Sam Frost

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Sam Frost
Sam Frost 2015.JPG
Frost at training in November 2015
Personal information
Full name Samuel Frost
Date of birth (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 23)
Original team(s) Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 1, 2012 rookie draft
Debut Round 17, 2012, Greater Western Sydney
vs. Fremantle, at Patersons Stadium
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 17
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012–2014 Greater Western Sydney 21 (2)
2015– Melbourne 29 (6)
Total 50 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 14, 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Sam Frost (born 28 August 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A utility, 1.94 metres (6 ft 4 in) tall and weighing 94 kilograms (207 lb), Frost has the ability to play as either a forward or defender, and is capable of also playing in the ruck. He entered top level football early when he played as a bottom-aged player for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup. His final year as a junior saw him play in both the winning grand final for Sandringham and the winning final for Vic Metro in the 2011 AFL Under 18 Championships. He was recruited by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with the first selection in the 2012 rookie draft and made his debut during the 2012 season. After three seasons with Greater Western Sydney and twenty-one matches in total, he was traded to the Melbourne Football Club during the 2014 trade period.

Early life[edit]

Frost was born to Wendy and David Frost,[1] and after having a junior career of playing both volleyball and basketball, he focused on Australian rules football when he joined the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup as a bottom-aged player in 2010 where he played as a ruckman.[2] He completed year twelve at Wesley College in 2011 and returned to the Sandringham Dragons in the same year where he moved into the backline[2] and played in the eight point grand final win against the Oakleigh Chargers.[3] He received mid-year state honours when he represented Vic Metro in the 2011 AFL Under 18 Championships[4] and played in the winning final against Vic Country.[5] Heading into the 2011 AFL draft he was predicted to be drafted inside the top thirty.[6][7]

AFL career[edit]

2012–2014: Early career at Greater Western Sydney[edit]

After missing selection in the 2011 national draft, Frost was ultimately recruited by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with the first overall selection in the 2012 rookie draft.[8] He spent the first half of the 2012 season playing for the UWS Giants in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL)[9] before he made his AFL debut in the ninety-five point loss against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium in round seventeen where he recorded ten disposals, four tackles, three marks and a goal.[10] He played the next two matches before requiring hip surgery, which ended his season with three AFL matches in total.[11] After spending the season on the rookie list, he was promoted to the senior list at the end of the season through the 2012 national draft.[12]

Frost played his first AFL match of the 2013 season in the forty-one point loss against Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round four,[13] he was omitted the next week for the match against Gold Coast at Manuka Oval[14] before returning to the senior side the next week for his last AFL match of the year in the thirty-nine point loss against Essendon at Etihad Stadium.[15] He played the majority of the year in the NEAFL where he played 22 matches for the season.[9]

After a strong pre-season in 2014,[16][17] and injuries to fellow backmen, Phil Davis and Tim Mohr, saw Frost given the opportunity to play in the seniors for an extended period of time.[18] He played in the first eight matches of the year before being omitted for the first match after the mid-season bye in the round ten match against Richmond at Spotless Stadium.[19] He returned the next week for the seven point loss against Hawthorn at the Melbourne Cricket Ground,[20] and played the next five matches before he was dropped for the round seventeen match against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium.[21] He played in two of the remaining six matches to finish with sixteen matches for the year.[22] After twenty-one matches in total for Greater Western Sydney he requested a trade in September to return to his home state of Victoria,[23] and he was officially traded to the Melbourne Football Club in October.[24]

2015–present: Move to Melbourne[edit]

Frost played his first match for Melbourne in the twenty-six point win against Gold Coast at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round one.[25] He played the first three matches of the year before breaking his toe during the twenty-five point loss against Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval in round three.[26] He was initially ruled out for "four to six weeks," but he did not return to any football during 2015.[27]

The start of the 2016 season saw Frost move into the forward line[28] and he played in the opening round against Greater Western Sydney at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a two point win.[29] He was omitted the next week for the match against Essendon,[30] before returning for the five point loss against North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena the next week;[31] he played the next four matches before he was dropped for the round seven match against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.[32] He spent the next three weeks in the Victorian Football League (VFL) playing for Melbourne's affiliate team, the Casey Scorpions[33] and returned for the eighteen point loss against Hawthorn at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round eleven.[34] His return to the senior side saw him return to playing as a defender;[35] the move to the backline proved successful for Frost as he played every match for the remainder of the season apart from the round seventeen match against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium where he was a late withdrawal due to illness[36] to finish the season with sixteen matches in total.[22]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of round 7, 2017[22]
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 48 3 1 0 23 14 37 14 5 0.3 0.0 7.7 4.7 12.4 3.7 1.7
2013 Greater Western Sydney 48 2 0 0 7 12 19 4 2 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.0 9.5 2.0 1.0
2014 Greater Western Sydney 48 16 1 1 99 94 193 59 26 0.1 0.1 6.2 5.9 12.1 3.7 1.6
2015 Melbourne 17 3 0 3 12 13 25 3 6 0.0 1.0 4.0 4.3 8.3 1.0 2.0
2016 Melbourne 17 16 5 6 113 93 206 57 35 0.3 0.4 7.1 5.8 12.9 3.6 2.2
2017 Melbourne 17 4 0 0 37 27 64 20 3 0.0 0.0 9.3 6.7 16.0 5.0 0.8
Career 44 7 10 291 253 544 157 87 0.2 0.2 6.6 5.8 12.4 3.6 2.0

Personal life[edit]

His father, David Frost, played thirty-four matches for the Glenelg Football Club and seventy-two matches for the Sturt Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1980s[2][37] and his older brother, Jack Frost played fifty-four matches for the Collingwood Football Club and is listed with the Brisbane Lions.[38][39]

References[edit]

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