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McGovern nominated again

Mitch McGovern has been nominated for the AFL’s Mark of the Year for the third time in the past four rounds

12:06pm Jul 31, 2017

Duo claim double

Mitch McGovern and Hugh Greenwood have claimed the Mark and Goal of the Year nominations for Round 18

12:37pm Jul 28, 2017

Gov's grab nominated

Mitch McGovern’s massive mark against the Western Bulldogs has been nominated for the AFL Mark of the Year

10:51am Jul 10, 2017

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Mitch
McGovern

Height
191 cm
DOB
11-10-1994
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
10
Career
33
Goals
2017
13
Career
45
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
650
Avg
65
MitchMcGovern

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: North Albany (WA)/Claremont
AFL debut: v North Melbourne, Round One, 2016
Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
Brownlow votes: -

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One of the success stories of 2016. Made his AFL debut in Round One against North Melbourne after a string of impressive pre-season performances and played all but one game for the year. McGovern became an important part of the highest scoring forward line in the competition. His impressive vertical leap, vice-like hands and neat skills made him a tough match-up for opponents. Kicked 32 goals for the season including a four-goal effort in the Club’s big Round 19 win against Essendon. Was also third at the Club for contested marks (28), only behind experienced duo Taylor Walker and Josh Jenkins.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Injuries disrupted much of McGovern's first year at the Club. Forced to wait until Round Five for his SANFL debut, the athletic forward showed plenty of promise in his first few games showcasing his impressive vertical leap and classy skills. Injury concerns continued to linger however, but he was able to play out the last five SANFL games of the season. McGovern kicked 15 goals from 11 State League games including a four-goal effort against defending premiers Norwood.

Season by Season

Recruited with pick No.43 in the 2014 AFL National Draft, McGovern is an athletic and high-marking forward with excellent foot skills on either side of his body. His vertical leap is a real asset, particularly on the lead, making it difficult for opposition defenders to spoil. McGovern finished top 10 in the vertical leap and kicking tests at the Draft Combine. From North Albany in West Australia, McGovern is the younger brother of West Coast forward, Jeremy.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 3.4
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 65.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Hawthorn Rd 2
Handballs 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Disposals 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 19
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 2
Goals 4 Collingwood Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 83 Hawthorn Rd 2

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 9 6 15 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 68
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 11 3 14 6 0 1 0 4 1 3 83
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 5 5 10 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 45
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 6 3 9 6 0 1 0 3 1 0 61
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 10 8 18 6 0 2 1 3 0 0 75
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 9 2 11 7 0 0 1 1 2 2 67
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 6 3 9 3 0 1 1 3 0 2 45
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 9 1 10 8 0 0 1 1 4 2 80
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 9 1 10 3 0 2 0 3 0 3 55
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 8 2 10 5 0 0 1 3 3 1 71
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 4 - D: 1 82 34 116 52 0 9 5 23 13 16 650

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 33
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 10.5
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 59.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2017
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016
Disposals 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2017
Marks 8 Collingwood Rd 19, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 15, 2016
Goals 4 Collingwood Rd 19, 2017
AFL Fantasy 83 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 82 34 116 52 0 9 5 23 13 16 650
2016 Adelaide Crows 142 88 230 96 0 14 12 60 32 21 1321

Legend

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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

Q&A

Nickname: Gov, Shooter

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Always respect women

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: A traveller

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: “willy nilly” and “hooroo”

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Mark Ricciuto

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Night

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce “Delicious” McAvaney

Worst injury: Stress fracture in my foot

How many text messages do you send a day: 1-5

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Snapchat, Instagram, Music

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

Best concert you’ve been to: Big Day Out

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali, Perth and Albany

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: With my eyes closed

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes, but I don’t own an iron so I can’t at the moment

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Tent, shoes, fresh water

Any special hobbies or interests: Golf, I enjoy driving

Three famous people you would like to meet: Kanye West, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Degeneres

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My pocket wifi