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Senior List

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Lin
Jong

Height
188 cm
DOB
04-06-1993
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
12
Career
22
Goals
2015
7
Career
11
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
760
Avg
63
LinJong

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 20 2012 (Richmond)
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
Brownlow Votes: -

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A fearless competitor, Lin Jong surpassed expectations in his first AFL season to not only make his senior debut but start to make an impact at senior level. Adapting to a number of different positions through the midfield including a number of run with roles, Jong was solid in his second and third efforts. Jong joined the Bulldogs with their first selection (pick 9) in the 2011 AFL Rookie Draft, and was elevated to the Club's senior list at the end of 2014.

Season by Season

Season in short:

Jong was elevated to the Dogs senior list at the end of 2014, after three years on the rookie list.

Jong impressed early in the year with competitive performances at AFL level, however spent the majority of the year in the VFL.

Jong found his form in the VFL final series, his best game came in the preliminary final with 28 touches, and he came close to best afield in the Dogs winning grand final side.

 

The stat that mattered:

Although only managing six games in the senior side in 2014, Jong averaged four tackles, showing hard attack on the footy and his competitive nature.

 

What they said:

“Lin started playing football as a 15-year-old, and has demonstrated some rapid improvement over that time, but most notably this year, under the guidance of our coaches and strong development program.

“Lin has genuine AFL attributes with his speed and power, and a real interest and drive in his own development.” – List Manager Jason McCartney following Jong’s elevation to the senior list.

Season in short:

Jong showed some signs of growth in 14 VFL matches in 2013, but it wasn’t the season he was hoping for. Unfortunately for the young utility , injuries hampered his senior opportunities and season as a whole. A leg fracture early in the year sidelined Jong for nine matches and a shoulder complaint late in the season also restricted his output.

What they said:

“You take it all for granted and now in training I am going to appreciate that, especially when other guys might be in rehab – I’m a better person for it.”

- Lin Jong while rehabilitating a leg injury

Beginning the season in VFL affiliate Williamstown’s reserves, the rookie elevation proved his worth early to progress through to the senior VFL side. He was given the ultimate chance making his senior debut in round 20 against Richmond and showed enough to play out the season. Racking up 24 disposals against Geelong in round 22 is a certain highlight for the young pup in his third senior game. He was solid for the day with six marks, three rebound 50s, four one percenters and one goal.

Season by Season

An athletic midfielder with a huge vertical leap. Played in several positions for the Oakleigh Chargers, including as a fill-in ruckman. Was named in the best eight times in his 14 appearances in 2011.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 5.4
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 2.3
    • Tackles 5.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 63.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Handballs 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Marks 4 Hawthorn Rd 3
Hit-outs 9 Sydney Swans Rd 5
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 7
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 97 West Coast Eagles Rd 1

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 97 - 87 11 13 24 3 1 0 0 7 0 0 97
2 Richmond W 66 - 85 6 7 13 3 1 1 2 5 0 0 57
3 Hawthorn L 127 - 57 10 13 23 4 0 1 2 6 1 0 93
4 Adelaide Crows W 125 - 68 7 14 21 3 4 2 0 3 2 0 88
5 Sydney Swans W 73 - 77 9 5 14 0 9 0 1 8 1 1 82
6 St Kilda L 87 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Fremantle L 88 - 101 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 10 0 0 47
8 Melbourne L 103 - 64 2 7 9 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 30
9 GWS Giants W 113 - 68 6 8 14 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 40
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 62 0 10 10 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 42
12 Brisbane Lions W 146 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda W 56 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton W 64 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 72 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 104 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon W 40 - 127 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide W 128 - 64 3 9 12 2 3 0 1 6 0 0 57
20 Melbourne W 153 - 55 6 8 14 2 2 1 1 5 2 1 73
21 West Coast Eagles L 162 - 85 4 5 9 2 3 0 2 7 0 1 54
22 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 7 65 102 167 20 28 7 13 65 7 3 760

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 8.1
    • Disposals 13.8
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 1.3
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 58.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2015
Handballs 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2015
Disposals 24 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2015
Marks 6 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 9 Sydney Swans Rd 5, 2015
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 7, 2015
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 20, 2015
AFL Fantasy 97 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Western Bulldogs 65 102 167 20 28 7 13 65 7 3 760
2014 Western Bulldogs 28 41 69 10 0 5 5 25 3 1 305
2013 Western Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Western Bulldogs 32 36 68 13 0 7 3 4 1 0 227

Legend

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Awards

Club Awards

Footscray Bulldogs VFL Premiership Side
2014