Jed Anderson

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Jed Anderson
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Katherine, Northern Territory
Original team(s) NT Thunder
Height / weight 178 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Wing, midfielder
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013–2015
2016–
Total
Hawthorn
North Melbourne
10 (4)
10 (2)
20 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights

Jed Anderson (born 2 February 1994) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

From the Northern Territory, Anderson attacks the ball hard, runs and carries and can kick goals. He played in two premierships for Northern Territory Thunder in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) before being recruited to the AFL.

Greater Western Sydney[edit]

Anderson was picked for the Greater Western Sydney scholarship program in 2010. When he was 16, he moved to western Sydney to spend a season playing for GWS's TAC Cup team, while being educated at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview. He struggled to settle into his new school, got homesick and returned home mid-year.[1] He was selected in the 2011 All-Australian under-18 team after an outstanding NAB AFL Under-18s championships.

Hawthorn[edit]

Anderson was pre-listed by Greater Western Sydney and traded to Hawthorn for 2008 premiership player Stephen Gilham. Anderson made his debut for the Hawks in round 1 of the 2013 AFL season against Geelong.[2] He was the round 3 AFL Rising Star nominee for 2013 following his performance against Collingwood in which he kicked his first goal.[3] After an injury layoff, he played for Hawthorn's VFL-affiliate, Box Hill, until his form saw his return to the Hawthorn line-up in round 22. He played as the substitute and kicked a vital goal against Sydney in both round 23 and the qualifying final. He was one of the better players in the Box Hill premiership team in the 2013 Grand Final.

Anderson had a delayed start to 2014 pre-season after contracting pneumonia while on end of season leave in Darwin. He had been wading at Howard Swamps, southeast of Darwin, in search of geese. He resumed training with the club in January.[4] In the first game of the VFL season against Williamstown, Anderson hurt his shoulder that eventually was operated on and he was out for the rest of the season.

Anderson who was contracted until the end on 2016 requested a trade for a chance to move to another club and get more opportunities for regular senior football. The small forward managed only four games for the 2015 season .[5]

North Melbourne[edit]

On the 16th of October 2015, North Melbourne brokered a deal for the Roos to receive Anderson and picks No.38 and 40 while Hawthorn got picks No.15 and 55.[6]

Family[edit]

Jed's older brother Joe Anderson played 17 games for Carlton between 2007 and 2010.[1]

Anderson's first child, his son Elijah, was born in Darwin in April 2013.[7] A second son, Jasiah was born in January 2015. [8]

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