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Vardy excited about return game

Nathan Vardy speaks about his return to the Cats' AFL side

6:19pm  Aug 22, 2015

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A year by year look at Nathan Vardy's career

6:25pm  Aug 20, 2015

Cats name round 21 side

One of the club's most promising players will make his long-awaited return in the big clash with the Saints

5:44pm  Aug 20, 2015

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Nathan
Vardy

Height
199 cm
DOB
25-06-1991
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
2
Career
23
Goals
2015
2
Career
21
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
128
Avg
64
NathanVardy

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Allies
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2011
Recruited From:
Gippsland U18 
Brownlow Votes: - 

Outlook

 

An injury-prone but talented big man whose 2014 season was written-off in February when he ruptured his right ACL at training. The knee injury followed hip problems the previous summer, which kept him out of the side until round 10. Vardy has played just 21 games since his debut in 2011, however, he remains a valuable asset for the Cats given his ability in the ruck and as an attacking threat. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

 

Suffered ruptured ACL in pre-season and did not play in 2014

Season by Season

Played 10 games incl all three finals
 
Booted 11 goals, kicking goals in seven of his 10 games
 
Best game came in rd 18 win over St K with career bests in possessions (16) and marks (7). Added 19 hit outs and four tackles
 
Kicked career best four goals in his first game of season, rd 10 vs GWS

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

In the end, we got more out of Vards than we thought we might. There was a bit of uncertainty about how his hip would go, and it will need to be managed throughout his career, but for him to play as much AFL footy as he did was a real bonus for us. He had a number of good games. When we beat the Swans down here at Simonds Stadium he took some great marks and kicked a few goals. He is in a good position to attack the pre-season and hopefully play consistently well in the AFL next year.

Season by Season

Spent most of the season sidelined with hip injury

Came back in rd 23 win over Sydney

Had nine possessions, 10 hit outs and one goal in win

Made finals debut vs Fremantle in EF

Booted one goal in that game

Season by Season

  • Made senior debut in rd 9 win over Carlton
  • Went on to play 9 games and kick 6 goals before hip injury ended his season
  • Had season best 20 hit outs in rd 10 win over GC
  • Twice had 10 possessions
  • Kicked goals in five games, incl 2 vs. St Kilda in rd 13
  • Played 17 VFL games
  • Kicked 16 goals
  • kicked multiple goals six times
  • Season best three goals came against Northern Bullants
  • Played 14 games and kicked three goals in TAC Cup with Gippsland Power
  • Averaged 18 hit outs per game in TAC Cup
  • Represented Victoria Country at U18 national championship

 

  • Played nine games and kicked two goals in TAC Cup with Gippsland Power
  • Averaged 14 hit outs per game in TAC Cup

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 15.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 St Kilda Rd 21
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 22
Disposals 14 St Kilda Rd 21
Marks 3 Collingwood Rd 22
Hit-outs 20 St Kilda Rd 21
Tackles 3 St Kilda Rd 21
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 88 St Kilda Rd 21

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 123 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 60 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns W 105 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne L 67 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Richmond W 76 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood W 59 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 120 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton W 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 West Coast Eagles L 120 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon W 53 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide W 69 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne L 89 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows D 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne L 120 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Western Bulldogs W 72 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 42 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions W 113 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 95 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn L 85 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda D 97 - 97 9 5 14 2 20 4 1 3 2 0 88
22 Collingwood L 62 - 110 3 7 10 3 10 0 2 1 0 0 40
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 9 - D: 2 12 12 24 5 30 4 3 4 2 0 128

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 4.2
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 8.1
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 11.5
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 52.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Handballs 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2013
Disposals 16 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Marks 7 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 20 St Kilda Rd 21, 2015
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide SF, 2013
Goals 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2013
AFL Fantasy 106 St Kilda Rd 18, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Geelong Cats 12 12 24 5 30 4 3 4 2 0 128
2014 Geelong Cats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Geelong Cats 45 43 88 29 113 11 5 19 11 2 561
2012 Geelong Cats 11 2 13 5 17 2 0 3 2 1 96
2011 Geelong Cats 29 33 62 20 104 7 4 18 6 6 426

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: 21 games, 19 goals
VFL
Geelong: 34 games, 45 goals
TAC Cup
Gippsland Power: 23 games, 5 goals

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Carlton

rd 9, 2011

Etihad

W 2

Finals debut

Fremantle

EF, 2012

MCG

L 16

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with the 42nd pick in 2009 national draft