|Full name||Jarrod Harbrow|
|Date of birth||18 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Cairns, Queensland, Australia|
|Original team(s)||South Cairns Cutters (AFL Cairns)
Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
|Draft||No. 27, 2007 Rookie Draft, Western Bulldogs|
|Height / weight||178cm / 74kg|
|Current club||Gold Coast|
|2007–2010||Western Bulldogs||70 (21)|
|2011–||Gold Coast||114 (30)|
|Representative team honours|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2015.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Harbrow was born in Cairns to an Indigenous Australian mother from Cairns and a Caucasian father from Mooroopna, Victoria. His indigenous ancestry can be traced to the Yirrganydji, a rainforest tribe in Far North Queensland. He grew up in the town of Cairns, in Queensland and began playing junior football with the Manunda Hawks and then the South Cairns in the AFL Cairns competition.
Harbrow represented Queensland at both the 2004 AFL Under 16 Championships and 2006 AFL Under 18 Championships, both sides winning the respective division titles.
In 2005 he moved to Victoria where he played for the Mooroopna Football Club before joining the TAC Cup side the Murray Bushrangers in a bid to nominate for the AFL Draft. He was overlooked in the 2006 AFL Draft, however had already attracted the attention of AFL talent scouts Peter Dean and Scott Clayton.
Drafted as a rookie, Harbrow was picked up by the Bulldogs in the 2007 rookie draft.
He has since become a senior regular and impressed with his pace, skill, defensive pressure and evasive running abilities.
In 2009, after struggling to get a game in the first few weeks of the season, he was thrown into defence against North Melbourne. Since then, he was often seen among the Bulldogs' best, became a regular senior player. He had many highlights in 2009 and shut down some of the league's best small forwards, including Matt Campbell, Stephen Milne, Brad Dick, and Mathew Stokes.
At the conclusion of the 2010 season, the Bulldogs confirmed Jarrod would be the newest uncontracted player to join the Gold Coast Suns. Jarrod wasted no time with the announcement to the football world, coming just days after the Bulldogs' loss to St Kilda in the preliminary final. After being the subject of much speculation all year, the lure of returning home to Queensland proved too strong, despite the Bulldogs' best efforts to retain the rebounding damaging defender.
Jarrod was the fifth uncontracted player from an AFL club to join the Suns.
- AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
- 'Jarrod Harbrow the first Gold Coast Suns player to reach 100 games' - Courier Mail