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List lodgement update

Adelaide has informed pair they will be delisted ahead of deadline

5:32pm Oct 30, 2018

Season review: Kyle Cheney

The versatile defender's 2018 season in review

12:11pm Sep 21, 2018

Team: Douglas returns

Crows veteran to face Giants, but key defender ruled out

6:03pm Aug 9, 2018

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Amos & Cheney get tanked

8:00am  Jul 29, 2018

FOOTYplus: Episode 9

8:00am  Jul 29, 2018

Kyle Cheney on The Ripper Roast

9:22am  Jun 27, 2016

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186 cm
93 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Warrack Eagles (Vic)/North Ballarat U18s
AFL clubs: Melbourne, Hawthorn
Recruited from: Hawthorn
AFL debut: v North Melbourne, Round One, 2009
Brownlow votes: -

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After playing every game in 2016, Cheney endured an injury-ravaged 2017. A groin injury ruined the defender’s pre-season and then an ongoing hamstring issue prevented him from seriously pushing for an AFL berth. Cheney will be determined to get fit and force his way back into the AFL side, where he’s proven to be a reliable contributor.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Became a mainstay in the Crows’ backline in 2016, playing every game of the season. Cheney showed his versatility to cover small and tall opponents to great effect, conceding just 1.1 goals per game. He also demonstrated his ability to read the play, finishing fourth at the Club in both intercept possessions (145) and spoils (86). Was calm and collected with the ball, leading the Club for disposal efficiency (83 per cent), ranking fifth for marks (125) and seventh for rebound 50ms (56).

Season by Season

Despite an injury-affected season, the reliable defender played an equal career-best 12 games in 2015. Cheney showed his competitiveness in his first season as a Crow, playing on a mix of small and tall opponents and and finishing second at the Club for spoils per game (4.8). He led the Club for spoil efficiency with 75.9 per cent of his attempts successful. After seven years in the AFL system, Cheney played his 50th AFL game against his old side Hawthorn in Round 12. A back injury then interrupted his season, but strong SANFL form saw him eventually return to the senior side in time for finals.

Season by Season

The former Demon and Hawk became a Crow in the final minutes of the Trade Period. Cheney won plenty of admirers for his efforts in Hawthorn’s depleted backline in 2014. The no-frills backman was asked to hold down a key defensive post in the opening nine rounds as the Hawks tried to cope with injuries and suspensions to key personnel. Better suited to the third-tall role in defence, Cheney will have every opportunity to cement his place in Adelaide’s developing back six in 2015. A best and fairest winner and premiership player at Hawthorn’s VFL affiliate, Box Hill.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 85
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 55.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Melbourne Rd 19, 2018
Handballs 15 Collingwood Rd 15, 2011
Disposals 22 Western Bulldogs Rd 8, 2009
Marks 10 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2012
AFL Fantasy 107 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


50 AFL Games: v Hawthorn, Round 12, 2015



Box Hill VFL Best and Fairest
2013 (Hawthorn)


Nickname: Bocca

What was your best break in life: Born with red hair

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Slip, slop, slap

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: NBA player

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Nah

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Jordan Belfort

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: Friday night

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Doris Bourke

Worst injury: Disc bulge

How many text messages do you send a day: 3

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

Best concert you’ve been to: Wolfmother

Where did you holiday after last season: Bali

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 100m sprint

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Not often

Favourite restaurant: Squires Loft

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Sunscreen, pants, blanket

Any special hobbies or interests: Nah

Three famous people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Shane Warne, Jim Carrey