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Simpkin finds balance

Jy Simpkin has credited Ben Cunnington and Jed Anderson for helping him with his on-ball role.

12:43pm Aug 30, 2018

Simpkin not guilty

North Melbourne young gun Jy Simpkin is free to face Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

7:24pm Jun 5, 2018

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Jy
Simpkin

Height
182 cm
DOB
05-03-1998
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
22
Career
35
Goals
2018
12
Career
21
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1310
Avg
60
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

- John Wohlers Jewellers
- Benton Family
- Sarah Hutchinson
- 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.

Season by Season

Season by Season

North’s first selection at the 2016 National Draft, Jy Simpkin certainly showed why he had been so highly rated heading into the draft.

Although Simpkin was prone to injury (shoulder) and being rested, he managed a respectable 13 games in his debut season.

Like any first year player, Simpkin had his quiet games, but these were undoubtedly overshadowed by the moments of magic that he was able to conjure up throughout the year, often embarrassing more senior defenders with his sharp skills.

An extremely exciting prospect for North fans, Simpkin will be looking to establish himself as one of the main men at Arden St in the coming years.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 6.5
    • Handballs 8.3
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 59.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 6
Disposals 22 Port Adelaide Rd 6
Marks 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 97 Brisbane Lions Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 13 9 22 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 60
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 11 4 15 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 66
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 5 6 11 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 43
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 5 5 10 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 42
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 4 7 11 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 31
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 9 13 22 2 0 1 3 5 1 0 77
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 8 5 13 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 60
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 7 11 18 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 74
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 5 12 17 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 73
10 Fremantle W 58 - 86 6 11 17 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 62
11 Brisbane Lions W 141 - 87 11 10 21 5 0 2 2 6 1 3 97
12 Geelong Cats L 96 - 59 6 6 12 1 0 2 0 8 0 0 67
14 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 77 5 7 12 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 56
15 Essendon L 125 - 108 4 10 14 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 52
16 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 58 4 9 13 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 37
17 Sydney Swans L 98 - 104 7 11 18 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
18 Collingwood L 130 - 64 2 7 9 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 23
19 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 41 9 9 18 4 0 0 2 8 1 0 89
20 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 107 8 12 20 3 0 2 1 4 1 0 78
21 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 92 6 5 11 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 39
22 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 77 6 5 11 5 0 1 1 5 1 0 67
23 St Kilda W 94 - 117 3 9 12 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 55
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 144 183 327 51 0 20 20 80 12 7 1310

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 35
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 55.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1, 2018
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2018
Disposals 22 Port Adelaide Rd 6, 2018
Marks 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 22, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2018
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 19, 2017
AFL Fantasy 97 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 144 183 327 51 0 20 20 80 12 7 1310
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