Lachie Whitfield

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Lachie Whitfield
Lachie Whitfield 2017.1.jpg
Whitfield in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Lachlan Whitfield
Date of birth (1994-07-18) 18 July 1994 (age 23)
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 1, 2012 national draft
Height / weight 184 cm / 74 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Greater Western Sydney
Number 6
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2013– Greater Western Sydney 81 (38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lachie Whitfield (born 18 July 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was the first overall selection in the 2012 AFL draft.

He played in the TAC Cup for the Dandenong Stingrays.[1] He won the Larke Medal as the best player at the 2012 AFL Under 18 Championships.[2]

Growing up, he supported the Hawthorn Football Club.[3]

In November 2016, Whitfield was suspended for six months for "bringing the game into disrepute" as a result of taking illicit drugs in May 2015 and attempting to evade drug testing at the time under the guidance of Greater Western Sydney administrators Graeme Allan and Craig Lambert.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end the 2015 season[5]
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)
2013 Greater Western Sydney 6 19 8 4 174 158 332 103 42 0.4 0.2 9.2 8.3 17.5 5.4 2.2
2014 Greater Western Sydney 6 11 8 6 133 92 225 64 19 0.7 0.5 12.1 8.4 20.5 5.8 1.7
2015 Greater Western Sydney 6 21 6 7 270 185 455 137 38 0.3 0.3 12.9 8.8 21.7 6.5 1.8
Career 51 22 17 557 435 1012 304 99 0.4 0.3 11.3 8.5 19.8 6.0 1.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachie Whitfield wants to get down to the serious business of being a professional footballer
  2. ^ Phelan, Jason (4 July 2012). "Whitfield wins Larke Medal". AFL Bigpond Network. 
  3. ^ A fit Lachie Whitfield takes a giant step forwards, AFL.com.au official website, 2 June 2014
  4. ^ Waterworth, Ben; Niall, Jake (15 November 2016). "Lachie Whitfield cops six-month ban, Graeme Allan, Craig Lambert suspended for one year". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lachie Whitfield". AFL Tables. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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