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Season Review: #26 Luke Parker

Sydney Swans Media  November 6, 2017 2:14 PM

Season review: Parker 2017 player review with Luke Parker.

In summation...

The elite ball winner topped off a sensational 2017 season by winning his second Bob Skilton Medal as the Club Champion.

Joined a new look leadership group at the start of this season as one of three vice-captains named to support Josh Kennedy in the captaincy role.

It was his important leadership skills particularly on the field that assisted in the sides turn around in form from a 0-6 start to the season.

Once again was a bull through the midfield with his contested possession, clearances and tackling a highlight.

His ability to take a strong mark overhead continues to make him a threat when moving forward which was proven in Round 21 against Fremantle when he booted three goals.

At just 25 years of age the best of Luke Parker may still be to come as he prepares for a big 2018.

What the numbers say...

Games: 24
Goals: 14
Kicks: 304
H’balls: 304
Disposals: 608
Clearances: 153
Marks: 85
Tackles: 134
Inside 50s: 89
AFL Fantasy: 2,165 (98.4 average)
Supercoach: 2,185 (99.3 average)

Best performance...

Round 15 v Melbourne at the MCG
It was a performance of a man determined to show the football world what he was capable of as he took every mark and gathered every hard ball he went near. Parker finished the match against the Demons with 38 possessions (19 contested), nine clearances, six marks and six tackles to go along with a goal. He was clearly given best on ground from the coaching staff for his masterclass display under the Friday night lights.

What they said...

"I thought my season was pretty consistent in the end … started off a bit slow, like we all did. For me, (it was) another year building, another year of experience, another year of being a leader and trying to drive this group. I’ve enjoyed this year. Sad it's over and that it’s come to an end, but looking forward to the break and getting back into it for next year.”
- Luke Parker in his Season Review interview on SwansTV

In pictures...

AFL 2017 Round 01 - Sydney v Port Adelaide
Parks celebrates with Buddy the opening goal of the season agaisnt Port Adelaide.

AFL 2017 Round 15 - Melbourne v Sydney
Parks gets another possesion during his dominant performance against the Demons.

AFL 2017 Round 23 - Sydney v Carlton
At full stretch Parks takes the mark.