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VFL: Anderson’s MVP act

A fearless approach to pursuing the footy has allowed Jed Anderson to shine in his return for North's VFL side.

8:48am Aug 5, 2019

High praise for Jed

Brad Scott has spoken glowingly of Jed Anderson following his impressive performance on Saturday night.

11:09am Apr 16, 2019

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Jed
Anderson

Height
179 cm
DOB
02-02-1994
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2013
Games
2019
17
Career
63
Goals
2019
6
Career
22
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1344
Avg
79
JedAnderson

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: NT Thunder
Recruited from: Hawthorn
Draft: Traded by GWS for Stephen Gilham, pick 27 and pick 63 (Hawthorn)
Debut: Round 1, 2013 v Geelong

Strengths

- Pace
- Toughness

Jumper Club Members

- Fitzpatricks Private Wealth

Background: Pre-NMFC

Jed Anderson became a Kangaroo at the end of 2015 after a trade deal which involved an exchange of draft picks with Hawthorn.

Able to play both forward and in the midfield, he boasts an outstanding attack on the football, with his run and carry also a feature of his game.

Anderson played 10 games for Hawthorn between 2013-2015.

Season by season

Season by season

Anderson missed the first three games of the season through injury, but his impact was immediately felt in Round 4, as North got its first win of the season against the Crows.

The number 3 is one of the Roos’ unsung heroes in the midfield, spearheading the attack on the ball, and he led the club for tackles per game (5.5) and pressure acts (22.1).

Anderson continued to develop on his ability to find the footy, averaging a career-high 20.5 disposals, and had a career-best 29 disposals against the Swans in Round 9. 

One of Anderson's most underrated trait is his ability overhead, and he showed this is 2019 with two JLT Mark of the Year nominations

2018

Jed Anderson catapulted himself into North Melbourne’s best 22, exhibiting a hard-edged style that drove the club’s recruiters bring him to Arden Street at the end of 2015.

Following a tough 2017, Anderson impressed in a VFL practice match in March, which saw him selected in the senior side for Round 1. From that point on, he only missed one game for the remainder of the year with a minor hamstring complaint seeing him sidelined for the Round 12 clash with Geelong.

The midfielder recorded a career-high 28 disposals in Round 8 against the Tigers, as well as a personal best number of tackles in Round 5’s win over the Hawks, laying 9 for the match.

Anderson signed a contract at the end of the year, locking in his future at Arden Street until at least the end of 2020.

2017

A mixture of form and injuries limited Anderson to only a handful of AFL appearances in 2017.

Although he only played five games at AFL level, Anderson was a part of wins against the Suns, Crows and Lions, highlighting his importance to the side when on song.

2016

Forwards Coach, Leigh Tudor

“He came to the club early in pre-season and he earned the respect of the players by doing that.

“That’s how he was for the whole pre-season, keen, ready to learn and then unfortunately in Round 1 he hurt his hamstring and missed a lot of weeks with that.

“It (the injury) really set him back and it was a great effort to get back in the side but I just can’t wait to see him with a full pre-season.

“He understands the way we want to play, we can work on the things to improve and he has some really good assets that we like.

“The stretch of consecutive games would have been good for him, even though he thought he had things to improve on from later in the year.

“There’s a bit of work to do on things like finding more of the ball, but overall we were happy with him and next year is a big year for him.”

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 12.0
    • Disposals 20.6
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 79.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12
Handballs 19 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Disposals 29 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Marks 6 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 GWS Giants Rd 13
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 111 Sydney Swans Rd 9

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 141 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 6 13 19 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 72
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 3 16 19 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 87
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 9 17 26 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 91
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 13 16 29 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 102
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 4 13 17 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 43
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 10 19 29 6 0 1 0 6 0 0 111
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 8 11 19 2 0 1 4 4 2 0 69
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 8 12 20 1 0 0 1 5 2 0 80
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 13 9 22 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 75
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 11 5 16 2 0 2 1 12 0 1 97
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 12 14 26 5 0 0 1 7 0 0 104
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 4 18 22 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 85
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 8 9 17 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 60
18 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 75 11 8 19 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 65
19 West Coast Eagles L 121 - 72 11 9 20 2 0 1 2 3 0 2 66
20 Hawthorn W 86 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats L 69 - 14 10 4 14 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 83
22 Port Adelaide W 144 - 58 5 11 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 54
23 Melbourne W 88 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 146 204 350 44 0 9 18 93 6 3 1344

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 63
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 2.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2018
Handballs 19 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2019
Disposals 29 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2019
Marks 6 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2019
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 6, 2015
Tackles 12 GWS Giants Rd 13, 2019
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 11, 2019
AFL Fantasy 111 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 North Melbourne 146 204 350 44 0 9 18 93 6 3 1344
2018 North Melbourne 188 225 413 46 0 21 19 109 7 8 1602
2017 North Melbourne 28 28 56 8 0 5 0 24 3 2 285
2016 North Melbourne 60 47 107 21 0 5 6 32 2 4 468
2015 Hawthorn 18 22 40 4 3 1 2 20 1 3 197
2014 Hawthorn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Hawthorn 35 22 57 11 0 7 3 15 3 3 261

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: 5
- Inside 50's: 2
- Clearances: 1
- Time on Ground: 26%

NMFC debut

Round 1, 2016 v Adelaide
Venue:
Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 2.3.15, 6.6.42, 13.7.85, 16.11.107
Adelaide: 3.5.23, 9.6.60, 13.8.8.6, 14.13.97