Clark Keating

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Clark Keating
Personal information
Full name Clark Anthony Keating
Date of birth (1976-03-19) 19 March 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland
Original team Surfers Paradise AFC
Height/Weight 197cm / 103kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996
1997-2006
Total -
Brisbane Bears
Brisbane Lions
014 0(9)
125 (74)
139 (83)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2006 season.
Career highlights

Clark Anthony Keating (born 19 March 1976) was an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Known as "Crackers" (after former VFL star Peter Keenan), Keating was selected by the Brisbane Bears as a local (along with Brent Green in 1992, playing for their under 19s).

Known by some as the "September Specialist", Keating's history of shoulder injuries sidelined him during the 2002 and 2003 seasons, but he went on and played magnificent finals series to taste premiership success with the Lions 3 times in a row. Had a superb performance in the ruck in the 2002 Grand Final with a career best 39 hitouts.

Keating is the brother of former Adelaide ruckman Aaron Keating who played just 6 games, including the 1997 premiership.

Keating attended The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland.

He retired and was delisted by the Lions at the end of 2006.[1]

Despite not playing the required 150 games, Keating was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership for his contributions to the club. At end of the 2007 season, Brisbane Lions signed Clark Keating as a ruck coach due to Shaun Rehn leaving Brisbane. He joined fellow Brisbane premiership players Chris Johnson, Adrian Fletcher and Justin Leppitsch on the Brisbane coaching panel.[2]

In October 2008, dual premiership ruckman Beau McDonald replaced former premiership team-mate Clark Keating as the Club's part-time ruck coach next season due to Keating's growing business interests.[3]

Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Keating won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1996 Brisbane Bears 27 14 9 3 70 44 114 35 10 0.6 0.2 5.0 3.1 8.1 2.5 0.7
1997 Brisbane Lions 27 20 15 6 136 67 203 83 13 0.8 0.3 6.8 3.4 10.2 4.2 0.7
1998 Brisbane Lions 27 7 1 3 29 33 62 13 6 0.1 0.4 4.1 4.7 8.9 1.9 0.9
1999 Brisbane Lions 27 21 18 7 95 35 130 53 18 0.9 0.3 4.5 1.7 6.2 2.5 0.9
2000 Brisbane Lions 27 0
2001 Brisbane Lions 27 20 15 9 70 51 121 47 25 0.8 0.5 3.5 2.6 6.1 2.4 1.3
2002 Brisbane Lions 27 12 4 2 35 33 68 19 12 0.3 0.2 2.9 2.8 5.7 1.6 1.0
2003 Brisbane Lions 27 12 5 6 47 31 78 20 15 0.4 0.5 3.9 2.6 6.5 1.7 1.3
2004 Brisbane Lions 27 11 5 8 44 30 74 24 12 0.5 0.7 4.0 2.7 6.7 2.2 1.1
2005 Brisbane Lions 27 15 10 7 61 47 108 31 24 0.7 0.5 4.1 3.1 7.2 2.1 1.6
2006 Brisbane Lions 27 7 1 1 28 30 58 19 6 0.1 0.1 4.0 4.3 8.3 2.7 0.9
Career 139 83 52 615 401 1016 344 141 0.6 0.4 4.4 2.9 7.3 2.5 1.0

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