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Kayne's amazing turnaround

What a difference 12 months can make. In 2016, Kayne Turner simply couldn’t string games together.

12:48pm May 17, 2017

Kayne’s courage

Kayne Turner has been nominated for Mark of the Year following his courageous grab against Adelaide.

2:01pm May 8, 2017

Latest Player Video

Rd 21, 2017: Turner pre-match

10:59am  Aug 13, 2017

May 17, 2017: Turner interview

12:43pm  May 17, 2017

Rd 7, 2017: Turner (MOTW)

10:42am  May 8, 2017

Rd 4, 2017: Turner turns it on

5:48pm  Apr 14, 2017

JLT 3, 2017: Turner post-match

1:36am  Mar 11, 2017

JLT 1, 2017: Turner goal

3:21pm  Feb 19, 2017

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Kayne
Turner

Height
180 cm
DOB
31-12-1995
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
15
Career
36
Goals
2017
17
Career
33
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
971
Avg
65
KayneTurner

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Wodonga
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Draft: #25, 2013 Rookie
Debut: Round 20, 2014 v GWS Giants

Strengths

- Tackling
- Pressure at ground level

Jumper Club Members

- Dan Denning
- Arden St Supporters Group
- Fred & Fay Sands & The Rowe Family
- Peaka Station

Background: Pre-NMFC



North Melbourne’s final rookie draft selection in 2013 was used on Kayne Turner from the Murray Bushrangers.

Turner qualified for the 2013 draft class by just six hours. An inside midfielder, he started 2013 in the Ovens and Murray League before showing rapid improvement in nine TAC Cup games.

At 180cm and 67kg, Turner can also play as a small forward or defender if required.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Senior Development Coach, Gavin Brown

“The year was almost a write off for Kayne.

“He did his hamstring against St Kilda in the NAB Challenge and missed a chunk of time. Then he came back and hurt it again and could not get going.

“In the games he did play, a couple stood out. One against Geelong at Simonds Stadium, he played in the midfield.

“That day prompted us to not just play him as a mid-forward but get him up the ground and use his attributes there.

“He looked comfortable there, and it’s an opportunity where he might have another position where he can be used in the future.”

2015

Mid-season review

After his strong finish to 2014, Turner played the first five games of 2015.

He was twice used as the starting substitute, entering at half time in Round 1 and in the third quarter of Round 5.

It was after the second sub appearance where Turner was omitted from the North line-up, sent back to Werribee in the VFL. He was in good form as the mid-season bye approached.

Second half of 2015, from Shane Watson

“The players just love having him in the team.

“They’re the sort of guys you love, he’s a very popular member of the team.

“His form was a little bit up and down through the middle of the year but later in the year he had some good form for Werribee, got rewarded and then held his spot.

2014

From almost being ineligible for the 2013 draft class to an AFL debut just eight months later. It was a rapid rise for 18-year-old Kayne Turner in his first year at Arden Street.

Arriving at North Melbourne weighing just 67 kilos, very few figured Turner to have anything other than a development year in 2014, learning the ropes and becoming acclimatised to the life of an AFL footballer.

However consistent performances at VFL level for Werribee raised the eyebrows of the coaching staff, and soon he was being considered for a North debut. In Round 20, Turner’s time arrived. He was elevated off the rookie list and immediately made an impact against the GWS Giants, goaling in the first quarter and ending with 12 disposals for the match.

A four goal haul in the final home and away round booked the small forward’s spot for the Elimination Final. In front of more than 78,000 at the MCG, he relished the stage, playing an important role in North’s second half comeback.

Following the season, Turner was upgraded to the senior list for 2015.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 12.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 64.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 Melbourne Rd 9
Handballs 13 St Kilda Rd 22
Disposals 20 Melbourne Rd 9
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Sydney Swans Rd 8
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 95 Melbourne Rd 9

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 93 - 136 3 6 9 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 47
2 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 9 0 9 5 0 2 0 5 2 2 78
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 9 8 17 5 0 1 2 0 1 2 61
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 5 5 10 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 62
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 5 4 9 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 46
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 8 8 16 8 0 0 1 4 1 2 85
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 10 8 18 2 0 3 1 5 1 0 78
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 8 1 9 2 0 1 0 10 2 1 86
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 11 9 20 6 0 2 0 6 0 0 95
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 6 6 12 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 77
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 4 5 9 3 0 2 0 3 0 1 46
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 4 5 9 3 0 0 2 4 1 0 47
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
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 3 6 9 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 43
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 5 13 18 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 66
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 4 5 9 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 54
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 94 89 183 54 0 16 7 61 17 8 971

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 36
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 55.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 2, 2015
Handballs 13 St Kilda Rd 22, 2017
Disposals 20 Melbourne Rd 9, 2017
Marks 8 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Sydney Swans Rd 8, 2017
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 23, 2014
AFL Fantasy 95 Melbourne Rd 9, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 94 89 183 54 0 16 7 61 17 8 971
2016 North Melbourne 3 12 15 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 61
2015 North Melbourne 72 48 120 30 0 19 6 38 8 3 606
2014 North Melbourne 39 23 62 19 0 8 5 26 8 1 366

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: 12
- Goals: 1
- Tackles: 2
- Time on Ground: 78%

NMFC Debut

Round 20, 2014 v GWS Giants
Venue:
StarTrack Oval

North Melbourne: 4.1.25, 7.3.45, 15.6.96, 19.12.126
GWS Giants: 1.4.10, 6.5.41, 6.6.42, 7.9.51