Jared Polec

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Jared Polec
Jared Polec 2017.jpg
Polec playing for Port Adelaide in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Jared Polec
Date of birth (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth South Australia, Australia
Original team(s) Seaton Ramblers ((sanfl juniors))Woodville-West Torrens (SANFL)
Draft No. 5, 2010 national draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 21
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2013 Brisbane Lions 16 (9)
2014– Port Adelaide 56 (32)
Total 84 (46)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jared Polec (born 12 October 1992) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was selected with the Brisbane Lions' first selection (pick 5 overall) in the 2010 national draft from SANFL club, Woodville West Torrens.[1]

Of Polish descent, Polec is an outside midfielder who, prior to being drafted, played senior football with Woodville West Torrens and was a key player in their 2010 finals series. Woodville West Torrens coach Michael Godden described Polec as being "as good a junior as I've seen come through the system" and praised him for his skill, composure and work ethic.[2]

AFL career[edit]

Brisbane Lions (2011–2013)[edit]

Polec was selected in the initial extended squad for the Lions in round 2 in the 2011 season, but was left out of the final team. He made his AFL debut against Melbourne in round 3.[3] In his first three seasons at Brisbane, he played in sixteen games. In September 2013, Polec requested a trade to a South Australian team,[4] and in October, he nominated Port Adelaide as his preferred club of destination.[5]

Port Adelaide (2014–present)[edit]

Polec officially joined Port Adelaide in October 2013.[6] Polec had an immediate impact at Port Adelaide, achieving a career-high thirty disposals in round 7 against Greater Western Sydney.[7]

2015 was not to be for Polec, suffering a stress reaction in his foot which developed into a navicular fracture, forcing him out for the season.[8] In early 2016, scans cleared Polec of the fracture and he was declared fit to resume full training.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lions's last gasp call on Polec". AFL.com.au. 19 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jared Polec the complete package". Herald Sun. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Polec named for AFL debut". lions.com.au. 8 April 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/afl/talented-south-australian-jared-polec-wants-to-return-home/story-fnia3y5g-1226716785941
  5. ^ http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/news/2013-10-16/polec-nominates-port-adelaide
  6. ^ "Deal Done: Port gets its man in complex trade". portadelaidefc.com.au. 24 October 2011. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Dampney, James (3 May 2014). "Powering on: Polec shines as Giants wilt". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Thring, Harry (7 May 2015). "Port finally forced to pull the pin on Polec". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Homfray, Reece (3 January 2016). "Power buoyed by Jared Polec upping the ante at pre-season training". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 

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