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No keeping Simpkin down

If there’s one thing you need as an AFL player, it’s resilience and it’s an attribute Jy Simpkin has in spades.

4:47pm Aug 30, 2017

Simpkin on the mend

A break back home in Mooroopna has left Jy Simpkin refreshed after his shoulder injury.

4:50pm May 23, 2017

Latest Player Video

North's new number 12

3:15pm  Nov 15, 2017

Season in Review: Jy Simpkin

4:35pm  Aug 30, 2017

Rd 23, 2017: Simpkin's sidestep

5:06pm  Aug 26, 2017

Rd 19, 2017: Simpkin post-match

6:48pm  Jul 29, 2017

Rd 19, 2017: Simpkin's snap

5:00pm  Jul 29, 2017

Seniors List

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Jy
Simpkin

Height
182 cm
DOB
05-03-1998
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2017
13
Career
13
Goals
2017
9
Career
9
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
637
Avg
49
JySimpkin

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Mooroopna
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Draft: #12, 2016 National
Debut: Round 1, 2017 v West Coast

Strengths

- Goal sense
- Ability in traffic
- Speed

Jumper Club Members

- Adam & Jocelyn O'Keefe
- Benton Family
- John Aaron & Sam La Spina
- Bioenhance PTY LTD - Greg Moody + Rod Bourke

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Simpkin was considered a likely top-10 selection before breaking his leg in a school game in April.

Nevertheless, North was delighted to land the classy on-baller with pick 12 in the 2016 Draft.

Simpkin has the ability to twist and turn out of trouble, is a great reader of the play and knows how to find the big sticks.

While his preparation will be a little delayed, the 18-year-old looks an exciting prospect for 2017 and beyond.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Handballs 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Disposals 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Marks 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 70 Western Bulldogs Rd 4

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 7 9 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 31
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 5 3 8 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 44
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 7 6 13 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 70
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 8 4 12 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 62
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 6 2 8 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 43
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 6 6 12 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 52
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 7 8 15 4 0 3 0 4 0 1 69
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 3 5 8 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 37
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 5 7 12 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 53
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 7 5 12 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 53
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 4 7 11 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 50
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 9 8 17 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 61
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 72 69 141 35 0 10 5 31 9 5 637

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 5.5
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 10.8
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Handballs 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Disposals 17 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Marks 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2017
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 19, 2017
AFL Fantasy 70 Western Bulldogs Rd 4, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 72 69 141 35 0 10 5 31 9 5 637

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: 9
- Tackles: 2
- Marks: 2
- Time on Ground: 81%

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2017 v West Coast
Venue: Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.6.30, 8.8.56, 11.10.76, 13.15.93
West Coast: 3.4.22, 9.8.62, 16.8.104, 21.10.136