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Grundy shakes Jake

Swans defender Grundy draws plaudits after stopping Bomber Carlisle

10:34am  Aug 2, 2014

Reg’s home in defence

On the eve of his 150th game, Heath Grundy talks about his relief in being switched to the back line years back

5:35pm  Jun 4, 2014

Grundy repaying the faith

Swans defender Heath Grundy says he hopes to have rewarded the club's faith in him on the eve of his 150th

4:10pm  Jun 4, 2014

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Heath
Grundy

Height
192 cm
DOB
02-06-1986
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
20
Career
159
Goals
2014
1
Career
23
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1240
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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Grundy enjoyed another strong season in 2013, playing every game and continuing his fine combination with Ted Richards. 

Averaging 16 disposals and four marks, his best performance came in a 32-possession effort in the semi-final victory over Carlton at ANZ Stadium. 

He finished fourth at the club for marks with 97, just four behind leader Jarrad McVeigh, and regularly helped shut down some of the AFL’s best forwards.

Draft history: 2005 rookie elevation (Sydney).

2013 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was really good. As he’s done in the last couple of years, he held down centre half back and has played on the biggest opposition key each week.

His pre-season was
a little injury interrupted prior to Christmas, but he’s on top of that now and is back into the main training group. He won’t be restricted going forward.

We hope in 2014
that he can have another good year. We look forward to him and Teddy battling the two best opposition forwards each week.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 62.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 19
Handballs 14 St Kilda Rd 21
Disposals 23 St Kilda Rd 21
Marks 11 Melbourne Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 5
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 89 Essendon Rd 19

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 12 4 16 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 58
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 8 8 16 4 0 1 2 5 0 0 67
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 9 8 17 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 4 7 11 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 39
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 5 5 10 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 56
6 Melbourne W 38 - 69 12 9 21 11 0 0 2 2 0 0 89
7 Brisbane Lions W 44 - 123 9 7 16 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 68
8 Hawthorn W 107 - 88 5 13 18 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 60
9 Essendon W 64 - 114 4 11 15 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 38
11 Geelong Cats W 148 - 38 10 12 22 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 76
12 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 109 9 7 16 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 50
13 Port Adelaide W 98 - 94 13 9 22 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 75
14 Richmond W 51 - 62 8 11 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 65
15 GWS Giants W 106 - 60 8 13 21 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 70
16 West Coast Eagles W 51 - 79 8 5 13 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
17 Carlton W 122 - 51 13 5 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
18 Hawthorn L 104 - 94 9 3 12 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 42
19 Essendon W 79 - 57 14 8 22 7 0 1 1 3 0 0 89
20 Port Adelaide W 58 - 84 6 6 12 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 25
21 St Kilda W 127 - 56 9 14 23 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 72
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 4 175 165 340 92 0 8 19 38 1 0 1240

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 159
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 61.9

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 Collingwood Rd 13, 2010
Tackles 7 Fremantle Rd 5, 2014
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
2014 Sydney Swans 175 165 340 92 0 8 19 38 1 0 1240
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

Brownlow Medal

Career votes 3.