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2016 Review: Joel Tippett

The rock of the Werribee defensive unit, Joel Tippett enjoyed another solid season at VFL level.

10:28am Oct 3, 2016

Tipping a return

North Melbourne defender Joel Tippett says he’s on track for a return to full training in near future.

5:42pm Apr 19, 2016

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Joel
Tippett

Height
197 cm
DOB
26-10-1988
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
-
Career
9
Goals
2018
-
Career
0
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
JoelTippett

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Southport
Recruited from: North Adelaide
Draft: #57, 2006 Rookie (Brisbane)
#9, 2010 Rookie (Gold Coast)
#8, 2013 Rookie (NM)
Debut: Round 22, 2011 v Adelaide (Gold Coast)

Strengths

- Strong one-on-one
- Spoiling

Jumper Club Members

- North Melbourne Past Players & Officials Association
- Jill, Laura & David Edmonds

Background: Pre-NMFC



Selected by North Melbourne in the 2013 Rookie Draft, Joel Tippett previously spent time on Brisbane’s list from 2007 to 2009 and Gold Coast in 2011.

After he was delisted by Gold Coast, Tippett returned to West Adelaide in the SANFL and spent the last two seasons impressing senior coach Andy Collins.

Collins labelled Tippett ‘the best key defender, particularly the best full-back, outside the AFL.’

Season by Season

Season by Season

Development Manager, Ben Dyer

“He’s as reliable as you’d want for a key defender. Every week you can play him on the deepest key forward from the opposition and it’s hard to think of games where he was beaten.

“It was good from the club’s point of view because you knew if Taz (Robbie Tarrant) ever went down, you had someone ready to come in who was playing good footy.

“He was unlucky from that perspective in not getting a shot, and he couldn’t have done much more from a VFL point of view.

“You don’t go to a game and notice him terribly much, but when you go back and have a look at his tape, he just blankets his opponent.”

2015

Mid-season, from Ben Dyer

“It was a good half-year for him from the point of view of playing against some really different opponents. There were strong opponents who wanted to wrestle; others who wanted to move him around.

“What he’s probably learned is that at senior VFL level you have to be good all the time. He now appreciates that you’ve got to be good in a number of areas to play against those forwards and it’s been an education in concentrating and applying himself for the whole four quarters of the game.”

Second half of 2015, from Ben Dyer

“Where he plays in 2016 we’re not sure yet. Down the track maybe he is a key forward, but for an induction into senior (VFL) footy, having the game in front of him probably isn’t a bad idea.

“His rehab has been going well and he’s been able to get a good skill block. We’re looking forward to see what he can do over summer.”

2014

Starting from the rookie list, Joel Tippett rose quickly to make his senior debut in Round 6 this season.

It was hardly a gentle start to his North career, with the key defender spending time on Matthew Pavlich during game number one. Nevertheless he was an important part of holding Fremantle to just eight goals, helping his team to victory by 13 points.

At 197cm, the left-footer was able to match up on a variety of opposition forwards, and looked to have cemented a spot in the lineup, playing four consecutive games between Rounds 6 and 10.

However it was against Geelong where disaster struck. In attempting to tackle the Cats’ Jordan Murdoch, Tippett tore his pectoral muscle, resulting in a long stint on the sidelines.

Although the key defender was able to return late in the season for North Ballarat and perform well, he was unable to reclaim his spot.

He was promoted to the senior list following the season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 3.8
    • Handballs 3.2
    • Disposals 7.0
    • Marks 2.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 29.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2015
Handballs 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 9, 2014
Disposals 11 Richmond Rd 23, 2015
Marks 4 Richmond Rd 23, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Hawthorn Rd 24, 2011
Tackles 4 Richmond Rd 23, 2015
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 56 Richmond Rd 23, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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: 7
- Rebound 50's: 3
- Marks: 2
- Time on Ground: 79%

NMFC Debut

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