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Injury Update: Vickers-Willis

North Melbourne will be without emerging defender Ed Vickers-Willis for the remainder of the season.

8:49am Jul 21, 2017

Injury Update: Round 13

North Melbourne will be without Ed Vickers-Willis for up to eight weeks after he injured his PCL.

4:32pm Jun 13, 2017

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Ed
Vickers-Willis

Height
190 cm
DOB
28-03-1996
Weight
86 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
7
Career
7
Goals
2017
0
Career
0
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
354
Avg
51
EdVickers-Willis

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: East Malvern
Recruited from: Sandringham
Draft: #36, 2014 National
Debut: N/A

Strengths

- Versatility
- Kicking

Jumper Club Members

- North Melbourne Cheer Squad
- Lisa Ryan & Natalie Mayne
- John Wohlers Jewellers

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Able to play a variety of roles, Vickers-Willis spent time in the midfield for Sandringham and down back for Vic Metro in Under 18 National Championships.

The 190cm Victorian won All-Australian honours for his performances with Metro, averaging 16 disposals a game at 81 per cent efficiency.

The efficiency was again on show at the Draft Combine as Vickers-Willis registered a score of 26/30 in the kicking test.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Development Manager, Ben Dyer

“Even from early on in the year, when he hadn’t played for the best part of a year and he didn’t miss a beat when he started back again.

“The parts of his game that suggests he’ll be able to transition into AFL footy are that he’s looking to come off to intercept or mark in the air.

“He’s able to understand setups, structures and also adjust in-game. He’s pretty good at that, and you’ve got to be switched on to see things in-game and deal with it.

“He’s really good at reading the cues up-field to know when to come off and when to stay at home (on his opponent). That helps him get it right more often than not.

“As a defender if you’re able to react that split second quicker than your opponent, it puts you in a better position if you’re going to help out.

“He was really pushing for selection in the back half of the year and he was right on the cusp a few times. That’ll drive him over summer and keep him going.”

2015

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“He spent the pre-season as an inside mid, which was quite new to him. He would have derived some benefit from that, but then once the season started it was decided to play him in a position where he was a bit more comfortable for his first go at senior VFL level.

“In the small number of games he played, because of his competitiveness more than anything else, he was really hard to play on and had a real defend-first focus that you want in a defender. It was a shame to see him go down because he was tracking quite well up until that point.”

Second half of 2015, from Ben Dyer

“He’s got a fair bit of strength back into the shoulder already and he should be right to go for pre-season.

“We were pretty excited about what he was able to do before his injury. He’s a real pro already with his training and he thinks about the game a lot.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 4.9
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.6

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Fremantle Rd 5
Handballs 15 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Disposals 21 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Marks 5 Fremantle Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 9
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 66 Sydney Swans Rd 8

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 8 7 15 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 55
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 2 12 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 47
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 4 8 12 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 39
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 6 15 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 66
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 3 11 14 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 58
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 4 4 8 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 47
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 7 5 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 42
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 34 62 96 16 0 6 5 22 0 1 354

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 4.9
    • Handballs 8.9
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Fremantle Rd 5, 2017
Handballs 15 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2017
Disposals 21 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2017
Marks 5 Fremantle Rd 5, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 9, 2017
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 66 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 34 62 96 16 0 6 5 22 0 1 354
2016 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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