Travis Boak

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Travis Boak
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Travis Boak leading Port Adelaide off Adelaide Oval.
Personal information
Full name Travis Boak
Date of birth (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 28)
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 5, 2006 National Draft, Port Adelaide
Height / weight 183cm / 83kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Port Adelaide
Number 1
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– Port Adelaide 199 (123)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights

Travis Boak (born 1 August 1988) is an Australian rules footballer and is the 63rd captain of the Port Adelaide Football Club which competes in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was Port Adelaide's first selection and fifth overall in the 2006 AFL Draft from the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup.

AFL career[edit]

Boak made his AFL debut in a 31-point victory in Round 12, 2007 against Essendon. Boak continued to rise since his debut, having 23 possessions against the Western Bulldogs in only his third match. The following week, against Richmond, Boak kicked his first ever AFL goal. Boak's greatest individual achievement came in Round 19, 2007 against Carlton when he earned a NAB Rising Star nomination for his 28 possessions and 2 goals. Boak's first season of AFL football was also memorable in the fact that he was part of the Port Adelaide team which competed in the 2007 AFL Grand Final against Geelong. Unfortunately for Boak, he was unable to become a Premiership player in his first season of AFL football as Port Adelaide were convincingly beaten in the Grand Final. He finished the year ranking third in rising star nominations in handballs.

At the start of 2008, Boak picked up where he left off, playing a greater role in the Power midfield alongside senior players such as Domenic Cassisi, Kane Cornes and Shaun Burgoyne. He played in 17 games and averaged 20.1 disposals. Boak continued to improve in 2009 winning the Gavin Wanganeen Medal and averaging 23.7 disposals for the season.

The 2010 season was Boak's best season to date with a career best average of 23 possessions per game. His season ended with a flourish when he kicked three goals in each of the final two rounds. He became the first-tagged player in the Port Adelaide midfield and finished the season with 16 Brownlow votes.

The 2011 season saw Boak play in 21 games and leading club in disposals (458), clearances (79) and inside 50s (85). He along with Jackson Trengove were jointly crowned the John Cahill Medallist, the first time that there had been a tie at the club's best and fairest award.[1]

For the 2013 season, Boak was announced as the captain of the club, therefore replacing his number 10 guernsey with number 1, in accordance with Port Adelaide tradition.[2] 2013 was considered to be Boak's best AFL season up to that point, with an average of 25.3 disposals a game, and kicking a season best of 20 goals. He was named in the 2013 All-Australian team. In 2014, Boak continued where he left off from 2013, averaging a career best 26.6 disposals a game and tolling a season best 21 Brownlow votes to finish equal 4th. For the second consecutive season he was named in the 2014 All-Australian team.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[3]
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 Port Adelaide 10 14 4 3 101 124 225 51 38 0.3 0.2 7.2 8.9 16.1 3.6 2.7
2008 Port Adelaide 10 17 9 4 175 167 342 88 64 0.5 0.2 10.3 9.8 20.1 5.2 3.8
2009 Port Adelaide 10 18 7 5 223 204 427 81 73 0.4 0.3 12.4 11.3 23.7 4.5 4.1
2010 Port Adelaide 10 20 13 12 247 207 454 70 122 0.7 0.6 12.4 10.4 22.7 3.5 6.1
2011 Port Adelaide 10 21 12 6 236 222 458 76 98 0.6 0.3 11.2 10.6 21.8 3.6 4.7
2012 Port Adelaide 10 18 9 11 239 186 425 47 66 0.5 0.6 13.3 10.3 23.6 2.6 3.7
2013 Port Adelaide 1 23 20 13 315 266 581 99 96 0.9 0.6 13.7 11.6 25.3 4.3 4.2
2014 Port Adelaide 1 24 19 6 266 378 644 88 92 0.8 0.3 11.1 15.8 26.8 3.7 3.8
Career 155 93 60 1802 1754 3556 600 649 0.6 0.4 11.6 11.3 22.9 3.9 4.2

Honours and achievements[edit]

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
2007
2008 2
2009 5
2010 16
2011 4
2012 6
2013 13
2014 21
2015 16
Total 83
Key:
Green / Bold = Won
* = joint winner
Red / Italics = Ineligible

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Tie in Medal". Port Adelaide. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Boak to lead new era at Port Adelaide". 30 January 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Travis Boak's player profile at AFL Tables

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