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Up and coming star Jy Simpkin said it was a ‘no-brainer’ when North Melbourne tabled a two-year extension.

11:28am Aug 15, 2019

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Jy
Simpkin

Height
182 cm
DOB
05-03-1998
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
21
Career
56
Goals
2019
6
Career
27
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1402
Avg
67
JySimpkin

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Mooroopna
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Draft: #12, 2016 National
Debut: Round 1, 2017 v West Coast

Strengths

- Goal sense
- Ability in traffic
- Speed

Jumper Club Members

- John Wohlers Jewellers
- Benton Family
- Sarah Hutchinson
- Bioenhance PTY LTD - Greg Moody + Rod Bourke

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Simpkin was considered a likely top-10 selection before breaking his leg in a school game in April.

Nevertheless, North was delighted to land the classy on-baller with pick 12 in the 2016 Draft.

Simpkin has the ability to twist and turn out of trouble, is a great reader of the play and knows how to find the big sticks.

While his preparation will be a little delayed, the 18-year-old looks an exciting prospect for 2017 and beyond.

Season by season

Season by season

After struggling for form early in the season, the highly-rated Simpkin was dropped to the VFL in Round 6.

He responded with a 33-disposal outing, and returned to the AFL with form and confidence. 

The number 12 looks to have a strong future on the ball, and he recorded three 30+ disposal efforts in 2019, with 36 in Round 16 a career-high.

Simpkin played the 50th game of his career in Round 17.

2018

Coming into his second year, Jy Simpkin continued to take big strides in his AFL development, spending more time as a midfielder.

After training with the on-ballers for the much of the pre-season, Simpkin got a taste for life in the middle of the ground alongside some of the game’s best. 

The 20-year-old played all 22 games, consistently displaying his speed, X-factor and ability to hit the scoreboard.

Simpkin recorded a career-high 22 disposals in Round 6 against Port Adelaide and had a personal best five clearances against the Giants three weeks later.

2017

North’s first selection at the 2016 National Draft, Jy Simpkin certainly showed why he had been so highly rated heading into the draft.

Although Simpkin was prone to injury (shoulder) and being rested, he managed a respectable 13 games in his debut season.

Like any first year player, Simpkin had his quiet games, but these were undoubtedly overshadowed by the moments of magic that he was able to conjure up throughout the year, often embarrassing more senior defenders with his sharp skills.

An extremely exciting prospect for North fans, Simpkin will be looking to establish himself as one of the main men at Arden St in the coming years.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 9.0
    • Disposals 18.6
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 16
Handballs 20 St Kilda Rd 16
Disposals 36 St Kilda Rd 16
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Hawthorn Rd 20
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 119 Port Adelaide Rd 22

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 141 - 59 8 4 12 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 55
2 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 107 2 11 13 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 39
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 7 10 17 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 66
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 10 9 19 8 0 0 1 1 0 1 74
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 4 7 11 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 47
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 7 20 27 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 85
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 11 9 20 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 77
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 14 10 24 3 0 1 0 5 1 2 100
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 8 6 14 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 55
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 9 11 20 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 63
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 11 7 18 4 0 1 1 6 0 3 84
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 6 3 9 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 33
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 16 14 30 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 78
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 16 20 36 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 110
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 10 8 18 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 51
18 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 75 12 7 19 3 0 2 5 5 0 0 66
19 West Coast Eagles L 121 - 72 7 5 12 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 52
20 Hawthorn W 86 - 64 8 7 15 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 61
21 Geelong Cats L 69 - 14 10 2 12 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 48
22 Port Adelaide W 144 - 58 15 18 33 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 119
23 Melbourne W 88 - 83 9 2 11 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 39
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 200 190 390 49 0 15 28 75 6 8 1402

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 56
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 15.3
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 59.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 St Kilda Rd 16, 2019
Handballs 20 St Kilda Rd 16, 2019
Disposals 36 St Kilda Rd 16, 2019
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2018
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 7, 2019
AFL Fantasy 119 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 North Melbourne 200 190 390 49 0 15 28 75 6 8 1402
2018 North Melbourne 144 183 327 51 0 20 20 80 12 7 1310
2017 North Melbourne 72 69 141 35 0 10 5 31 9 5 637

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: 9
- Tackles: 2
- Marks: 2
- Time on Ground: 81%

NMFC Debut

Round 1, 2017 v West Coast
Venue: Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne: 4.6.30, 8.8.56, 11.10.76, 13.15.93
West Coast: 3.4.22, 9.8.62, 16.8.104, 21.10.136