Easton Wood

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Easton Wood
Easton Wood 2017.2.jpg
Wood in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Easton Phillip Wood
Date of birth (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Camperdown, Victoria
Original team(s) Camperdown (HFNL)
Geelong Grammar School
Draft No. 43, 2007 National Draft
Height / weight 186cm / 86kg
Position(s) Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current club Western Bulldogs
Number 10
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Western Bulldogs 108 (15)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Australia 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 1, 2017.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Easton Phillip Wood (born 4 September 1989) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He captained the Bulldogs to victory against the Sydney Swans in the 2016 AFL Grand Final, the club's first premiership win since 1954.

Family and early life[edit]

Wood was born at "Gnotuk", a property near Camperdown in the Western District of Victoria. His parents, Phil Wood and Fiona (nee McLeod) were both athletes.

Easton's older brother McLeod is an officer in the Australian Army.[1]

AFL career[edit]

Attending Geelong Grammar School on a cricket scholarship, Wood came to the attention of Bulldogs recruitment manager Scott Clayton after his performances in school football as a medium-sized running midfielder with a strong leap.[2]

Wood nominated for the 2007 AFL National Draft. He was selected by the Bulldogs with their fourth selection (#43 overall).[3]

Wood made his debut for the Western Bulldogs against the West Coast Eagles at the Etihad Stadium. He had 14 disposals. He went on to play the next week against Brisbane but was not selected for finals matches.

Wood consolidated his position in the team in 2010, being selected for 11 games. He played in the Bulldogs' losing preliminary final against St Kilda and their semi-final win over Sydney.

In 2011 Wood was hampered by a serious ankle injury.[4] He made his return to the team in Round 9 and then missed only two more games for the season.[5]

In 2015, Wood won the Charles Sutton Medal as the club's best and fairest.[6]

In 2016, he replaced the injured Robert Murphy as the captain of the Bulldogs, and in this capacity led the club to premiership success in the 2016 AFL Grand Final over the Sydney Swans.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2009 Western Bulldogs 29 2 0 2 11 9 20 3 2 0.0 1.0 5.5 4.5 10.0 1.5 1.0
2010 Western Bulldogs 29 11 2 1 53 74 127 36 20 0.2 0.1 4.8 6.7 11.5 3.3 1.8
2011 Western Bulldogs 29 15 2 2 109 72 181 59 32 0.1 0.1 7.3 4.8 12.1 3.9 2.1
2012 Western Bulldogs 10 14 1 1 121 85 206 75 17 0.1 0.1 8.6 6.1 14.7 5.4 1.2
2013 Western Bulldogs 10 5 1 2 27 27 54 13 5 0.2 0.4 5.4 5.4 10.8 2.6 1.0
2014 Western Bulldogs 10 18 1 2 131 142 273 62 42 0.1 0.1 7.3 7.9 15.2 3.4 2.3
2015 Western Bulldogs 10 22 5 0 224 167 391 155 31 0.2 0.0 10.2 7.6 17.8 7.0 1.4
2016 Western Bulldogs 10 20 3 0 180 146 326 127 29 0.2 0.0 9.0 7.3 16.3 6.4 1.5
Career 107 15 10 856 722 1578 530 178 0.1 0.1 8.0 6.7 14.7 5.0 1.7

Honours and achievements[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call of Duty beckons on a true Battlefield". The Age. Melbourne. 
  2. ^ westernbulldogs.com.au (24 November 2007). "Easton Wood". 
  3. ^ Jennifer Witham (24 November 2007). "Bulldogs' 'mixed bag' of talent". 
  4. ^ "Easton Eases Into Training". Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pg-western-bulldogs--easton-wood?year=2011
  6. ^ Davidson, Ryan (7 October 2015). "Easton Wood's rapid rise ends with Bulldogs' best and fairest". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Easton Wood Stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 

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