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Young Cats score votes

Both Mitch Duncan and Steven Motlop picked up votes for their performance against the Suns in the AFLCA vote count

1:57pm  Jun 24, 2014

Duncan tops AFLCA votes against Saints

Geelong midfielder Mitch Duncan judged best afield by the coaches from Sunday's game

3:03pm  Jun 17, 2014

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Mitch
Duncan

Height
188 cm
DOB
10-06-1991
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
17
Career
93
Goals
2014
16
Career
80
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1587
Avg
93
MitchDuncan

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Carine
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2010
Recruited From:
East Perth
Brownlow Votes: 7

Outlook

Hard-running midfielder who played in Geelong’s 2011 premiership and has emerged as a leader of the Cats’ generation next. Showed great resilience to play every game last season and regularly made key contributions, averaging 21 disposals and six marks. His ability to bomb long goals is his most eye-catching trait. Has tremendous endurance.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Enjoyed his best season

Played all 25 games incl three finals

Set career highs with 526 disposals, 310 kicks, 161 marks, 216 handballs and 72 tackles

Had 15 games with 20+ disposals

Kicked goals in 11 of 25 games

Set career record with 21 kicks and seven tackles in rd 10 vs Suns

His 12 marks against St K in rd 18 also established new career high

Gave out 18 handballs vs Freo in rd 14 to set new career mark

Twice had 30 disposals in a game (rd 10 v GC; rd 22 v Syd)

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

Very similar to Allen Christsensen in that he had a good year and was outstanding in patches. He's still working on his consistency week in week out, which he's struggled with at times, but he's really starting to influence games. He played a few different roles this season. He played as an inside midfielder a bit more, and he also played as a defender a little bit later in the year. He is a key part of the evolution of our team, driving the group forward and becoming a leader. He's taken big steps in recent times, and we hope he can take himself to the next level as a midfielder.

Season by Season

Another solid season playing 22 games incl EF final

Played his 50th game in rd 23 win over Sydney

Had seven games with 20+ possessions

Set new career high with 31 disposals in rd 6 vs. Melb & rd 17 vs. Ess

Kicked goals in 14 games

Equaled career best with 3 goals vs. Crows in rd 7

Set new season high bench mark with 400 possessions and 122 marks

Received first Brownlow votes – 2 vs. Ess in rd 17

Had three games with 6 tackles

Ranked ninth in B & F

Season by Season

  • Capped second AFL season with a premiership
  • Played 21 games including all three finals
  • Averaged better than a goal a game (22 goals in 21 games)
  • Kicked goals in 14 games incl three twice
  • Had 20+ disposals five times
  • Career highs with 27 possessions and 17 handballs vs Melb (rd 19). Also equal career best with three goals
  • Six tackles in QF win over Hawthorn career best
  • Earned rising star nomination
  • Made his AFL debut in opening round
  • Went on to play eight games and kick eight goals
  • Had 20 disposals in rd 4 win over Power
  • Kicked two goals three times (rd 2 vs Haw; rd 6 vs. Rich; rd 14 vs. North)
  • Had six tackles in debut against Essendon
  • Also played 10 VFL games, kicking three goals
  • Was named to the All Australian team after representing WA at U18 national championship
  • Was key influence in WA winning the championship
  • Travelled to South Africa with Australian U18 / AIS squad
  • Was selected by East Perth to play senior football, kicking nine goals in seven games
  • Kicked three goals in rd 18 vs. Peel and rd 20 vs. Perth
  • Registered double figures in disposals in six of his seven WAFL games
  • Finished with 64 kicks, 27 handballs and 19 marks for East Perth

 

  • Represented WA at U18 national championships
  • Selected to AIS-AFL academy
  • Helped East Perth reach PF of the WAFL colts competition

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 21.9
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 93.4

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Fremantle Rd 9
Handballs 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14
Disposals 30 Collingwood Rd 3
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 13
Hit-outs 1 Carlton Rd 12
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 124 St Kilda Rd 13

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 119 - 81 14 5 19 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 85
2 Brisbane Lions W 68 - 93 9 4 13 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 55
3 Collingwood W 76 - 87 17 13 30 6 0 1 0 2 0 1 105
4 West Coast Eagles W 107 - 32 14 14 28 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 97
5 Hawthorn W 106 - 87 14 8 22 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 95
6 Port Adelaide L 107 - 67 18 9 27 7 0 1 1 2 0 2 101
7 Richmond W 81 - 76 11 10 21 5 0 1 2 3 2 1 88
9 Fremantle L 96 - 64 18 8 26 10 0 1 0 5 0 1 122
10 North Melbourne W 111 - 91 8 11 19 6 0 1 1 3 2 0 86
11 Sydney Swans L 148 - 38 11 10 21 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 92
12 Carlton W 107 - 102 8 8 16 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 52
13 St Kilda W 133 - 37 16 4 20 13 0 1 2 4 3 0 124
14 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 78 11 18 29 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 100
15 Essendon W 89 - 80 15 7 22 10 0 1 2 4 2 0 112
16 Western Bulldogs W 69 - 56 11 9 20 5 0 0 1 10 2 0 115
17 Melbourne W 36 - 102 10 4 14 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 65
18 GWS Giants W 87 - 94 10 15 25 7 0 0 2 3 1 0 93
19 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 4 215 157 372 108 1 10 15 59 16 6 1587

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 93
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 19.0
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 81.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2013
Handballs 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 14, 2014
Disposals 31 Essendon Rd 17, 2012
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
Hit-outs 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 22, 2012
Tackles 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2014
Goals 3 St Kilda Rd 13, 2014
AFL Fantasy 138 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Geelong Cats 215 157 372 108 1 10 15 59 16 6 1587
2013 Geelong Cats 310 216 526 161 5 18 19 72 14 16 2199
2012 Geelong Cats 262 138 400 122 7 15 20 68 20 12 1794
2011 Geelong Cats 192 165 357 100 2 12 18 49 22 10 1504
2010 Geelong Cats 67 42 109 43 0 5 3 18 8 6 536

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

Milestones

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 76 games, 64 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 11 games, 8 goals
VFL
Geelong: 10 games, 3 goals
WAFL
East Perth: 7 games, 9 goals

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Essendon

rd 1, 2010

MCG

W 31

Finals debut

Hawthorn

QF, 2011

MCG

W 31

50th game

Sydney

rd 23, 2012

Simonds

W 34

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with the 28th pick in 2009 national draft

Awards

AFL

Rising star nominee 2011

Premierships

AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)