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Pocket Profile: Heath Grundy

Veteran defender Heath Grundy is first up in our Pocket Profile series for season 2017.

9:33am  Mar 22, 2017

Grundy lauds Aliir's special abilities

Veteran defender Heath Grundy says fellow Swans defender Aliir Aliir is capable of being a special player.

4:32pm  Mar 8, 2017

Selection: Experienced defenders return

Lance Franklin, Heath Grundy and Dane Rampe headline those set to play their first match of the pre-season on Friday night.

12:00pm  Mar 1, 2017

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Grundy post match - Rd 21, 2017

5:03pm  Aug 12, 2017

Grundy post match - Rd 12, 2017

9:00am  Jun 9, 2017

Grundy post match - Rd 1, 2017

7:54pm  Mar 25, 2017

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Heath
Grundy

Height
192 cm
DOB
02-06-1986
Weight
105 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2017
20
Career
233
Goals
2017
0
Career
23
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1233
Avg
62
HeathGrundy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Modbury (SA)
Debut: 2006
Recruited from: Norwood (SA)
Brownlow Votes: 3

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A hugely underrated key defender, Grundy backed up his fourth-placed finish in the 2015 Bob Skilton Medal to go one better last year and make his way onto the podium. Extremely unlucky to be overlooked for All Australian honours, Grundy didn’t miss a game to show off his outstanding consistency by playing 20-plus games in each of the past eight seasons. Added to the leadership group last year, Grundy flourished and was rarely beaten playing on the competition’s elite forwards. He will be crucial again in 2017.

Draft history: 2005 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 42; 2005 rookie elevation (Sydney).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Essendon Rd 14
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16
Disposals 26 Essendon Rd 14
Marks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 7
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 93 Essendon Rd 14

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 82 - 110 14 7 21 11 0 0 4 1 0 0 81
2 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 87 3 10 13 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
3 Collingwood L 79 - 80 10 7 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
4 West Coast Eagles L 91 - 65 11 7 18 8 0 1 2 4 0 0 82
5 GWS Giants L 63 - 105 8 5 13 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 56
6 Carlton L 97 - 78 6 4 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 36
7 Brisbane Lions W 135 - 81 10 10 20 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 85
8 North Melbourne W 78 - 120 15 7 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
9 St Kilda W 68 - 118 9 7 16 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 61
10 Hawthorn L 75 - 81 2 6 8 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 25
12 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 42 12 10 22 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 86
13 Richmond W 71 - 80 5 8 13 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 34
14 Essendon W 86 - 85 15 11 26 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 93
15 Melbourne W 50 - 85 10 10 20 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 77
16 Gold Coast Suns W 118 - 51 11 13 24 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 86
17 GWS Giants W 83 - 96 8 1 9 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 35
18 St Kilda W 101 - 59 8 5 13 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 46
19 Hawthorn L 72 - 66 9 8 17 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 51
20 Geelong Cats W 61 - 107 7 6 13 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 44
21 Fremantle W 143 - 39 12 7 19 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 65
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 8 185 149 334 110 0 12 20 24 0 2 1233

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 233
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 62.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2010
Handballs 17 Carlton SF, 2013
Disposals 33 Richmond Rd 3, 2010
Marks 12 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2009
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn GF, 2014
Tackles 8 Melbourne Rd 13, 2016
Goals 3 Richmond Rd 16, 2006
AFL Fantasy 128 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Sydney Swans 185 149 334 110 0 12 20 24 0 2 1233
2016 Sydney Swans 264 161 425 126 0 10 22 49 0 0 1632
2015 Sydney Swans 228 196 424 135 0 12 20 31 0 0 1557
2014 Sydney Swans 224 195 419 117 1 10 21 48 1 0 1559
2013 Sydney Swans 198 200 398 97 0 11 19 38 1 1 1398
2012 Sydney Swans 258 166 424 117 0 13 26 25 2 0 1504
2011 Sydney Swans 250 136 386 110 0 14 29 31 1 0 1409
2010 Sydney Swans 287 199 486 158 1 19 26 47 0 1 1864
2009 Sydney Swans 181 162 343 126 0 7 10 43 6 4 1434
2008 Sydney Swans 68 70 138 49 0 4 13 16 2 0 532
2007 Sydney Swans 29 22 51 21 1 0 7 11 1 1 225
2006 Sydney Swans 34 11 45 21 0 4 8 4 9 3 240

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 16, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Richmond)

50 games – round 4, 2010 (Sydney Swans v North Melbourne)

100 games – round 10, 2012 (Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs)

150 games - round 12, 2014 (Sydney Swans v Gold Coast Suns)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2009