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Swans cash in on votes

Led by Luke Parker, Swans players took home a swag of AFLCA votes from Saturday's win over Adelaide

9:34am  Apr 8, 2014

Standing up for four quarters

Luke Parker said standing up when the game was on the line was the impetus for Saturday's strong win

2:56pm  Apr 7, 2014

Parker to make an impact

Luke Parker is looking to step up his on-field leadership in the wake of last Saturday's loss to GWS

12:09pm  Mar 19, 2014

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Luke
Parker

Height
184 cm
DOB
25-10-1992
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
5
Career
62
Goals
2014
5
Career
40
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
476
Avg
95
LukeParker

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Langwarrin
Debut: 2011
Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays U18
Brownlow Votes:
5

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The young midfielder took a significant step forward in 2013, moving from a regular substitute at the back end of the previous season to a dangerous and highly valued member of the starting line-up. 

Playing every game, he averaged 21 disposals and five marks and proved a more than handy forward, finishing with 22 goals. 

When Kurt Tippett went down early in the semi-final against Carlton, Parker drifted forward and kicked 3.2 to help ensure victory. 

Tough and durable, he is set to pick up the mantle left by retired club great Jude Bolton.

Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Sydney) No. 40 overall.

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was pretty solid. Parkes wasn’t satisfied with 2012 and he came back with so much determination last year. The way he goes about it is so impressive. He doesn’t miss a session and he does extras. He never whinges and he is really coachable and he had a consistent year playing in the midfield.

His pre-season has been terrific. He’s there and he does every minute of every session. We like to say he’s like Jude Bolton – but with hair. He’s very coachable and just has great energy around the group.

We hope in 2014 that he can step up again and keep improving.  We want to see him play more minutes in the midfield and just keep improving as a player. Each year he has improved so I’m sure with the way he goes about it that that will be the case again.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 11.6
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.2
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 95.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 North Melbourne Rd 4
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 2
Disposals 26 North Melbourne Rd 4
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 5
Goals 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 121 Adelaide Crows Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 11 12 23 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 90
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 7 14 21 2 0 1 3 8 0 0 79
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 14 12 26 6 0 1 0 3 4 0 121
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 17 9 26 5 0 2 3 4 0 1 94
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 8 11 19 3 0 0 3 10 1 0 92
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 57 58 115 20 0 4 10 31 5 1 476

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 62
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 9.1
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 69.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2014
Handballs 18 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2012
Disposals 30 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2012
Marks 7 Melbourne Rd 8, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2012
Tackles 10 Fremantle Rd 5, 2014
Goals 4 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2014
AFL Fantasy 121 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 57 58 115 20 0 4 10 31 5 1 476
2013 Sydney Swans 265 259 524 76 0 26 25 125 22 12 2136
2012 Sydney Swans 140 164 304 54 1 10 19 53 5 5 1111
2011 Sydney Swans 71 81 152 28 0 4 8 24 8 8 591

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 8, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide)

50 games - round 19, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

Premiership side 
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2013

Brownlow Medal

Career votes 5.