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North Melbourne has locked away a genuine rising star with Tarryn Thomas signing a contract extension.

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Tarryn
Thomas

Height
189 cm
DOB
25-03-2000
Weight
74 kg
Debut
-
Games
2019
20
Career
20
Goals
2019
16
Career
16
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1101
Avg
55
TarrynThomas

Player Bio

Background: Pre-NMFC

Tarryn Thomas was North Melbourne’s highest selection at the 2018 NAB AFL Draft, with the Roos matching Adelaide’s bid at pick 8 for the academy prospect. 

The Tasmanian has impressed for the past few years, with his athleticism allowing him to win the ball in the middle, but also take strong overhead marks and kick goals when pushing forward.

Thomas has also spent time at the other end of the ground, featuring across half-back when he played in North’s VFL side in 2018.

Born in New South Wales, Thomas spent much of his childhood playing Rugby League, and was a part of the Penrith Panthers’ Academy.

When he moved to Tasmania at age 12, he made the transition to Aussie Rules, joining the North Launceston Bombers.

From there, Thomas never looked back, being named the best Tasmanian player in the Under-16 and Under-18 championships, as well as the Hunter Harrison Medal for the most outstanding player in the Under-18 Academy series.

Thomas was a mainstay in the Allies’ side for the Under-18 Championships in 2018, averaging 16.3 disposals per game and 6.8 tackles, which are impressive numbers given he played through injury for the duration of the carnival.

A natural competitor, Thomas’ tackling ability derives from his time in Rugby League, which is a real trait of the 18-year-old.

The midfielder was a crucial part of North Launceston’s Tasmanian State League Grand Final win, being named third best on ground the day.

Season by season

Season by season

The No.8 draft pick at the 2018 National Draft made a strong impression in his first season.

Clean and skillful with the ball in hand, and tenacious without it, Thomas was part of an emerging crop of exciting Roos.

The 19-year-old kicked 16 goals as a forward, but has been identified as having a big future in the midfield.

Thomas was the Round 12 Rising Star nominee.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 55.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Essendon Rd 17
Handballs 14 Geelong Cats Rd 8
Disposals 19 Carlton Rd 7
Marks 4 Richmond Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 7
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 84 Carlton Rd 7

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 6 4 10 3 0 1 1 3 1 0 51
3 Hawthorn L 87 - 71 6 2 8 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 40
4 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 59 5 3 8 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 44
5 Essendon L 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 88 - 72 9 10 19 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 65
7 Carlton W 62 - 120 5 14 19 2 0 1 0 7 1 0 84
8 Geelong Cats L 80 - 104 3 14 17 1 0 2 1 5 1 0 65
9 Sydney Swans L 72 - 77 4 8 12 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 42
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 115 5 7 12 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 58
11 Richmond W 99 - 62 4 3 7 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 41
12 Gold Coast Suns W 72 - 99 9 3 12 3 0 3 3 3 2 1 61
13 GWS Giants L 68 - 91 9 3 12 3 0 2 1 5 2 1 74
15 Collingwood W 37 - 81 3 13 16 3 0 0 1 6 1 1 72
16 St Kilda W 112 - 73 9 5 14 3 0 1 0 3 0 2 61
17 Essendon L 86 - 81 9 4 13 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 70
18 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 75 6 2 8 1 0 2 0 4 2 0 55
19 West Coast Eagles L 121 - 72 5 6 11 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 46
20 Hawthorn W 86 - 64 5 7 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 36
21 Geelong Cats L 69 - 14 4 8 12 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 48
22 Port Adelaide W 144 - 58 5 6 11 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 50
23 Melbourne W 88 - 83 3 4 7 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 38
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 12 114 126 240 47 0 14 9 67 16 15 1101

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 12.0
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.4
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 55.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Essendon Rd 17, 2019
Handballs 14 Geelong Cats Rd 8, 2019
Disposals 19 Carlton Rd 7, 2019
Marks 4 Richmond Rd 11, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 7, 2019
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 18, 2019
AFL Fantasy 84 Carlton Rd 7, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 North Melbourne 114 126 240 47 0 14 9 67 16 15 1101

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