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Jack Darling News

Jack pumped to be back

Jack Darling was filled with both relief and excitement after making a return to football on Saturday

5:33pm Jun 8, 2015

Royal return for Darling?

Key forward Jack Darling inches closer to his first game of 2015

9:28am Jun 2, 2015

Darling creeping closer

'We need him in the side as quickly as possible'

6:44pm May 13, 2015

Latest Player Video

Darling all set Lions clash

2:51pm  Aug 25, 2018

Darling with the impossible mark

4:33pm  Aug 11, 2018

Darling's bump in the road

12:00am  Jul 23, 2018

Senior Players List

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Jack
Darling

Height
191 cm
DOB
13-06-1992
Weight
95 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2018
21
Career
172
Goals
2018
48
Career
319
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1616
Avg
77
JackDarling

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sorrento-Duncraig (WA)
Debut: Round 1, 2011
Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 21

 

A career-best season for Darling, who was arguably the best player in the competition for the first half of 2018, booting 28 goals in his first nine games, before an ankle injury halted his momentum in round 11. Played 21 games, posted career-best numbers for goals, marks, contested marks, contested possessions, 1%ers and goal assists. Finished the year as the Eagles' leading goal kicker with 48 goals. Was a strong contributor throughout the Eagles' finals run and was a key part of the 2018 premiership side. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 21
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 77.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Richmond Rd 9
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 10
Disposals 21 Richmond Rd 9
Marks 15 Richmond Rd 9
Hit-outs 1 Geelong Cats Rd 3
Tackles 6 GWS Giants Rd 8
Goals 6 Richmond Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 151 Richmond Rd 9

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 86 - 115 7 5 12 5 1 0 0 4 3 0 81
2 Western Bulldogs W 70 - 121 10 6 16 11 0 1 1 1 4 0 101
3 Geelong Cats W 95 - 80 5 7 12 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 60
4 Gold Coast Suns W 139 - 59 10 9 19 9 0 1 0 2 3 1 103
5 Carlton W 69 - 79 7 1 8 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 42
6 Fremantle W 81 - 89 13 5 18 7 0 3 1 3 3 1 101
7 Port Adelaide W 102 - 60 13 5 18 10 0 2 1 4 3 2 114
8 GWS Giants W 61 - 86 14 5 19 9 0 3 4 6 4 3 121
9 Richmond W 130 - 83 20 1 21 15 0 1 1 2 6 2 151
10 Hawthorn W 60 - 75 5 10 15 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 58
11 St Kilda W 101 - 88 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
13 Sydney Swans L 72 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Essendon L 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 GWS Giants W 86 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 67 - 102 11 1 12 2 0 2 2 3 3 3 70
18 Western Bulldogs W 100 - 46 13 5 18 11 0 1 1 2 3 3 109
19 North Melbourne L 81 - 41 5 3 8 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 45
20 Fremantle W 142 - 84 9 4 13 5 0 1 1 4 4 2 90
21 Port Adelaide W 58 - 62 4 4 8 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 38
22 Melbourne L 91 - 108 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
23 Brisbane Lions W 72 - 98 10 5 15 7 0 1 0 1 4 3 93
W1 Collingwood W 86 - 70 9 4 13 5 0 3 0 1 2 1 70
PF Melbourne W 121 - 55 14 3 17 7 0 4 1 1 3 3 95
GF Collingwood W 79 - 74 8 4 12 7 0 1 2 3 1 0 66
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 6 188 88 276 129 2 29 19 50 48 27 1616

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 172
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 12.3
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.9
    • AFL Fantasy 71.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Richmond Rd 9, 2018
Handballs 13 Western Bulldogs Rd 9, 2011
Disposals 24 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2011
Marks 15 Richmond Rd 9, 2018
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2016
Tackles 10 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2014
Goals 6 Richmond Rd 9, 2018
AFL Fantasy 151 Richmond Rd 9, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 West Coast Eagles 188 88 276 129 2 29 19 50 48 27 1616
2017 West Coast Eagles 184 93 277 119 9 21 25 67 43 25 1601
2016 West Coast Eagles 156 125 281 123 5 20 15 61 44 21 1596
2015 West Coast Eagles 108 63 171 78 0 15 11 46 26 18 1024
2014 West Coast Eagles 208 106 314 106 1 26 21 86 39 29 1725
2013 West Coast Eagles 168 80 248 96 1 29 14 58 42 27 1451
2012 West Coast Eagles 198 68 266 131 0 19 16 68 53 25 1709
2011 West Coast Eagles 165 119 284 103 3 20 17 93 24 11 1541

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

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star nominee
2011

AFL premiership player
2018

Club Awards

Leading goal-kicker
2012, 2018

Life Membership
2017

Q & A

Name: Jack Darling

Nickname: JD

What was your best break in life: Off-season to America & Mexico

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: There’s plenty of fish in the sea

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Surfer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Di it properly the first time

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Tony Robbins

Morning or evening person: Both

Favourite timeslot to play in: 4.40

Favourite footy journalist: N/A

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dennis

Worst injury: Broken foot

How many text messages do you send a day: 10

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Insta, Snapchat, Facebook

Favourite Twitter account you follow: N/A

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Selfie Song

Best concert you’ve been to: Falls Festival

Where did you holiday after last season: USA & Mexico

Favourite sport other than football: Beach Volleyball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Table Tennis

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Clarkes- North Beach

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Water, fishing rod, matches

Any special hobbies or interests: Fishing, surfing, travel, roller coasters

Three famous people you would like to meet: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leo DiCaprio, The Rock