Jed Anderson

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Jed Anderson
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 21)
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 Hawthorn
Number 37
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013– Hawthorn 6 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

Jed Anderson (born 2 February 1994) is an Australian rules footballer with the Hawthorn 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 has played in two premierships for NT Thunder in the NEAFL.

Greater Western Sydney[edit]

Anderson was picked for the GWS Giants scholarship program in 2010. When he was 16, he moved to western Sydney to spend a season playing for Greater Western Sydney club'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.


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.[2]


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.[3]

He is the round three NAB AFL Rising Star nominee for 2013 following his performance against Collingwood in which he kicked his first goal.[4]

After an injury layoff, he played for Box Hill until his great form saw his return to the Hawthorn line-up in Round 22. He played as the sub 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. Anderson had been wading at Howard Swamps, southeast of Darwin, in search of geese. He resumed training with the club in January. Anderson is currently injured as he subluxed his shoulder and is currently out for 8 weeks. Anderson should return to football in late June, early July [5]


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