Jeremy Cameron

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Jeremy Cameron
Personal information
Full name Jeremy Cameron
Date of birth (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 23)
Original team(s) Dartmoor (SWDFL)
Draft Underage recruit, Greater Western Sydney
Height / weight 195cm / 95kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 18
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Greater Western Sydney 93 (236)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jeremy Cameron (born 1 April 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was one of the club's underage recruits, and played in Greater Western Sydney's first season, in 2012.

AFL career[edit]

2012[edit]

Cameron made his debut in Greater Western Sydney's first AFL premiership game in Round 1 2012, against Sydney. In round 2, Cameron kicked 4 goals against North Melbourne and was awarded the round 2 nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star. In round 5, Cameron kicked 5 goals against the Western Bulldogs, becoming the first GWS player to kick 5 goals in a match. He finished the year as the club's leading goalkicker with 29 goals.

2013[edit]

In 2013, Cameron continued to show his potential in a young GWS side. He received a Goal of the Year nomination for an excellent goal he kicked against Geelong in Round 11, one of four he kicked for the match.[1] His game has already been likened to that of Matthew Lloyd and Jonathan Brown.[2]

In Round 18 against Collingwood, Cameron kicked seven goals in the first three quarters; this is the highest haul of goals by any GWS player.[3] He finished the season third on the Coleman Medal tally with 62 goals for the season.[4]

Cameron's excellent season resulted in him being named full-forward in the 2013 All-Australian team. He was the first Giants player to ever be named in the side.[4]

2014[edit]

Cameron played his 50th AFL game against Fremantle in Round 17 of the 2014 season.[5] Earlier in the season he kicked his 100th AFL goal against the Western Bulldogs in round four.[6]

2015[edit]

Cameron is regarded as one of the most promising Centre Half Forwards in the game, for his age. Cameron equalled his career best of seven goals in Round 6, 2015 as the Giants defeated two-time reigning premiers Hawthorn by 10 points. His haul of seven was also the highest by a Giants player at Sydney Showground Stadium.[7]

2016[edit]

Cameron was again the team's most lethal forward and booted a career-best 63 goals, one more than his 2013 All-Australian season. The brilliant left-footer kicked seven goals in a game twice, against Hawthorn in round six and Carlton in round 22. Cameron's tag as the GIANTS' 'franchise player' was consolidated when he signed a contract extension before the 2015 season that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Personal life[edit]

Cameron grew up supporting Collingwood.[8][3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of season 2016[9]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Greater Western Sydney 18 16 29 15 115 45 160 80 28 1.8 0.9 7.2 2.8 10.0 5.0 1.8
2013 Greater Western Sydney 18 21 62 27 170 54 224 160 27 3.0 1.3 8.1 2.6 10.7 5.0 1.3
2014 Greater Western Sydney 18 14 29 21 105 28 133 60 18 2.1 1.5 7.5 2.0 9.5 4.3 1.3
2015 Greater Western Sydney 18 22 63 37 185 50 235 122 37 2.7 1.7 8.5 2.3 10.5 5.3 1.8
2016 Greater Western Sydney 18 20 53 25 143 82 225 72 39 2.7 1.3 7.2 2.0 9.5 4.3 1.3
Career 93 236 125 718 259 977 440 149 2.5 1.3 7.7 2.8 10.5 4.7 1.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cameron Nominated for Goal of Year - GWSGIANTS.com.au
  2. ^ GWS Giants living up to their name | The Roar
  3. ^ a b Magpies edge out Cameron's Giants, AFL.com.au, 27 July 2013
  4. ^ a b Jeremy Cameron Named In All Australian Team, GWSGIANTS.com.au, 16 September 2013
  5. ^ Jezza, You Beauty, GWS Giants official website, 11 July 2014
  6. ^ Ton Up, GWS Giants official website, 16 April 2014
  7. ^ "By the Numbers: Round 6". Greater Western Sydney Giants official website. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Jeremy Cameron grew up barracking for Collingwood, now he looks forward to beating them, Herald Sun, 25 July 2013
  9. ^ Jeremy Cameron's player profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]

AFL AWARDS NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012

All Australian 2013

All Australian nominee 2015

CLUB AWARDS Kevin Sheedy Medallist 2013

Kevin Sheedy Medal 3rd Place 2012

GIANTS Leading Goal Kicker 2012 (29), 2013 (62), 2014 (29), 2015 (63), 2016 (53)

GIANTS Mark of the Year 2012

Members Choice Award 2013

GIANTS Goal of the Year 2015