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Jamie Macmillan will be doing everything in his power to return before the end of the season.

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3:18pm Feb 9, 2017

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Jamie
Macmillan

Height
188 cm
DOB
23-09-1991
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
13
Career
117
Goals
2017
2
Career
43
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
876
Avg
67
JamieMacmillan

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Scotch College
Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers
Draft: #37, 2009 National
Debut: Round 17, 2010 v Essendon

Strengths

- Leadership
- Composed in possession

Jumper Club Members

- Megan & Wayne Goldspink & Shirley & John MacCuspie
- MAP Real Estate: Michael Furlong
- Essendon Doutta Stars Football Club

Background: Pre-NMFC



From Scotch College, Jamie Macmillan played for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, averaging 19 disposals and four tackles a game in 2009.

The utility also represented Vic Metro in the 2009 Under 18 National Championships, playing alongside the likes of Tom Scully and Daniel Talia. However a hip injury affected his progress and also negatively impacted his draft camp results.

Before the draft, Macmillan thought he was potentially a chance to be selected ‘probably fourth or fifth round’, but North surprised him and selected the Scotch prefect with pick 37.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Defenders Coach, Brad Green

“He had a very consistent year, and he was terrific in some games, especially later in the season.

“He played a little bit on the wing and half-back earlier in the year, and he’s a very smart footballer.

“I can see him being one of the better half-backs in the competition in the next year or two because he creates great run and drive in our offensive play.

“He had some hard roles this year. When you lose Sam (Wright) and Luke (McDonald), we had to throw him on smaller forwards and on the last line, and that’s tough when you haven’t played there that much.

“The way he communicates and plays to the structure we want down back is very important, and he’s good at organising all of that.

“In our line and team meetings, he’ll also direct and give an insight into the players’ perspective.”

2015

Mid-season, from Josh Drummond

“He’s really underrated outside our four walls but an important player we missed for the most part of last year.

“We thought we had him back but then he was in and out for the first few weeks with his nagging lower leg problem that hung around.

“It probably took him a few weeks to get some run and confidence back but recently we’ve started to see the player we expected. He was terrific on the weekend and he can play a number of different roles.”

Second half of 2015, from Josh Drummond

“It was about the continuity with him. When he got a few games in a row, he was able to play well.

“He’s such an important player to us because of the different roles he can play, he gives us good run and also uses the footy well.

“He’s someone we rate quite highly along with being a strong young leader.

“He’s another guy that’ll benefit from a strong pre-season with his best footy still ahead of him.”

2014

Macmillan started 2014 extremely well; one of North Melbourne’s best players through the first two and a half games.

Three votes in the Syd Barker Medal for each of Round 1 and 2 indicated his form, playing off half-back and pushing up on to the wing at times.

However a fractured fibula in the victory over Port Adelaide brought his season to a halt. What was initially pegged to be a 6-8 week injury dragged on, as the troublesome bone refused to heal.

Eventually, after a long road back, Macmillan made his return for Werribee in mid-August. Two impressive outings for the Tigers earned him a recall for the Round 23 clash against Melbourne.

A solid performance against the Demons earned the defender a spot in the Elimination Final victory over Essendon, but the following week he suffered a hamstring injury against Geelong.

It ruled Macmillan out of the Preliminary Final against Sydney, prematurely ending his season after only six games.

2013

Mid-season, from Darren Crocker

“When he’s playing on the wing it’s all about playing his role in the team. He’s taken the job on playing on a few of the guys who we’ve wanted to take away run and penetration from outside.

“He’s been able to do that really well for us. An area he’s been working on strongly is making sure he stays in the contest and is working on being clean with the ball down low.”

End of season review

In the last month of the season, Macmillan also started to hit the scoreboard. Each of the last four games brought a goal, lifting his season total to 11.

With the exception of Round 14, where he was the sub, Macmillan had double-figure disposals in every game for the year.

2012

Moving from the midfield to a half back flank permanently, Macmillan was able to play all 23 games in his third season on the senior list.

He combined his consistency with extra flair, sneaking forward and kicking 11 goals for the season, most from long range.

Alongside Shaun Atley, he provided North with multiple options to play as a rebounding defender.

2011

Macmillan looked to be cementing his spot in the side, playing six games in a row from Rounds 6 to 11. His consistency was impressive for a young player making his way.

In the early stages of the Round 11 game against Adelaide, Macmillan was flattened by Richard Douglas, the bump breaking the number 34's cheekbone and ruling him out of action for four weeks.

It halted Macmillan's momentum and he was only able to play another three games for the season.

2010

Macmillan made his debut in the latter stages of the year and was impressive in his brief showing at senior level.

It included a standout 22-possession game against Fremantle in Round 19, showing what he was capable of.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 18.8
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 67.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Richmond Rd 11
Handballs 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Disposals 26 Richmond Rd 11
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Melbourne Rd 9
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 95 Fremantle Rd 5

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 8 10 18 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 11 9 20 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 82
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 13 7 20 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 53
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 11 12 23 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 65
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 15 11 26 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 95
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 10 7 17 3 0 1 1 5 0 1 72
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 12 8 20 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 72
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 9 10 19 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 11 6 17 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 71
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 7 6 13 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 62
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 17 9 26 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 89
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 8 9 17 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 58
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 5 3 8 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 39
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: 16 137 107 244 47 0 6 5 26 2 3 876

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 117
    • Kicks 9.9
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 65.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2016
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 31 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2016
Marks 11 Sydney Swans Rd 22, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Geelong Cats Rd 19, 2013
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2016
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2015
AFL Fantasy 127 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 137 107 244 47 0 6 5 26 2 3 876
2016 North Melbourne 261 162 423 113 0 14 11 46 8 3 1662
2015 North Melbourne 203 123 326 100 1 10 5 30 7 5 1318
2014 North Melbourne 43 44 87 19 0 1 5 14 1 0 322
2013 North Melbourne 219 153 372 101 3 17 8 46 11 4 1516
2012 North Melbourne 203 156 359 83 0 10 10 45 11 7 1403
2011 North Melbourne 61 41 102 21 0 3 4 14 2 1 388
2010 North Melbourne 26 29 55 10 0 0 0 6 1 1 197

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: 19
- Tackles: 3
- Inside 50's: 3
- Time on Ground: 85%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 12
- Tackles: 3
- Marks: 3
- Time on Ground: 73%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 30
- Marks: 8- Rebound 50's: 6
- Time on Ground: 94%

NMFC Debut

Round 17, 2010 v Essendon
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 3.5.23, 8.5.53, 13.8.86, 18.11.119
Essendon: 5.3.33, 9.8.62, 13.11.89, 18.14.122

50th Game

Round 15, 2013 v Richmond
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 3.3.21, 11.6.72, 15.8.98, 19.14.128
Richmond: 2.2.14, 2.7.19, 4.15.39, 8.18.66

100th Game

Round 20, 2016 v Western Bulldogs
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.2.14, 2.4.16, 4.5.29, 7.5.47
Western Bulldogs: 1.4.10, 4.5.29, 7.7.49, 9.7.61