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Season Review: Kieran Collins reviews Kieran Collins' 2017 season.

3:33pm  Oct 11, 2017

Big Dogs extend deals

Bulldogs’ big men Kieran Collins and Lewis Young have both committed to the Club beyond their current deals.

11:53am  Jun 6, 2017

New year's ambitions

A determined Kieran Collins is setting himself for a big year in 2017.

4:18pm  Jan 10, 2017

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194 cm
100 kg

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Dandenong (U18)/Langwarrin/Haileybury College
Debut: Rd 9 2016 (GWS Giants)
Recruited from: Dandenong (U18)
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The strongly built 194cm defender emerged throughout the year from an excellent stopper, to a genuine intercept marking threat.

Was widely tipped to be taken higher up the draft with an exceptional year for the Dandenong Stingrays culminating in an All Australian selection.

Excellent in one on one contest and good decision by foot, Collins has a demonstrated ability to handle opposition power forwards.

Collins made his senior debut against the GWS Giants in round nine of the 2016 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Season By Season

Season in short

Injuries delayed the beginning of second-year tall Kieran Collins’ 2017, although the 99kg defender recovered to finish the season strong in the VFL.

Collins, who will turn 20 in December, has averaged 13 disposals, four marks and two tackles per game in 19 games for Footscray this season.

His standout game came in round 14 against the Coburg at VU Whitten Oval where he gathered 23 disposals.

Stat that mattered:

He signed a one year contract extension in June.

What they said:

“[My pre-season] was interrupted a little bit but as the season went on I started playing some good footy and it didn’t really affect me that much towards the end.

“To get a full pre-season will allow me to prolong my form and have a full year of good football.

“(Re-signing) gave me a lot of confidence. It just gives you that self-belief that the club wants you to stick around, that they trust you and that you’re playing the role they want you to.”

- Kieran Collins, September 2017

Season By Season

Season in short

A promising debut season from the strongly built former Dandenong Stingray.

A shoulder injury ended his season in July but showed enough to suggest he could be a long term prospect in a key defensive post.

Played 11 games at VFL level for Footscray where he averaged 16 disposals, five marks and three tackles, and made his senior debut in round nine against Greater Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium.

Still only 18-years-old, will only get better with more time in the system.


The stat that mattered

Averaged three rebound 50s per contest at VFL level.


What they said

“Just to be a part of it and play my first game is unreal and being a part of the success in my first year at the Club is pretty awesome.

“A key focus for me will be endurance.  Just to look to boost that so it allows me to run out the games better and keep up with the key forwards these days who are running quite well and have good tanks. 

“Obviously skills, looking to improve those and make sure I can use the ball well coming out of defence and find a target.”



By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 4.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 4.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 22.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 4 GWS Giants Rd 9, 2016
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 4 GWS Giants Rd 9, 2016
Marks 2 GWS Giants Rd 9, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 GWS Giants Rd 9, 2016
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 22 GWS Giants Rd 9, 2016

Career Breakdown

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


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Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points