Luke Mitchell (footballer)

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Luke Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Luke Mitchell
Date of birth (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 22)
Original team Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 42, 2010 National Draft, Carlton
Height/Weight 198 cm / 94 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012 Carlton 1 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Luke Mitchell (born 28 February 1992)[1] is an Australian rules footballer, formerly in the Australian Football League.

Career[edit]

Mitchell plays primarily as a tall forward. Originally from Victoria, Mitchell attended and played school football for St Bernard's College in Essendon.[1] Noted as a promising young talent from an early age, Mitchell represented Vic Metro at the 2008 AFL National Under 16 Championships.[2] He played TAC Cup football for the Calder Cannons. After a strong 2009 season, there was some speculation that he could be taken by the fledgling Gold Coast Football Club as a seventeen-year-old recruit, but this did not eventuate.[3] Mitchell then missed the majority of the 2010 TAC Cup season, as well as the 2010 AFL National Under 18 Championships, with a right shoulder injury sustained in the preseason, but he returned to play Calder's last eight games,[4] including the grand final in which he kicked five goals.[5]

Mitchell was recruited by the Carlton Football Club with its third round selection in the 2010 National Draft (No. 42 overall).[1] He continued to be hindered by shoulder injuries during his first two years with Carlton: in the December of his first pre-season at Carlton, he re-injured his right shoulder; shortly after returning to training in March, he injured his left shoulder, with the resulting rehab causing him to play almost no football at any level during 2011;[5] then, in January of the 2012 pre-season, he injured his right shoulder again, requiring another reconstruction.[6] He finally made his senior VFL debut for Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Blues, midway through the 2012 season, and he played his sole AFL match for Carlton in the final round of the same season.[7]

Mitchell was delisted at the end of the 2013 season.[8] He will play for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League from 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carlton Football Club, Selection 42 - Luke Mitchell, 18 November 2010, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. ^ Jolly, L., Hume Leader, "Calder Cannons stars shine", 6 October 2008, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ Phelan, J., Mitchell's hard road to draft day, 13 November 2010, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  4. ^ Sportingpulse, Player statistics for Luke Mitchell, Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  5. ^ a b Landsberger, S., Northcote Leader, "Carlton's Luke Mitchell injures good shoulder", 17 March 2011, Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  6. ^ Phelan, Jason (25 Jan 2012). "Mitchell injury blow". Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 26 Jan 2011. 
  7. ^ "Carlton names two debutants". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Sam Edmund (19 September 2013). "Carlton Blues coach Mick Malthouse has delisted eight players including Aaron Joseph and Luke Mitchell". Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Reece Homfray (1 December 2013). "Jimmy Allen won't return to North Adelaide". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA). Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

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