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Jarrad
Waite

Height
194 cm
DOB
04-02-1983
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2003
Games
244
Goals
377
JarradWaite

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Benalla/Murray U18
Recruited from: Carlton
Draft: #46, 2001 National - father-son selection (CARL)
Debut: Round 1, 2003 v Sydney (CARL)

Strengths

- Contested marking
- Game-changer

Jumper Club Members

- Matthew Turcinovich
- North Melbourne Cheer Squad

Background: Pre-NMFC

The son of Carlton premiership player Vin Waite, Jarrad was selected by Carlton with pick 46 in the 2001 National Draft.

Spending most of his early career as a key-position forward in a struggling side, Waite showed his potential with three big games in 2005, kicking five goals against Hawthorn to go with four against Sydney and Port Adelaide – all before his 50th match.

Between 2007 and 2009, Waite split his time between both ends of the ground, alternating between playing as a key-forward and defender. The experiment ended there though, with the 194 centimetre Waite seen almost exclusively in attack from then on.

Battling an assortment of niggles, he was unable to play more than 16 games in a season from 2010-2014, but still proved immensely valuable when on the field. Averaging almost two goals a game, a bag from Waite normally meant the Blues were on the way to a victory.

At the end of the 2014 season, Waite decided to join North Melbourne as a restricted free agent, signing a two-year deal to continue his career at Arden Street.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The most senior member of the North Melbourne squad, but when he is fit, Jarrad Waite is arguably one of the most important.

Now 35, Waite only managed 10 games in 2017, but was still able to reach his destructive best on a number of occasions.

Waite’s capabilities were well and truly on show in the round 7 demolition of the ladder-leading Adelaide Crows at Blundstone Arena. Waite took the game by the scruff, utterly dominating the hapless Crows as he racked up 22 disposals and kicked 6.2 in the 59-point win.

While a fit Waite will not only help on-field results, his vast experience will no doubt be key in mentoring the Roos’ brigade of young forwards such as Ben McKay and Mason Wood.

2016

Forwards Coach, Leigh Tudor

“Waitey was fantastic for us. He’s very much like Higgo (Shaun Higgins), in the way he prepares.

“He knows what he has to do to be at his best so he does everything he can to make sure he’s right for game day.

“His first eight or nine weeks really showed that, where he kicked 27 goals by Round 9. He was marking everything, and whenever we were in trouble he just seemed to pop up.

“It was really disappointing he went down and he tried his hardest to get back. Now that all those issues are fixed up, I’d expect Waitey to come back strongly.

“He’s going to be a really important leader for the forward group next year. It’s a massive strength of his to help out the other guys with his experience.”

2015

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

"'Waitey' has been a little bit up and down. He kicked seven goals against the Brisbane Lions, but he's had a couple of quiet little patches in terms of output on the scoreboard.

"If you said you'd get 19 goals out of Jarrad in the first 12 weeks, you'd almost take that, but the more pleasing thing is that he's been able to play all but one game.

"People would've questioned his durability when we got him because he's averaged about 16 games for the last five years, but he's almost there already."

Second half of 2015, from Shane Watson

“He found his consistency in the second half of the year.

“Even when he wasn’t producing a massive amount on the scoreboard, his defensive game was really pleasing.

“He chased, tackled, and did a lot of the hard stuff and then got his reward by kicking goals.

“His first couple of finals were really good.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 4.1
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 6.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.8
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 2.5
    • AFL Fantasy 85.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 St Kilda Rd 2
Handballs 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 21
Disposals 24 St Kilda Rd 2
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 2
Hit-outs 5 St Kilda Rd 2
Tackles 6 St Kilda Rd 2
Goals 4 GWS Giants Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 146 St Kilda Rd 2

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 10 5 15 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 55
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 21 3 24 13 5 1 0 6 1 2 146
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 8 2 10 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 66
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 11 6 17 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 80
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 13 3 16 8 0 0 0 2 3 5 100
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 8 4 12 4 0 1 0 2 3 1 72
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 5 5 10 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 44
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 17 5 22 7 0 5 0 2 4 0 119
10 Fremantle W 58 - 86 15 4 19 5 0 0 1 4 3 0 99
11 Brisbane Lions W 141 - 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Geelong Cats L 96 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon L 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Sydney Swans L 98 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood L 130 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 41 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 107 4 5 9 3 0 0 2 0 2 1 38
21 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 92 13 6 19 12 0 1 1 1 2 2 103
22 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 77 12 3 15 10 0 0 0 3 3 1 103
23 St Kilda W 94 - 117 14 2 16 8 0 0 2 0 3 3 85
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 151 53 204 81 10 13 11 27 32 18 1110

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 244
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 4.5
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 74.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Sydney Swans Rd 4, 2009
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 2, 2011
Disposals 31 Sydney Swans Rd 4, 2009
Marks 14 Essendon Rd 11, 2013
Hit-outs 5 St Kilda Rd 2, 2018
Tackles 8 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2006
Goals 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2015
AFL Fantasy 150 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 151 53 204 81 10 13 11 27 32 18 1110
2017 North Melbourne 96 45 141 49 5 5 8 25 22 18 761
2016 North Melbourne 135 74 209 79 0 20 17 56 29 15 1172
2015 North Melbourne 209 105 314 134 0 17 19 66 42 24 1739
2014 Carlton 169 62 231 100 0 14 12 46 29 17 1284
2013 Carlton 127 37 164 84 0 17 17 34 27 17 988
2012 Carlton 116 49 165 84 0 16 13 30 27 14 971
2011 Carlton 116 58 174 83 0 9 23 24 16 19 864
2010 Carlton 173 66 239 111 2 15 23 56 36 14 1386
2009 Carlton 132 46 178 66 0 6 4 10 10 2 782
2008 Carlton 256 131 387 138 5 19 34 66 7 5 1677
2007 Carlton 206 117 323 110 2 19 26 58 28 15 1540
2006 Carlton 126 42 168 86 3 6 15 34 18 16 944
2005 Carlton 185 95 280 119 2 15 27 41 36 23 1441
2004 Carlton 43 27 70 26 0 2 7 20 7 9 373
2003 Carlton 150 83 233 52 6 11 18 56 11 12 1037

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: 10
- Tackles: 4
- Marks: 3
- Time on Ground: 86%

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 13
- Marks: 7
- Goals: 2
- Time on Ground: 75%

NMFC debut

Round 1, 2015 v Adelaide
Venue:
Adelaide Oval

North Melbourne: 2.1.13, 3.1.19, 9.4.58, 9.9.63
Adelaide: 6.4.40, 12.10.82, 15.12.102, 21.14.140

200th AFL game

Round 18, 2015 v Carlton
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 5.3.33, 8.3.51, 12.6.78, 18.10.118
Carlton: 1.2.8, 6.5.41, 7.6.48, 8.6.54