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Focus on '14: Ayce Cordy Season Review

VFL - Ayce snags three Ayce Cordy dominated in the Footscray Bulldogs' win over Frankston in the VFL. Watch the highlights of his three goals here.
Ayce Cordy of the Bulldogs in action during the 2014 AFL Round 22 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on August 24, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Ayce Cordy enjoyed an injury-free 2014.

Season in short:

While Cordy spent the majority of season 2014 in the VFL, the past 12 months saw the ruck/forward develop continuity in his game, for the first time completing a season without injury.

 PLAYER PROFILE: View Ayce Cordy's player profile and 2014 season statistics.

Playing just the one senior match against Sydney in round 22, Cordy split his game time in the VFL between the ruck and forward line, showing bursts of his best, notching up 41 and 43 hitouts in two games.

Cordy produced his best game for the season in the Dogs’ first final, with 34 hit-outs and three crucial goals.

 

The stat that mattered:

For the first time in six seasons at the Kennel, Cordy had an uninterrupted, injury-free year, completing a full pre-season and not missing a match at VFL or AFL level.

 

What they said:

“[He] won front position on many occasions and when he gets in that dominant position as a forward, he can use his athletic ability and his reach to mark the ball or draw a free kick from his opponent.

“Ayce has got this fantastic athletic ability that he’s got height but he’s also really mobile. It’s a credit to himself that over summer he went away and he got his tank really big… it’s given him the base to come on and just keep developing each week on his craft and build on his game.

“I think he is starting to get the evolution of competing in the air but also when the ball hits the ground, he’s contributing there too.” – Bulldogs Development Coach Ashley Hansen in April 2014.