Jonathon Patton

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Jonathon Patton
Jonathon Patton at Robertson Oval after a light training run.jpg
Patton at Robertson Oval after a light training run
Personal information
Nickname(s) Jonny, Jon
Date of birth (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 21)
Original team Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft #1, 2011 AFL Draft, Greater Western Sydney
Height/Weight 197 cm / 101 kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 12
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Greater Western Sydney 29 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights


Jonathon Patton (born 20 May 1993) is an Australian rules footballer with the Greater Western Sydney Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Patton was taken with first selection in the 2011 AFL Draft.[1] Originally from Rowville, the 197 cm, 101 kg forward played for the Eastern Ranges in the 2011 TAC Cup season and was predicted to be the No 1 draft pick from early in the season.

Personal life[edit]

Patton played his junior football with St Simons Knights Football Club, based in Rowville, before joining the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup. He was a member of the AIS AFL Academy and was awarded Best and Fairest for the Eastern Ranges in 2010, going on to be named captain of the squad in 2011.

For Jonathon's schooling he went to St Simon the Apostle Primary School, Rowville and then attended Nazareth College until Year 11, then which he completed Year 12 at Rowville Secondary College.

His older brother, Chris Patton, aged 20, currently plays college basketball in Kansas, previously at the College of Southern Idaho, and is set to play in California in the near future. Both have matching tattoos, saying 'Brotherhood', representing their close bond.[2]

Career[edit]

Patton was recruited to the AFL by Greater Western Sydney with the first overall selection in the 2011 AFL National Draft. Patton travelled to Stockholm, Sweden in early 2012 for treatment on a jumper's knee injury, and missed the first eleven rounds of the 2012 season.[3] Patton played his first AFL game on 16 June against Richmond, kicking one goal from seven disposals. In Round 3, 2013, Patton's tenth career game, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which would see him miss the remainder of the 2013 season.[4] In Round 21, 2014 after having a break out year Patton re-torn his ACL in he right knee and will undergo a traditional knee reconstruction, which will see him miss 12 months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giant Patton leads GWS draft domination
  2. ^ Eastern Ranges star could be No. 1 draft pick
  3. ^ Patton to miss start of AFL season - ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  4. ^ Landsberger, Sam (13 April 2013). "Greater Western Sydney forward Jon Patton has gone down with a knee injury". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
David Swallow
Number one overall pick in AFL draft
2011
Succeeded by
Lachie Whitfield