James Frawley (footballer)

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James Frawley
James Frawley 2018.1.jpg
Frawley playing for Hawthorn in April 2018
Personal information
Full name James Frawley
Nickname(s) Chip[1][2][3]
Date of birth (1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 30)
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels
Draft No. 12, 2006 national draft
Debut Round 9, 2007, Melbourne
vs. Kangaroos, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Club information
Current club Hawthorn
Number 12
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2014 Melbourne 139 (18)
2015– Hawthorn 073 0(6)
Total 212 (24)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2010–2011 Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 8, 2019.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Frawley (born 20 September 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer, playing with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Melbourne Football Club from 2007 to 2014.

AFL career[edit]

While completing his final year at Damascus College Ballarat,[4] Frawley was recruited from the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup following from his junior ranks at the East Ballarat Junior Football Netbal Club in the Ballarat Football Netball League. He was taken by the Melbourne Demons with their first round pick (12th overall) in the 2006 AFL Draft. He is the nephew of former St Kilda captain, Danny Frawley.

Melbourne (2007–2014)[edit]

James Frawley with Melbourne in 2007.

He debuted for the Demons in Round 9, 2007 and has played all of his games in defence. He played nine senior games in first year of AFL football.

Not known for his kicking efficiency, Frawley has a tough and uncompromising defensive style of play.

The 2010 season was a breakout year for Frawley who, at still only 21 years of age, became one of the premier defenders in the league. His season was capped off by being named in the back pocket for the 2010 All-Australian squad[5] and finishing second to Brad Green in Melbourne's Best and Fairest.[6]

Coming off his breakthrough season in 2010, Frawley's 2011 season started with a setback as he was sidelined for up to three months after tearing his pectoral muscle in January.[7]

In 2014, under the new coaching structure of Paul Roos, Frawley began to play more of a forward role. His defensive efforts inside Melbourne's forward 50 was a contributing factor towards their on-field improvement.

Hawthorn (2015–present)[edit]

On 6 October 2014, Frawley exercised his rights as a free agent and joined the Hawthorn Football Club.[8] Frawley was to play under his eighth coach, three of which were caretaker coaches.[9]

He featured in the club's premiership winning team at the end of the season and played an instrumental role in the victory, keeping Coleman Medallist Josh Kennedy goalless for the entire match.[10]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of 2018.[11]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 Melbourne 8 9 0 0 35 32 67 21 15 0.0 0.0 3.9 3.6 7.4 2.3 1.7
2008 Melbourne 8 11 0 0 66 38 104 44 21 0.0 0.0 6.0 3.5 9.5 4.0 1.9
2009 Melbourne 8 20 1 1 154 124 278 89 38 0.1 0.1 7.7 6.2 13.9 4.5 1.9
2010 Melbourne 8 21 1 1 234 157 391 123 49 0.0 0.0 11.1 7.5 18.6 5.9 2.3
2011 Melbourne 8 21 1 1 238 154 392 109 32 0.0 0.0 11.3 7.3 18.7 5.2 1.5
2012 Melbourne 8 19 0 1 215 80 295 96 45 0.0 0.1 11.3 4.2 15.5 5.1 2.4
2013 Melbourne 8 17 0 1 165 86 251 97 34 0.0 0.1 9.7 5.1 14.8 5.7 2.0
2014 Melbourne 8 21 15 16 219 101 320 156 46 0.7 0.8 10.4 4.8 15.2 7.4 2.2
2015 Hawthorn 12 18 6 1 148 84 232 88 32 0.3 0.1 8.2 4.7 12.9 4.9 1.7
2016 Hawthorn 12 22 0 0 191 112 303 114 48 0.0 0.0 8.7 5.1 13.8 5.2 2.2
2017 Hawthorn 12 8 0 0 77 39 116 52 13 0.0 0.0 9.6 4.9 14.5 6.5 1.2
2018 Hawthorn 12 20 0 0 185 86 271 91 30 0.0 0.0 9.3 4.3 13.6 4.6 1.5
Career 207 24 23 1926 1093 3019 1080 403 0.1 0.1 9.3 5.3 14.6 5.2 1.9

Honours and achievements[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crawford, Shane. "Shane Crawford: Western Bulldogs must strengthen their spine by chasing James Frawley". Herald Sun. News Corporation. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "'Chip' Frawley can cut it, declares fellow Hawthorn defender". AFL. Australian Football League. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "James Frawley". demonwiki.org. Demonwiki. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ [1] Damascus College, The Road, Summer 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2013
  5. ^ "All Australian at a glance". AFL BigPond Network. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  6. ^ Clark, Jay (3 September 2010). "Brad Green wins Keith "Bluey" Truscott gong". Herald Sun. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  7. ^ Ralph, Jon (22 January 2011). "Melbourne defender James Frawley to miss up to three months with chest injury". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/news/2014-10-06/finals-success-lures-frawley-to-hawks
  9. ^ Mastermind season review: Hawthorn, The Roar, 9 October 2014
  10. ^ Windley, Matt (3 October 2015). "AFL Grand Final 2015: James Frawley soaks up first premiership". Herald Sun. News.com.au. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  11. ^ "James Frawley". AFL Tables. Retrieved 17 June 2014.

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