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Turnaround needed

Sydney Swans defender Ted Richards says hard work is the only way the team can turn their form around

6:09pm  Apr 13, 2014

Richards another re-signing

Full-back Ted Richards will extend his stay with the Sydney Swans

6:20pm  Mar 24, 2014

The Richards Report - it's been a while...

In the return of The Richards Report, Ted updates us on the many happens at the club since the end of last year

4:12pm  Feb 4, 2014

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Ted
Richards

Height
192 cm
DOB
11-01-1983
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2014
4
Career
210
Goals
2014
0
Career
32
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
225
Avg
56
TedRichards

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College
Debut: 2002
Recruited from: Sandringham (VIC) U18/Essendon
Brownlow Votes: 7

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Richards’ astonishing career renaissance from unwanted Bomber to defensive stalwart took another impressive turn last season when he moved past 150 games for the Swans and 200 matches for his career.

The fiercely dedicated veteran felt he was a little below the form that led to a first All-Australian nod in 2012, but he still played every game and finished third at the club with 98 marks for the year. 

Turning 31 at the start of the season, he feels he still has plenty of football left in him.

Previous AFL club: Essendon (2002-05: 33 games, 19 goals).

Draft history: 2000 National AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Essendon) No. 27 overall traded by West Coast for Michael Prior; 2005 NAB AFL Draft traded by Essendon for No. 19 (Courtenay Dempsey) and No. 51 (Sam Lonergan).

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was terrific. Ted Richard is like Old Man River, he just keeps on rolling. After his sensational form in 2012, which earned him All-Australian selection, he had another great year in 2013 where he continually took on the best forwards in the competition.

His pre-season has been impressive. He hasn’t missed a beat this pre-season and he looks in great knick again.

We hope in 2014 that he can again fulfil his role down back and continue to do such a good job on some of the league’s best forwards.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 GWS Giants Rd 1
Handballs 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Disposals 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 North Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 63 North Melbourne Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 11 2 13 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 56
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 9 5 14 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 50
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 6 8 14 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 56
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 10 2 12 2 0 2 0 5 0 1 63
5 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
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: 1 - L: 3 36 17 53 17 0 4 3 9 0 1 225

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 210
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 51.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2011
Handballs 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2010
Disposals 25 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2009
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 6, 2009
Hit-outs 9 Richmond Rd 16, 2006
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 12, 2011
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2004
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 6, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 36 17 53 17 0 4 3 9 0 1 225
2013 Sydney Swans 190 156 346 98 0 21 17 40 1 0 1312
2012 Sydney Swans 198 160 358 125 0 22 22 51 0 0 1449
2011 Sydney Swans 202 110 312 107 0 35 17 47 0 1 1320
2010 Sydney Swans 94 104 198 77 0 7 7 26 1 3 820
2009 Sydney Swans 129 135 264 94 3 15 10 36 1 4 1081
2008 Sydney Swans 185 174 359 154 3 24 20 32 4 2 1486
2007 Sydney Swans 175 98 273 110 1 19 22 42 2 4 1189
2006 Sydney Swans 131 101 232 86 25 16 17 29 4 5 988
2005 Essendon 42 51 93 33 2 8 11 10 3 2 364
2004 Essendon 32 44 76 25 1 3 6 9 7 2 325
2003 Essendon 43 17 60 16 1 4 2 9 9 5 305
2002 Essendon 4 6 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 42

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 2, 2002 (Essendon v Richmond)

Club Debut – round 1, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

50 games – round 19, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

100 games – round 21, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

150 games – round 20, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

200 games - round 20, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2007

Best Clubman
2010

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 3; career votes 7.