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Opponent backs Daw

Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers has praised Majak Daw after the pair faced off on Saturday.

3:32pm Jul 24, 2017

Daw ready to play

After signing a three year deal last September, Majak Daw is yet to make his mark on season 2017.

10:59am Jun 22, 2017

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Majak
Daw

Height
195 cm
DOB
11-03-1991
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2017
7
Career
32
Goals
2017
4
Career
30
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
399
Avg
57
MajakDaw

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Wyndham Falcons
Recruited from: Western Jets
Draft: #9, 2009 Rookie
#103, 2012 National
Debut: Round 4, 2013 v Brisbane

Strengths

- Contested marking
- Versatility (ruck/forward)

Jumper Club Members

- Wispar PTY LTD

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

The first Sudanese-born AFL footballer, Majak Daw moved to Australia with his family in 2003.

Attending secondary school at MacKillop College in Werribee, it was where Daw first played football.

Daw played for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup, turning in some impressive performances in 2009. Draft camp results in the beep test, 20 metre sprint and standing jump caught North Melbourne’s eye.

In the rookie draft, the Kangaroos selected him with their second pick, creating history.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Forwards Coach, Leigh Tudor

“Not many blokes can say they’ve kicked four (goals) in a final, and Maj has done that now.

“The expectation probably rises now a little bit, but the biggest thing for Maj is that he hasn’t had a lot of pre-seasons.

“You do a lot of your learning and a lot of your practicing of your technique in the pre-season.

“Because he’s had so many injuries, he’s only had one or two pre-seasons in the time he’s been here.

“The fact he can come back fresh this year and really smash a pre-season means the sky’s the limit for Maj.

“If we can get him out on the track in the pre-season, he’s still got so much improvement in him. We want to help him become a four quarter player because if he can do that, it’s going to excite a lot of people.”

2015

Having dislocated his foot at the end 2014, Daw had a delayed start to his campaign.

Daw had a strong run at form at VFL level and ultimately earnt his spot back as a result, playing his first AFL game for the year in round 14 against Gold Coast.

Given another opportunity to prove himself in Round 23, he impressed in the ruck, one-out against Ivan Maric in the absence of Todd Goldstein.

Daw was delisted ahead of the 2015 National Draft, but the club committed to re-adding him to the list as a rookie in December.

 

2014

Daw had an interrupted pre-season, recovering from a knee injury which curtailed his 2013 campaign.

However, his early season games for Werribee were promising and earned him a North Melbourne call-up for the trip west to face Fremantle in Round 6. The key-position forward was promising in patches, kicking a goal and providing ruck relief for Todd Goldstein in the Kangaroos’ win.

Five consecutive games in the side yielded three wins and two losses, but a quiet game against Richmond in Round 12 led to Daw being substituted at half-time and a stint in the VFL.

Further strong performances for Werribee and praise from its coach John Lamont led to a recall for two more senior games in Round 18 and 19, but Daw was largely ineffective in both losses. Ben Brown effectively took his spot in the side from there and into the finals.

It was playing for Werribee where Daw suffered what looked to be a horrific injury. It looked like he would be sidelined for 12 months, but luckily he escaped the most serious diagnosis.

Dodging surgery, Daw should return to training in January after recovering from a dislocated foot.

2013

Mid-season, from Brett Allison

“We can certainly see that he can do some special things. Athletically and skill wise he’s suited to the game no problem, and that’s not what is going to hold him back.

“His game sense and knowing what he has to do based on where the ball is on the ground is next. Defensively, it’s just reaction time to cover off and find a man when the opposition takes possession of the ball.”

End of season review

On his return to Werribee in the VFL, Daw was a consistent player in both the forward 50 and the ruck. Forming a solid partnership with Daniel Currie, Daw had multiple bags of goals.

Unfortunately a troublesome knee injury forced a premature end to his season and he underwent surgery which ruled him out for months.

2012

Daw was suspended indefinitely in the pre-season for lying to the coaching staff about his rehabilitation from a knee injury.

On his return he continued his development at Werribee, adding more consistency to his game when coming up against AFL-listed opponents in the ruck.

He finished the year with arguably his best game of his career in the VFL preliminary final against Geelong and was promoted to the senior list for 2013.

2011

Even though Daw spent the year in the VFL, he was the talk of the town after an incredible goal against Collingwood. With more than 70,000 views on YouTube, it became a viral sensation.

He played a full season as the number one ruckman in Werribee's seniors which provided an immeasurable boost to his development.

He re-signed until the end of 2013 in October.

2010

Starting from a long way behind the rest of the list in terms of fitness, Daw's first 12 months were all about bringing him up to speed.

The fact wasn't lost on Daw either who said, 'I have to work on my fitness' after only six weeks at the club.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 4.0
    • Handballs 2.9
    • Disposals 6.9
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 16.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 57.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 18
Disposals 14 Essendon Rd 18
Marks 5 Geelong Cats Rd 2
Hit-outs 33 Essendon Rd 18
Tackles 7 Melbourne Rd 19
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 97 Essendon Rd 18

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 Geelong Cats L 112 - 111 6 4 10 5 8 2 1 1 1 0 58
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
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 5 1 6 3 9 1 1 3 2 1 58
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 4 1 5 1 8 1 1 3 1 1 42
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 3 1 4 1 15 0 0 2 0 0 37
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 4 1 5 1 21 1 1 2 0 1 45
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 4 10 14 4 33 3 1 5 0 0 97
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 2 2 4 2 18 0 0 7 0 0 62
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 28 20 48 17 112 8 5 23 4 3 399

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 32
    • Kicks 4.8
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 7.7
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 9.2
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 55.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2013
Handballs 10 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Disposals 18 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2013
Marks 8 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2013
Hit-outs 33 Essendon Rd 18, 2017
Tackles 8 Richmond Rd 23, 2015
Goals 6 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2013
AFL Fantasy 128 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 28 20 48 17 112 8 5 23 4 3 399
2016 North Melbourne 52 34 86 34 72 5 7 28 9 12 560
2015 North Melbourne 8 3 11 4 29 2 0 10 2 0 125
2014 North Melbourne 35 24 59 20 54 6 12 27 6 10 391
2013 North Melbourne 29 14 43 16 28 6 6 11 9 8 285

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: 3
- Goals: 1
- Substituted
- Time on Ground: 13%

NMFC Debut

Round 4, 2013 v Brisbane
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 5.10.40, 8.13.61, 15.16.106, 18.17.125
Brisbane: 1.2.8, 4.5.29, 6.5.41, 9.8.62