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Wood's successful return

Mason Wood impressed in his first game in almost two months for Werribee on Sunday.

8:31pm Apr 16, 2017

Injury Update: Round 4

Mason Wood is in line to return to football as soon as this weekend despite a recent procedure.

9:02am Apr 12, 2017

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Mason
Wood

Height
192 cm
DOB
13-09-1993
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2017
10
Career
26
Goals
2017
14
Career
30
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
650
Avg
65
MasonWood

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Geelong Amateur
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Draft: #41, 2012 National
Debut: Round 23, 2014 v Melbourne

Strengths

- Strong overhead mark
- Elite endurance

Jumper Club Members

- Lindsay Ball & Jacqui Carton
- Chris Guz - Hardware Supply

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

One of the top key forwards in his draft pool, Mason Wood was Geelong’s main spearhead in 2012. At 192cm, the left footer used his running power to become the Falcons’ most important goalkicker.

Wood’s ability to cover the ground was backed up in his draft camp results, finishing in the top 10 for the agility test and also posting the second-best goalkicking score.

He ticked all the boxes off-field, with the Falcons’ regional manager Michael Turner complimenting his dedication to succeed.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Forwards Coach, Leigh Tudor

“It was really unfortunate he got injured because he was playing really good football for us.

“He did show us this year that he’s improved his weaknesses and keeps bringing his AFL qualities to game day, he’s going to be a really dangerous forward for us next year.

“The thing you notice about Mase is that he’s done so much work over the last couple of years with the development coaches on his ground balls and marking.

“To see that come out at AFL level this year under pressure was just magnificent and says a lot about Mason.

“He’s got so many strengths now after making those improvements.”

2015

Mid-season, from Leigh Tudor

"'Mase' has played six games and has gone back to the VFL in the last month.

"He's working hard to get a spot back but with the guys that are already in the team and then 'Blacky' (Aaron Black) and Majak (Daw) also fighting for the next forward spots, he has to do enough at VFL level to put his name up.

"He's working hard to do that; he's knocking on the door but not breaking it down at this point."

Second half of 2015, from Gavin Brown

“To his credit, he worked really hard on a few areas of his game that had slipped a little bit, and then he got that opportunity in Round 23 to get another taste of senior football.

“He was a little bit inconsistent. When he was on he was marking the ball really powerfully and running strongly. He played mainly as a forward, as a comparison it was similar to Aaron Black’s role with North when he played in the senior side in 2014.”

 

2014

Mason Wood’s strong second year at Arden Street was rewarded with a senior debut to close the home and away season.

Impressive form at the start of 2014 had Wood close to a call-up, with senior development manager Gavin Brown full of praise for the left-footer’s play.

However just as it seemed he was on the verge of debuting, Wood pulled up sore after a game for Werribee in late May.

It set the number 32 back a couple of steps, and after his return he took some time to work into the same form he had before the minor injury.

As Werribee charged towards the VFL finals, Wood was a large part of the team’s charge, and he was rewarded by playing his first game for North Melbourne in Round 23.

Impressive throughout, Wood’s three-goal haul could be the catalyst for a big 2015.

2013

Mid-season, from Brett Allison

“Mason is one who is a strong runner already and his endurance levels are pretty good. That’s his strength.

“The defensive side of his game is going to be the next part to work on, without the football at AFL level – he may get away with some things at VFL level but that’s the next area.

“He presents well and takes marks on the lead. At the moment, pack marking is not what he does; he’ll give an honest contest but he’s a first year player who needs to put a few kilos on in the gym before improving that side of his game.

End of season review

Wood had been playing, unknowingly, with a small fracture in his knee during his first year. It turned out to be an old fracture at the bottom of his thigh bone that ruled him out of action for three months.

The up-and-coming key forward resumed running in early October before travelling to Utah with the North Melbourne squad.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 65.0

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Handballs 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Disposals 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Marks 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 7
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 127 Adelaide Crows Rd 7

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 GWS Giants L 67 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 11 3 14 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 75
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 7 7 14 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 72
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 14 10 24 10 0 0 0 5 2 3 127
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 3 8 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 33
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 13 3 16 4 0 0 0 2 3 3 86
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 6 2 8 2 0 1 2 3 2 0 47
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 5 9 14 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 52
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 6 9 15 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 53
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 6 1 7 2 0 1 4 4 2 0 43
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 8 6 14 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 62
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 79 58 137 42 0 3 9 25 14 11 650

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 65.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2017
Handballs 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2016
Disposals 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2017
Marks 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2016
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 9, 2017
AFL Fantasy 127 Adelaide Crows Rd 7, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 79 58 137 42 0 3 9 25 14 11 650
2016 North Melbourne 68 46 114 38 0 12 6 26 12 8 588
2015 North Melbourne 56 48 104 28 0 3 6 12 1 6 393
2014 North Melbourne 6 1 7 4 0 0 0 3 3 1 63

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
- Goals: 3
- Marks inside 50: 3
- Time on Ground: 90%

NMFC Debut

Round 23, 2014 v Melbourne
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.3.27, 8.5.53, 13.9.87, 19.9.123
Melbourne: 4.3.27, 8.5.53, 9.7.61, 14.9.93