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Marley a perfect match

For Marley Williams, Arden St felt like home ever since he made the move from Collingwood at the end of 2016.

4:34pm Aug 2, 2018

Marley’s vital role

Marley Williams has been a stand-out since joining North, and his performances haven't gone unnoticed.

5:05pm May 1, 2018

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Marley
Williams

Height
181 cm
DOB
22-07-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
11
Career
114
Goals
2019
0
Career
10
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
609
Avg
55
MarleyWilliams

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: North Albany (WA)
Recruited from: Collingwood
Draft: #35, 2011 Rookie (COLL)
Debut: Round 9, 2012 v Adelaide (COLL) 

Strengths

- Line breaking
- Shutting down opposition small forwards

Jumper Club Members

- Whybrow Fabrications
- John Aaron & Sam La Spina

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Williams gained a reputation as a strong, line-breaking player over five seasons at Collingwood.

The defender finished seventh in the Magpies' best and fairest in just his second season, and went on to play 68 games for the club.

He was traded to North Melbourne at the end of 2016 in exchange for pick 105.

Season by season

Season by season

After an impressive start to his time at North in 2017, many were eager to see what Marley Williams had in store, and he didn’t disappoint.

Williams featured in all 22 games, and played an important role, often assigned to the opposition’s most dangerous small forward such as Eddie Betts and Luke Breust.

The 25-year-old played his 100th game in Round 20’s win over Brisbane.

2017

After arriving at the club from Collingwood in the 2017 trade period, Williams quickly established himself as a fan favourite.

In his debut year for North, Williams played 13 games, averaging 17.5 disposals and becoming an important member of the North Melbourne backline.

A back injury sustained in round 14 prevented him from taking to the field again in 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 9.5
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 55.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Richmond Rd 11
Handballs 13 GWS Giants Rd 13
Disposals 24 GWS Giants Rd 13
Marks 6 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 St Kilda Rd 16
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 69 GWS Giants Rd 13

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 141 - 59 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 65
2 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 107 4 3 7 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 27
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 11 5 16 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 54
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 11 4 15 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 56
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 7 7 14 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 60
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 12 3 15 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 58
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 8 9 17 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 11 13 24 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 69
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 9 10 19 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 66
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 10 4 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 61
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 11 4 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 9 104 72 176 27 0 6 6 21 0 0 609

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 114
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 16.8
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 62.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2015
Handballs 19 St Kilda Rd 13, 2017
Disposals 33 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2015
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Carlton Rd 19, 2015
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2018
AFL Fantasy 133 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 North Melbourne 104 72 176 27 0 6 6 21 0 0 609
2018 North Melbourne 179 130 309 65 0 15 10 49 1 1 1180
2017 North Melbourne 94 133 227 31 0 7 6 27 3 0 756
2016 Collingwood 88 83 171 34 0 7 7 22 0 0 606
2015 Collingwood 246 180 426 75 0 12 13 52 2 2 1518
2014 Collingwood 174 88 262 58 0 9 7 33 1 3 1001
2013 Collingwood 181 89 270 68 0 12 6 52 2 4 1143
2012 Collingwood 52 21 73 16 0 0 1 18 1 0 321

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: 11
- Tackles: 3
- Rebound 50's: 3
- Time on Ground: 91%

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