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Jack
Redpath

Height
194 cm
DOB
13-12-1990
Weight
99 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
2
Career
27
Goals
2017
5
Career
46
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
131
Avg
66
JackRedpath

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Kyneton
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rnd 16, 2014 (Geelong)
Recruited from: Kyneton
Brownlow Votes: -

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Drafted onto the Bulldogs rookie list as a power forward, Redpath has worked diligently with the development coaches to increase his versatility at both ends of the ground. The big-bodied key position player continues to assert himself against the more mature opponents at VFL level and is shaping as a reliable full-back.  Selected with pick 62 in the 2011 Rookie Draft, Redpath adds depth to the Dogs’ tall stocks. Redpath was elevated onto the Bulldogs' senior list in round 15 of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, and debuted against Geelong in round 16.

Season By Season

Season in short

Bulldogs fans were just as disappointed as Redpath himself when he went  down with a knee injury in round 18 against St.Kilda.

The 25-year-old Redpath was in the best form of his young career when he went down having posted career highs in disposals, marks and goals, while his average of two goals per game lead the Club in 2016.

A bullocking presence up forward, that number was at an impressive 2.8 goals per game over the opening five games of his season.

Redpath signed a one year contract extension this season that will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of the 2017 season.

 

The stat that mattered

Redpath's 11 marks against Melbourne in round 8 was a career high.

 

What they said

"I’d had a pretty good season right up until the time I did my knee, I was playing the best football for the Club in my life, for sure.  It was a bit of a pain that that happened but seeing what the boys have done this year hopefully I’ll get my turn, one day.

“For myself, personally, for me to get back and play in the last few weeks of the year (next year) that’s the main goal.”

Season in short:

One of the pre-season standouts, Jack Redpath was disappointingly sent back to the VFL after a round one call up.

Despite that, Redpath fought his way back in through solid VFL form, and returned to the senior side in round 14 – not missing another senior match for the year.

By his own admission, Redpath found consistency for the first time in his career, after injuries had previously hampered his career.

The key forward created contests, presented well and produced a ferocious attack on the football.

The 24-year-old’s most dominant display came against Port Adelaide in round 19, picking up 13 disposals, nine marks, four tackles and four goals.

 

Stat that mattered:

Redpath collected a career-high 10 tackles against Geelong in round 18, highlighting his work rate and pressure as a key forward.

 

What they said:

“It’s been good to finally get some consistency in my game which I’d sort of lacked in the earlier years through a couple of injuries but I’m just loving the ride and I’ve proven to myself that I can play at this level, there’s still a lot of things I need to work on, but I’m confident that next year will be another good one for myself.” – Jack Redpath, September 2015

“He was fantastic. He was really disappointed that he went out of the side early in the season and once he dealt with that, he played some really consistent VFL footy and really set himself up for the back half of the year and showed that he can play at the level.

“He’s got a presence about him, his teammates like playing with him, he’s aggressive at the ball and at the man and the opposition know when he’s around, that’s a great strength to have and he’s able to hit the scoreboard as well. He’s obviously got things that he needs to work on in his game but he should look forward to a big pre-season as that’s a really good base to build from for next season.” – Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs Assistant Coach), September 2015

Season in short:

Rewarded with a round 16 debut against Geelong, Jack Redpath’s football journey is one of persistence. 

Overcoming two knee reconstructions before being rookie listed in 2011, Redpath played three senior games after being upgraded onto the senior list in the back-half of the season.

Redpath provided an imposing physical presence in the Dogs’ forward six, goaling in games against the Gold Coast and Essendon.

Redpath was Footscray’s leading goal-kicker in the VFL this season.

 

The stat that mattered:

Redpath kicked 36 goals in the VFL and finished fifth on the league’s tally.

 

What they said:

“He was tracking really well as a young player and overcame a couple of knee reconstructions.

“We have had him here for two or three years and he has been able to really develop in our VFL team, under some great coaching from Ash Hansen who has brought him along fantastically well.” – Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney ahead of Redpath’s debut in round 16.

Season in short:

A mixed season for Redpath saw the developing key tall play nine matches for VFL affiliate Williamstown, sharing his time between the senior and development sides. After showing glimpses of his bullocking best early, Redpath was restricted to the sidelines for six weeks rehabilitating a knee injury.

Stat that mattered:

The 22-year-old made reasonable gains across the stats board in his seven senior VFL games this season, more than doubling his average disposal count (13.3) from 2012 (6.8). He also took almost one and a half more marks per game (4.6) than last year (3.2).

What they said:

“Jack kicked two goals and presented all day. He also applied a lot of forward pressure when the ball hit the ground.”

- Development Manager Chris Maple after the VFL season opener

Redpath was showing steady improvements in the VFL playing for Williamstown this year, assuming the role of a key target in the forward line. His marking ability has improved as has his confidence. A broken wrist forced his season to end early.

Season By Season

Power forward from Kyneton who also spent time at the Bendigo Bombers. A 20-year-old who tested impressively in the 20m sprint. Has clean hands and is a thumping kick.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 10.0
    • Marks 7.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 2.5
    • AFL Fantasy 65.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Handballs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Disposals 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Geelong Cats Rd 9
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 88 West Coast Eagles Rd 8

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 12 1 13 10 0 0 1 1 3 1 88
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 6 1 7 4 0 0 2 1 2 1 43
10 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 4 18 2 20 14 0 0 3 2 5 2 131

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 27
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 2.5
    • Disposals 9.4
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 2.2
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 1.7
    • AFL Fantasy 58.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2017
Handballs 5 Collingwood Rd 10, 2016
Disposals 17 Collingwood Rd 10, 2016
Marks 11 Melbourne Rd 8, 2016
Hit-outs 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2015
Tackles 10 Geelong Cats Rd 16, 2015
Goals 4 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2016
AFL Fantasy 104 Port Adelaide Rd 19, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Western Bulldogs 18 2 20 14 0 0 3 2 5 2 131
2016 Western Bulldogs 79 27 106 58 7 7 5 16 20 10 658
2015 Western Bulldogs 80 28 108 50 43 10 16 30 19 9 694
2014 Western Bulldogs 9 11 20 6 9 0 1 5 2 0 105

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

Awards

Club Awards

Footscray Bulldogs VFL Premiership Side
2014

Season in short:

 

Rewarded with a round 16 debut against Geelong, Jack Redpath’s football journey is one of persistence. 

 

Overcoming two knee reconstructions before being rookie listed in 2011, Redpath played three senior games after being upgraded onto the senior list in the back-half of the season.

Redpath provided an imposing physical presence in the Dogs’ forward six, goaling in games against the Gold Coast and Essendon.

Redpath was Footscray’s leading goal-kicker in the VFL this season.

 

The stat that mattered:

 

Redpath kicked 36 goals in the VFL and finished fifth on the league’s tally.

 

What they said:

 

“He was tracking really well as a young player and overcame a couple of knee reconstructions.

 

“We have had him here for two or three years and he has been able to really develop in our VFL team, under some great coaching from Ash Hansen who has brought him along fantastically well.” – Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney ahead of Redpath’s debut in round 16.