Leigh Adams (footballer)

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Leigh Adams
Personal information
Full name Leigh Adams
Date of birth (1988-04-06) 6 April 1988 (age 27)
Original team(s) Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft #3, 2007 Rookie Draft, Kangaroos
Height/Weight 176cm / 78kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 13
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2015 North Melbourne 104 (72)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.

Leigh Adams (born 6 April 1988) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the North Melbourne Football Club.

A small midfielder who was selected in the 2007 Rookie Draft from Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup, he captained the Victorian Metro team in the 2006 AFL National Under 18 Championships and won the team's Most Valuable Player award. He was hampered at the AFL draft camp after he suffered a hip injury requiring surgery.[1]

He was elevated from the rookie list in 2007, replacing Leigh Harding.[1] after playing well for Tasmanian Devils Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Despite playing only 13 games for Tasmania, he won their best and fairest award in 2007.[2] He has struggled with injury since then, missing the entire 2008 season due to an Anterior cruciate ligament tear whilst playing for Werribee Football Club in the VFL.[3]

Adams returned to the North Melbourne side in Round 15, 2009, over two years after his last game.[2] He was one of North's best players in their loss to the West Coast Eagles in Round 20, kicking three goals.[4]

Adams retired on the 1st of August 2015 due to ongoing issues with concussion. [5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of 2014 season [6]
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)
2007 Kangaroos 40 2 0 0 5 8 13 2 7 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.0 6.5 1.0 3.5
2008 North Melbourne 13 0
2009 North Melbourne 13 6 6 1 53 49 102 23 26 1.0 0.2 8.8 8.2 17.0 3.8 4.3
2010 North Melbourne 13 15 11 15 166 133 299 59 56 0.7 1.0 11.1 8.9 19.9 3.9 3.7
2011 North Melbourne 13 21 16 17 198 219 417 94 87 0.8 0.8 9.4 10.4 19.9 4.5 4.1
2012 North Melbourne 13 18 17 15 180 164 344 50 59 0.9 0.8 10.0 9.1 19.1 2.8 3.3
2013 North Melbourne 13 20 13 8 173 188 361 73 66 0.7 0.4 8.7 9.4 18.1 3.7 3.3
2014 North Melbourne 13 22 9 11 154 183 337 73 63 0.4 0.5 7.0 8.3 15.3 3.3 2.9
Career 104 72 67 929 944 1873 374 364 0.7 0.6 8.9 9.1 18.0 3.6 3.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AAP (26 April 2007) Midfield key against Cats
  2. ^ a b North to Patch things up (9 July 2009)
  3. ^ Siragusa, Leonard (16 April 2008) Adams out for the season
  4. ^ Barbieri, Paul (15 August 2009) Eagles too good for Kangaroos
  5. ^ Schmook, Nathan (1 August 2015). "Kangaroo Leigh Adams calls time after latest concussion". www.AFL.com.au (Bigpond). Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Adams statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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