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Clarke's burning ambition

As Ryan Clarke contemplates his third season, the North young gun wants to turn his potential into success

9:59am Sep 1, 2017

Clarke cited

The Match Review Panel has fined North youngster Ryan Clarke for a rough conduct charge.

3:29pm May 29, 2017

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Season in Review: Ryan Clarke

9:39am  Sep 1, 2017

VFL Rd 2, 2017: Player focus

12:30am  Apr 23, 2017

VFL Rd 2, 2017: Clarke post-match

12:25am  Apr 23, 2017

VFL Rd 2, 2017: Clarke post-match

9:57pm  Apr 16, 2017

February 1, 2017: Clarke update

1:33pm  Feb 1, 2017

Seniors List

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Ryan
Clarke

Height
184 cm
DOB
17-06-1997
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
15
Career
21
Goals
2017
6
Career
6
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1031
Avg
69
RyanClarke

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Knox
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Draft: #31, 2015 National
Debut: Round 16, 2016 v West Coast

Strengths

- Pace
- Versatility

Jumper Club Members

- Lauren & Pat Toner & Janet Fox
- Brady Scanlon
- Georgina Fuller

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Drafted from the Eastern Ranges, Clarke was viewed as a prolific ball-winner with a high workrate at junior level.

The 184 centimetre midfielder averaged 31 disposals a game at TAC Cup level, and also impressed while playing for Vic Metro in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Development Coach, David Loader

“For a first-year player, he had a terrific season. He played VFL footy and then went up to play half a dozen games in the AFL.

“When he came back (to the VFL), he looked way more accomplished as a player, strong and aggressive.

“Some of his inside work was exceptionally good and around stoppages he’s a livewire.

“His running patterns got a lot stronger as the year went on. He was able to challenge the opposition running forward and going back he was able to help out defensively.

“His body work also became better and better as the year went on. He’s a big, strong kid and late in the year he looked really good around the footy.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 11.3
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 68.7

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 23
Handballs 19 Collingwood Rd 20
Disposals 31 Collingwood Rd 20
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 10
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 104 Brisbane Lions Rd 23

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 8 5 13 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 58
4 Western Bulldogs L 86 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Fremantle L 67 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows W 145 - 86 7 12 19 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 77
8 Sydney Swans L 78 - 120 7 9 16 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 58
9 Melbourne W 90 - 104 7 11 18 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 61
10 Carlton W 96 - 113 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 71
11 Richmond L 66 - 101 6 15 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 66
13 St Kilda L 72 - 89 9 10 19 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 57
14 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 106 2 7 9 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 39
15 Gold Coast Suns L 118 - 99 6 8 14 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 38
16 Fremantle L 82 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide L 127 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 132 - 105 10 9 19 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 57
19 Melbourne W 76 - 72 8 16 24 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 81
20 Collingwood L 57 - 111 12 19 31 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 101
21 Hawthorn L 116 - 89 10 17 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 85
22 St Kilda L 127 - 78 12 13 25 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 78
23 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 130 16 11 27 9 0 1 1 2 0 1 104
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 127 170 297 56 0 5 9 31 6 4 1031

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 11.4
    • Disposals 19.1
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017
Handballs 19 Collingwood Rd 20, 2017
Disposals 31 Collingwood Rd 20, 2017
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 20, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Carlton Rd 10, 2017
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 13, 2017
AFL Fantasy 104 Brisbane Lions Rd 23, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 North Melbourne 127 170 297 56 0 5 9 31 6 4 1031
2016 North Melbourne 35 70 105 12 0 6 4 13 0 4 331

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: 21
- Inside 50's: 4
- Clearances: 4
- Time on Ground: 68%

NMFC Debut

Round 16, 2016 v West Coast
Venue:
Domain Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.1.13, 6.4.40, 8.4.52, 11.6.72
West Coast: 3.2.20, 9.4.58, 13.7.85, 16.8.104