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2013 in review: Xavier Richards

From the rookie list to his AFL debut, 2013 was a whirlwind for young defender Xavier Richards

12:02pm  Oct 18, 2013

The Richards Report - big brother week

Ted talks about a big week for his two brothers and some on-goings on the recent trips to Adelaide

8:16am  Jul 5, 2013

Xavier’s late call up

Xavier Richards was thrust into the spotlight of Friday night football last weekend. He spoke to sydneyswans.com.au about the experience of being a late call up

2:31pm  Jul 3, 2013

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Xavier
Richards

Height
196 cm
DOB
25-04-1993
Weight
93 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2014
0
Career
1
Goals
2014
0
Career
0
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
XavierRichards

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham JFC (VIC)
Debut: 2013
Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons U18
Brownlow Votes: -

Named among the best players in the Swans’ NEAFL team several times, he was given a taste at AFL level as a fourth-quarter substitute in the round 14 victory over Carlton.

Developing nicely, the defender will be hoping for more AFL action in 2014.

Draft history: 2013 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 29.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was a learning year. It was Xavier’s first year playing against senior opposition and he started to learn about the best ways to defend. He also got to know how the footy club worked and how the defensive structure works here at the Swans, which was good for him. He also made his senior debut, which was a big step.

His pre-season has been good. He’s put on five kilograms in the off-season and physically he looks like he’s ready to go. His pre-season has been solid and as far as his three-kilometre time, it’s probably around the mark. There are areas of his game that he consistently needs to focus on, but his pre-season has been good.

We hope in 2014 he can keep focusing on those areas he needs to improve on. He’s already started to do that, so hopefully he starts seeing results in his game.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2014 Highlights

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

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne W 38 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions W 44 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn W 107 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon W 64 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats W 148 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide W 98 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond W 51 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 106 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles W 51 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton W 122 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn L 104 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon W 79 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide W 58 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda W 127 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 1.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 1.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 3.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 1 Carlton Rd 14, 2013
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 1 Carlton Rd 14, 2013
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 3 Carlton Rd 14, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Sydney Swans 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Debut - round 14, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Carlton)