Jasper Pittard

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Jasper Pittard
Jasper Pittard 2017.2.jpg
Pittard playing for Port Adelaide in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Jasper Pittard
Date of birth (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Flemington/Torquay/Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 16, 2009 National Draft, Port Adelaide
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 29
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Port Adelaide 115 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jasper Pittard (born 1 April 1991) is an Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was one of 3 Port Adelaide players drafted in the first round in the 2009 AFL Draft. Jasper is a former Fitzroy and Flemington Juniors footballer.

He is an athletic and versatile player whose kicking skills and ability to read the play can hurt the opposition. The left-footer can also provide plenty of run from defence. A Vic Country U18 representative in 2009, he scored 10.40 mins for the 3 km at Draft Camp, but was unable to do speed work as he was recovering from injury. He was rated by the AFL clubs as the best interviewee at the camp.[1] He averaged 18 disposals in 13 matches for the Falcons with an efficiency rate of 71 per cent. He also played senior football for Torquay Football Club in the Bellarine Football League in 2008.[1]

In early 2010, Pittard decided to shorten his surname by dropping "McMillan" for simplicity.[2]

Pittard debuted for the Power in the opening round of the 2010 NAB cup alongside seven other rookie players. Although he didn't stand out as much as some of the other debutantes, he contributed with 3 kicks and 3 handballs.

After a 25 possession match against Adelaide in round 4 he was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star award.[3]

Pittard played all 25 games in 2014 and was the team's designated kicker from the kick ins. He managed to eradicate many of the fundamental errors which had previously characterised his game. His finals series was very solid, proving his ability to perform under pressure. Pittard put together another solid year in 2015, playing 20 games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green, Bradley (13 November 2009). "Geelong Falcon Jasper McMillan-Pittard not afraid to ask hard questions". The Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Changing Numbers In 2010
  3. ^ Holmesby, Luke (19 April 2011). "Rising Star". afl.com.au. 

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