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Rich takings from Ed’s first year

Ed Richards gained plenty of attention for his football skills in 2018.

2:15pm  Oct 2, 2018

Freedom in a Cage | Episode 15: Ed Richards

Ed Richards joins Bob & Adi on this week's episode of the Club's podcast.

6:00am  Jul 5, 2018

The Eastern, Carlton and an abandoned car: Ed’s sliding doors moment

Ed Richards tells Freedom In A Cage the tale of being late for a pre-draft meeting.

11:46am  Jul 4, 2018

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King Talks: Richards

2:09pm  Oct 2, 2018

This young pup can play (Rd15)

11:36pm  Jun 29, 2018

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Ed
Richards

Height
185 cm
DOB
03-07-1999
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2019
1
Career
22
Goals
2019
1
Career
9
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
40
Avg
40
EdRichards

Player Bios

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Carey Grammar/Oakleigh Chargers 
Debut: Rd 2 2018 (West Coast)
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
Brownlow Votes: -

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Samuel Edgerton
Ben Stranks & Anthony Lockett
Big Footy
Ron Mason & Debby Cheeseman
Mark Evans

Ed Richards, a speedy halfback from the Oakleigh Chargers was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

With Collingwood greats Ron and Lou Richards in his family tree, Richards' footy pedigree is hard to ignore, but his use of the football and his ability to break lines could see him make a name for himself in the not too distant future.

The word ‘classy’ regularly comes up in scouting reports on the 18-year-old, mainly on account of his kicking and composure under pressure, but he’s not all polish and no grunt; Richards’ competitiveness is a feature of his game that has impressed recruiters.

Season By Season

Season By Season

With Collingwood greats (Ron and Lou Richards) in the family tree, Ed Richards made his senior AFL debut in round 2 and went on to play 21 games. 

In an impressive first season, Richards’ pace and adaptability enabled him to play on any line –he spent time up forward, on the wing and also in his native defence.

Richards earned a Rising Star nomination in Round 10 against Collingwood, and kicked hauls of three goals on two occasions (Round 13 and Round 15).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 40.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Handballs 6 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Disposals 12 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Marks 1 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 1 Sydney Swans Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 40 Sydney Swans Rd 1

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 82 - 65 6 6 12 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 40
2 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 0 6 6 12 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 40

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 13.5
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 52.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Carlton Rd 6, 2018
Handballs 14 North Melbourne Rd 21, 2018
Disposals 23 Collingwood Rd 10, 2018
Marks 7 Essendon Rd 3, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 9, 2018
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2018
AFL Fantasy 87 Collingwood Rd 10, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Western Bulldogs 6 6 12 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 40
2018 Western Bulldogs 166 119 285 56 0 14 20 51 8 5 1115

Legend

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