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Jong's big week

Sitting in the winners rooms at North Port Oval, you could forgive Lin Jong for pinching himself.

10:17am  Sep 16, 2014

Rookie Jong elevated

Third year rookie Lin Jong has earned a promotion to the senior list after agreeing to a deal that will keep him at the Club until the end of 2016 .

6:00pm  Sep 11, 2014

Jong's column: Family plays big role

This week's Star Weekly player column is penned by Lin Jong, published on the 13 August 2014.

1:34pm  Aug 13, 2014

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Jong talks after VFL prelim win

8:24pm  Sep 13, 2014

Lin Jong - 2014 Highlights

6:00pm  Sep 11, 2014

Jong doubles up

12:47pm  Apr 7, 2014

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Lin
Jong

Height
188 cm
DOB
04-06-1993
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
6
Career
10
Goals
2014
3
Career
4
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
305
Avg
51
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. Injuries in 2013 restricted his output but he has still continued to improve his skills and football craft. 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 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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 4.7
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 1.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 50.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 3
Handballs 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 6
Disposals 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 6
Marks 3 Richmond Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 6
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 57 North Melbourne Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 7 5 12 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 57
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 8 2 10 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 56
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 5 7 12 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 50
5 Carlton L 91 - 119 3 7 10 2 0 1 2 5 1 0 50
6 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 92 2 12 14 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 52
7 Essendon L 73 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne W 83 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Gold Coast Suns L 119 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood W 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide L 128 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 91 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 69 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 94 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 107 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda W 99 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne L 111 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 67 - 130 3 8 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 40
23 GWS Giants L 109 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 28 41 69 10 0 5 5 25 3 1 305

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 53.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012
Handballs 13 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012
Disposals 24 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012
Marks 6 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 6, 2014
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 3, 2014
AFL Fantasy 82 Geelong Cats Rd 22, 2012

Career Breakdown

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

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

AFL Western Bulldogs: 37 games, 34 goals