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Drew
Petrie

Height
197 cm
DOB
15-10-1982
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2001
Games
2015
12
Career
281
Goals
2015
17
Career
376
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
956
Avg
80
DrewPetrie

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Ballarat
Recruited from: North Ballarat U18
Draft: #23, 2000 National
Debut: Round 1, 2001 v Essendon

Strengths

- Strong contested mark
- Ability to play multiple positions

2015 Jumper Club Sponsors

- Laura, David & Jill Edmonds
- Megan & Wayne Goldspink
- Benton Family

Background: Pre-NMFC



From Ballarat, Drew Petrie was regarded as a promising key position prospect in the 2000 draft class.

He was selected with a draft pick acquired by North Melbourne in a trade with Adelaide. The Kangaroos received pick 23 in return for Evan Hewitt and opted to bring Petrie to Arden Street.

The 197cm Petrie was seen as a player who could play as a key forward or back who also had the ability to spend time in the ruck.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Drew Petrie led North Melbourne’s goal-kicking for the fourth time in his career in 2014, notching 50 majors from his 25 games.

The veteran key-forward had a slow start to the year, kicking only seven goals in his first eight games. The struggles coincided with the team’s general decrease in attacking output, but the vice-captain rose with his side as the year progressed.

Petrie kicked at least one goal in each of his last 20 games for the year, and had he replicated his accuracy of previous years, would have sailed to a career best total in a season.

Working with a first year forward in Ben Brown, the duo formed a threatening combination close to goal, with Aaron Black playing up the field. The increased offensive firepower allowed North to notch some higher scores towards the end of the season.

Since Petrie became a full time forward in 2011, he has kicked 204 goals – the fifth most in the AFL over that time span.

2013

Mid-season, from Brett Allison

“When our players have no option on, they know they can bang the ball long and they’ll get a contest from him. He’s our beacon, our biggest and strongest key forward.

“Sometimes he gets wrapped up a little by opposition defenders so it’s about being able to keep moving to prevent that.

“It can be a tough balancing act between being that key forward in the contest and still moving enough to stop the key defender from locking him up.”

End of season review

Perhaps Petrie’s best two performances in the second half of the season were in close losses, as he gave his all trying to help his side across the line.

From Round 10 through to 17, he played seven consecutive games with 100 per cent game time, showing off his durability.

2012

Early in the season Petrie struggled to have the same impact as the previous year. However the forward was still finding ways to get on the scoreboard, kicking a respectable 12 goals in the first seven games.

From this point he turned on an impressive feat of goal kicking form, managing 46 in the final 15 matches despite being used as a decoy on multiple occasions.

Petrie kicked 23 goals between Rounds 16 and 19 to temporarily lead the Coleman Medal. His final tally of 58 goals was the highest of his career and pushed him past 250 career goals.

2011

With a full pre-season behind him, Petrie was set for a return in the season opener until he was suspended in the NAB Cup.

Petrie quickly announced himself as one of the premier forwards of the competition with six goals against Richmond in Round 5. Despite North losing on the day, its forward structure was now set for the foreseeable future.

Petrie was only goalless on four occasions throughout the season in one of the best years of his career. It was recognised with a third place finish in the Syd Barker Medal.

2010

After a decade of largely injury-free football, Petrie endured a horrible succession of foot injuries in 2010 which limited him to just two games.

He played his first game for the year in Round 10 and successfully completed it, however pulled up sore and was forced to sit on the sideline until Round 15.

In his comeback against Sydney, he once again broke a bone in his foot. Courageously playing deep in the goal square, it was his final game for the season as he went in for surgery.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 8.9
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 7.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 79.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 7
Handballs 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Disposals 21 Richmond Rd 6
Marks 12 Essendon Rd 7
Hit-outs 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 1
Tackles 6 Fremantle Rd 8
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 114 Essendon Rd 7

