Matt Priddis

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Matt Priddis
Personal information
Full name Matthew Harley Priddis
Nickname(s) Goldilocks
Date of birth (1985-03-21) 21 March 1985 (age 29)
Original team Sorrento-Duncraig JFC
Draft 31st overall, 2006 Rookie Draft (West Coast)
Height/Weight 185 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Coast
Number 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–06
2006–
Subiaco
West Coast
63 (32)
166 (55)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2004–05 Western Australia 2 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of rd16 2014 season.
Career highlights

Matthew Harley "Matt" Priddis (born 21 March 1985) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Prior to being drafted, Priddis played for the Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and won the Sandover Medal as the best player in the league in 2006. An inside midfielder, he won the John Worsfold Medal as West Coast's best and fairest player at the end of the 2013 season, having previously been runner-up in the award in 2010 and 2011. After Darren Glass retired midway through the 2014 season, Priddis was named acting co-captain of the club for the remainder of the season, along with four other players.[1]

Career[edit]

Priddis, known for his curly dreadlock-like blond hair, is a midfielder. He joined the club on the back of an excellent season for the Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Priddis won the best and fairest for the Subiaco Football Club, finished fifth in the Sandover Medal and was awarded the Simpson Medal for his efforts for Western Australia against Queensland. Originally recruited to the rookie list, Priddis was elevated to the senior list during the 2006 AFL season.[2][3]

Priddis made his début in the no. 45 jersey against Geelong in round 10 of the 2006 AFL Season. He played again that season against Port Adelaide in round 12, but didn't play for the West Coast Eagles again until round 1, 2007, against the Sydney Swans. He played in all 24 games during the 2007 season including two finals.

In 2006, he took home the highest individual honour in WAFL football, the Sandover Medal. His tally of 58 votes was a record for the highest number of votes since 5–4–3–2–1 voting was introduced.

Priddis currently wears the number 11 guernsey for the Eagles, and enjoyed one of his best games in round 6, 2007 against the Western Bulldogs, a game in which Priddis kicked 3 goals and had 26 possessions while playing on Scott West.

He reached a career high 45 disposals, 30 handballs, 15 kicks, 5 marks and 3 tackles in round 14, 2008 against Hawthorn. His 30 handpasses was then the highest tally ever recorded (recorded since 1987), until Gary Ablett, Jr. broke the record the following season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Malcolm (13 June 2014). Up to five could rotate West Coast captaincy – Australian Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Matthew PRIDDIS (Subiaco)". WAFL Online. West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "ALL AFL & ROOKIE DRAFT SELECTIONS: 1986 - 2009". Australian Football League. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Season and Game Highs". AFL Tables. rleague.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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