Andrew Strijk

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Andrew Strijk
Personal information
Full name Andrew Strijk
Date of birth (1987-10-18) 18 October 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team Carine JFC
Draft 27th pick, 2010 Rookie Draft
93rd pick (RP), 2010 National Draft
Height/Weight 183 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club West Perth
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006–
2010–2012
West Perth
West Coast
112 (129)
13 (11)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009–2010 Western Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2012 season.

Andrew Strijk (born 18 October 1987) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He previously played with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

Strijk was recruited from the Carine Junior Football Club, and made his debut at the age of 18 for West Perth midway through the 2006 WAFL season, against East Perth. He played 11 games in his debut season, scoring 12 goals. One of West Perth's most consistently selected players, he played state football for Western Australia in 2009 and 2010, whilst also working part-time as a refrigeration mechanic.[1]

Strijk impressed West Coast recruiting staff with his clean kicking skills in the midfield and off the half-back line, marking skills and his ability to score goals, and was selected by them with Pick 27 in the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft.[2] He missed most of the preseason through injury but again due to his consistent performances at West Perth, was elevated off the rookie list to make his debut in Round 13 against the Western Bulldogs.[3] He performed well, scoring two goals on debut and playing the next five games mainly off the half-forward and half-back flanks, scoring five more goals. In total, he played 13 games for the club between 2010 and 2012, kicking 11 goals. At the end of the 2012 season he was told that his contract with the Eagles would not be renewed for 2013.[4]

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