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Focus on '14: Lin Jong Season Review

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Lin Jong of Footscray in action during the VFL 2nd Qualifying Final match between Footscray and Williamstown at the Whitten Oval in Melbourne on August 31, 2014. (Photo: Theo Karanikos/AFL Media)
Lin Jong of Footscray in action during the VFL 2nd Qualifying Final match between Footscray and Williamstown at the Whitten Oval in Melbourne on August 31, 2014. (Photo: Theo Karanikos/AFL Media)

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.

 PLAYER PROFILE: View Lin Jong's player profile and 2014 season statistics.

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.