10 games, racking up 20 disposals and nine marks against St Kilda in round six. The lightning-quick backman looked most comfortable playing as a third tall, but at 194cm tall has the capacity to play in a key position and will compete with Talia, Sam Shaw and new recruit Lewis Johnston for a permanent position in defence.
|1||Geelong Cats||L 119 - 81||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||Port Adelaide||L 127 - 73||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3||Sydney Swans||L 71 - 134||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4||St Kilda||W 50 - 136||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5||GWS Giants||W 137 - 72||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|11||Gold Coast Suns||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|19||West Coast Eagles||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|TOTAL||W: 2 - L: 3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kicks||14||St Kilda||Rd 6, 2011|
|Handballs||11||Carlton||Rd 5, 2011|
|Disposals||20||St Kilda||Rd 6, 2011|
|Marks||9||St Kilda||Rd 6, 2011|
|Tackles||3||Geelong Cats||Rd 18, 2012|
|Goals||1||Gold Coast Suns||Rd 8, 2011|
|AFL Fantasy||92||St Kilda||Rd 6, 2011|
Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
Too rude to say
Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
What is your coach’s favourite saying?
Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Flying F-18s for the Army or Navy
If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Home & Away
What meal is your speciality to cook?
Butter chicken and rice
What is your favourite TV football show?
The Footy Show
Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Who is the worst dressed?
Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch, always has a comeback statement
Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?