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Varcoe considers going West

By the end of this week, Travis Varcoe could possible head West to join the Eagles

11:37am  Oct 7, 2014

Defence clicks for Varcoe

After hours of hard work, Travis Varcoe looks to be heading towards an exciting chapter in defence

12:15pm  Sep 5, 2014

Varcoe focuses on defence

Travis Varcoe has been working hard to improve his role in defence

3:38pm  Jul 7, 2014

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Varcoe strapping time-lapse

1:52pm  Sep 1, 2014

Varcoe boots a beauty (R23)

8:23pm  Aug 30, 2014

Travis Varcoe post-match (R16)

8:24pm  Jul 6, 2014

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Travis
Varcoe

Height
180 cm
DOB
10-04-1988
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2016
12
Career
172
Goals
2016
5
Career
145
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
765
Avg
64
TravisVarcoe

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Smithfield
Clubs:
Geelong
Debut:
2007
Recruited From:
Central Districts
Brownlow Votes:
6
 

Outlook

Fast and skilful midfielder who has been cut down by injuries in the past two seasons. Played only one game in 2012 (in round 22) after being dogged by a foot problem. Suffered a serious shoulder injury early last season, which required surgery and sidelined him for three months. Returned in round 16, but took time to find his feet again at the highest level. Is a dangerous player when fit and confident.
 

Season by Season

Season by Season

Came back from injury to play 14 games, incl all three finals

Best form came late in season, with 20 possessions in QF vs Freo & SF vs Port

Had career best nine tackles in rd 16 vs Melb, and laid eight in rd 18 vs St K

Twice booted two goals (rd 18 vs St K; rd 23 vs Bris)

Dale Amos' player review for 2013

Yet another player who had a frustrating year. His season started really well. He was a really important part of our team in the early rounds. But after injuring his shoulder and spending three months on the sidelines, he was never quite able to get back to that same level. It's critical that Trav has an uninterrupted pre-season.

Season by Season

Had injury hit season

Limited to just one game, rd 22 vs Dogs

Injured his ankle that day and didn’t play again

Season By Season

  • Enjoyed excellent season, playing 24 games including all three finals
  • Won his second premiership
  • Played his 100th game in GF vs Collingwood
  • Kicked three goals in GF, including opener after 11 seconds
  • Set career bests with 389 disposals for the season and equaled best of 31 goals
  • Set a new career high with 33 disposals vs GC in rd 20
  • Kicked multiple goals in 10 games, incl three goals in four games
  • Had 20+ disposals seven times
  • Polled five Brownlow votes
  • Enjoyed his best season, finishing 9th in best & fairest
  • Set career highs with 320 disposals, 82 tackles and 31 goals
  • Set career highs with 24 disposals twice (rd 6 v Rich; SF v Freo)
  • Kicked goals in 18 of his 20 games
  • Booted five goals vs Essendon in rd 12
  • Had eight tackles vs Melb in rd 10
  • Received first Brownlow vote in rd 12 win over Essendon
  • Played for Australia against Ireland in international rules series
  • Named winner of Cats community champion award
  • Played in first premiership team and second grand final
  • Played 22 games including all three finals
  • Set career highs over the season in every category
  • Was instrumental in final quarter of GF, with possessions, including goal assist on Chapman’s premiership winning goal. Also had 6 tackles in game
  • Set career mark with 23 disposals vs. West Coast in rd 11
  • Also had a career high 8 tackles vs. Sydney in rd 7 and equaled mark with three goals vs. Adel in rd 4
  • Played his 50th AFL game in rd 17 vs. Haw, a dramatic one point win
  • Member of NAB Cup premiership winning team
  • Played 16 games (14-2) including all finals and the grand final
  • Had best game of his career in prelim final win over Bulldogs, with 18 possessions
  • Had seven tackles in qualifying final win over St Kilda
  • Had career best eight tackles in rd 13 vs. West Coast
  • Played 18 games (16-2) in breakthrough season
  • AFL debut came in rd 2 vs. Carlton where he kicked two goals
  • Kicked career best three goals vs. Richmond in rd 6
  • Played 18 of 22 home & away matches but was emergency for all finals, including the grand final
  • Member of the Cats VFL premiership team
  • First year with the Cats was spent at VFL level
  • Was first Geelong player to wear number 5 since Gary Ablett sr in 1997
  • Member of Geelong’s VFL grand final team
  • Made senior SANFL debut for Central District playing two games before suffering broken foot
  • Played for Australia vs. Ireland in U17 international rules
  • Won SANFL U17 premiership with Central District
  • Represented South Australia U16 at national championship

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 13.6
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 63.8

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 12
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 11
Disposals 20 Port Adelaide Rd 11
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 16
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 83 Melbourne Rd 12

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 133 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Richmond W 87 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda L 119 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Melbourne L 67 - 102 7 6 13 3 0 0 1 4 1 1 62
5 Essendon W 142 - 73 4 4 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 32
6 West Coast Eagles L 124 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton L 84 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions W 65 - 143 4 5 9 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 42
9 Geelong Cats W 104 - 80 10 2 12 2 0 3 0 5 0 2 65
10 Western Bulldogs L 53 - 74 7 10 17 5 0 2 1 6 0 1 80
11 Port Adelaide L 58 - 125 7 13 20 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
12 Melbourne L 104 - 58 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 3 1 3 83
14 Fremantle W 85 - 37 4 4 8 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 49
15 Carlton W 45 - 57 10 6 16 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 76
16 GWS Giants W 93 - 125 6 10 16 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 72
17 Adelaide Crows L 97 - 69 6 7 13 4 0 0 3 6 1 1 66
18 North Melbourne L 84 - 124 8 7 15 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 62
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 10 84 79 163 44 0 7 7 49 5 11 765

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 172
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 7.4
    • Disposals 14.1
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 62.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2011
Handballs 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2011
Disposals 33 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2011
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2014
Goals 5 Essendon Rd 12, 2010
AFL Fantasy 126 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Collingwood 84 79 163 44 0 7 7 49 5 11 765
2015 Collingwood 185 193 378 90 0 11 12 89 10 10 1612
2014 Geelong Cats 151 203 354 69 0 12 10 88 9 6 1460
2013 Geelong Cats 74 95 169 25 0 10 10 59 8 6 757
2012 Geelong Cats 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
2011 Geelong Cats 187 202 389 57 0 10 7 51 31 17 1532
2010 Geelong Cats 146 174 320 72 0 16 13 82 31 13 1506
2009 Geelong Cats 140 173 313 65 0 13 11 75 22 14 1387
2008 Geelong Cats 98 87 185 45 0 8 7 72 14 7 969
2007 Geelong Cats 72 72 144 35 0 5 10 57 15 7 765

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 records

AFL
Geelong: 115 games, 121 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 11 games, 9 goals
VFL
Geelong: 29 games, 19 goals
SANFL
Central District: 2 games, 1 goal

Milestone Games

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

Carlton

rd 2, 2007

Telstra

W 78

Finals debut

St Kilda

QF, 2008

MCG

W 58

50th game

Hawthorn

rd 17, 2009

MCG

W 1

100th game

Collingwood

GF, 2011

MCG

W 38

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with the 15th pick in 2005 national draft

Awards

Premierships

SANFL U17 2004 (Central Districts dft. Sturt)
VFL 2007 (Geelong dft Coburg)
NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL 2009 (Geelong dft. St Kilda)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)

Representative Honours

Australia vs Ireland International Rules 2010
Indigenous All Stars 2009
Australia vs. Ireland U17 International rules
2005
South Australia U16
2004