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 63 6 2 8 3 3 0 1 4 1 2 55
2 Brisbane Lions W 133 - 51 9 7 16 8 0 2 0 1 2 1 84
3 Port Adelaide L 105 - 113 10 4 14 8 0 2 0 2 2 0 84
4 Geelong Cats W 67 - 83 4 5 9 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 43
5 Hawthorn L 70 - 130 9 3 12 6 0 1 0 3 2 1 77
6 Richmond W 109 - 74 14 7 21 10 1 2 1 4 1 2 110
7 Essendon W 82 - 93 14 5 19 12 0 1 1 4 2 0 114
8 Fremantle L 115 - 42 11 4 15 9 2 0 1 6 0 2 93
9 Collingwood L 112 - 95 9 3 12 9 0 0 1 4 2 2 87
10 West Coast Eagles W 85 - 75 10 9 19 7 0 2 0 2 1 2 87
11 Sydney Swans L 75 - 91 4 5 9 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 48
12 GWS Giants W 61 - 117 7 3 10 7 0 0 0 3 2 2 74
14 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 6 107 57 164 88 7 11 7 36 17 14 956

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 281
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 5.5
    • Hit-Outs 4.2
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 72.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2008
Disposals 27 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2006
Marks 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 26 Collingwood Rd 16, 2008
Tackles 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 17, 2005
Goals 7 Richmond Rd 17, 2012
AFL Fantasy 146 Western Bulldogs Rd 17, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 North Melbourne 107 57 164 88 7 11 7 36 17 14 956
2014 North Melbourne 213 90 303 135 23 33 21 61 50 39 1800
2013 North Melbourne 230 79 309 133 72 44 12 63 48 19 1886
2012 North Melbourne 205 91 296 147 55 37 22 56 58 18 1854
2011 North Melbourne 222 72 294 129 98 41 20 58 48 41 1837
2010 North Melbourne 13 8 21 7 2 2 0 5 0 1 101
2009 North Melbourne 221 111 332 145 82 27 19 89 27 21 1911
2008 North Melbourne 228 139 367 154 219 32 23 57 17 15 1951
2007 North Melbourne 226 78 304 138 125 30 19 66 38 16 1854
2006 North Melbourne 208 104 312 158 87 27 16 54 4 3 1615
2005 North Melbourne 169 59 228 84 229 19 31 66 11 7 1369
2004 North Melbourne 166 57 223 84 52 25 20 53 20 18 1231
2003 North Melbourne 172 64 236 107 76 12 19 67 28 21 1453
2002 North Melbourne 45 22 67 20 24 5 6 30 10 7 437
2001 North Melbourne 26 9 35 10 38 3 5 13 0 0 204

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

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 5
- Contested disposals: 4
- Hit-outs: 3
- Inside 50's: 2

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 11
- Frees for: 4
- Goals: 1
- Time on Ground: 100%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 18
- Marks: 12
- One percenters: 5
- Time on Ground: 100%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 15
- Hit-outs: 18
- Tackles: 4
- Time on Ground: 88%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 13
- Goals: 2
- Frees for: 5
- Time on Ground: 97%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 15
- Goals: 2
- Inside 50's: 3
- Time on Ground: 98%

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2001 v Essendon
Venue:
MCG

North Melbourne: 3.1.19, 4.3.27, 6.6.42, 9.7.61
Essendon: 7.2.44, 9.5.59, 15.6.96, 23.8.146

50th Game

Round 9, 2004 v Melbourne
Venue:
MCG

North Melbourne: 2.2.14, 4.5.29, 8.9.57, 11.12.78
Melbourne: 3.5.23, 7.10.52, 11.14.80, 13.18.96

100th Game

Round 16, 2006 v Adelaide
Venue:
AAMI Stadium

North Melbourne: 1.3.9, 4.4.28, 6.8.44, 7.10.52
Adelaide: 4.3.27, 7.6.48, 14.7.91, 19.10.124

150th Game

Round 19, 2008 v Western Bulldogs
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 6.5.41, 11.6.72, 15.7.97, 21.10.136
Western Bulldogs: 2.3.15, 5.4.34, 11.7.73, 18.8.116

200th Game

Round 1, 2012 v Essendon
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.3.27, 8.5.53, 10.10.70, 15.12.102
Essendon: 3.2.20, 9.8.62, 13.14.92, 14.20.104

250th Game

Round 6, 2014 v Fremantle
Venue:
Patersons Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.4.16, 5.6.36, 7.11.53, 10.14.74
Fremantle: 4.4.28, 6.8.44, 8.8.56, 8.13.61