Zac Clarke

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Zac Clarke
Zac-Clarke-Finals-2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Zachary Clarke
Date of birth (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 (age 27)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Chargers
Draft 37th overall, 2008 AFL Draft
Height / weight 203cm / 96kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 30
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Fremantle 101 (46)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Zachary "Zac" Clarke (born 28 March 1990) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was drafted with the 37th selection in the 2008 AFL Draft after playing his first season of competitive football with the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup in 2008. He represented Victoria Metro at the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships. At 203 cm, he had previously played basketball for the Nunawading Spectres and had hoped to play at a US College.[1] An athletic player with good endurance, he lived with Fremantle's first choice ruckman, 211 cm Aaron Sandilands when he first moved to Western Australia.[2] He attended Koonung Secondary College.

For the 2009 season, Clarke was allocated to play for East Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League and after two impressive games was named in Fremantle's senior squad for their Round 3 match against Adelaide.[3] He eventually made his debut in the round 13 clash against Collingwood Football Club after averaging an impressive 16 hit outs in the WAFL.[4]

In round 20, 2011, following a strong performance against St Kilda, Clarke was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
2009 Fremantle 30 5 0 0 9 36 45 8 10 35 0.0 0.0 1.8 7.2 9.0 1.6 2.0 7.0
2010 Fremantle 30 3 0 1 3 17 20 3 12 25 0.0 0.3 1.0 5.7 6.7 1.0 4.0 8.3
2011 Fremantle 30 13 6 6 62 115 177 42 68 172 0.5 0.5 4.8 8.8 13.6 3.2 5.2 13.2
2012 Fremantle 30 15 13 13 105 67 172 67 48 121 0.9 0.9 7.0 4.5 11.5 4.5 3.2 8.1
2013 Fremantle 30 17 8 3 84 142 226 68 57 355 0.5 0.2 4.9 8.4 13.3 4.0 3.4 20.9
2014 Fremantle 30 21 12 10 132 126 258 92 57 252 0.6 0.5 6.3 6.0 12.3 4.4 2.7 12.0
2015 Fremantle 30 14 7 2 73 75 148 57 28 162 0.5 0.1 5.2 5.4 10.6 4.1 2.0 11.6
2016 Fremantle 30 13 0 3 37 89 126 37 35 249 0.0 0.2 2.8 6.8 9.7 2.8 2.7 19.2
Career 101 46 38 505 667 1172 374 315 1371 0.5 0.4 5.0 6.6 11.6 3.7 3.1 13.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pike, Chris; Clarke swaps hoop for sticks; 8 December 2008
  2. ^ Rickard, Jayne; Dockers show off their new recruits; The West Australian; 2 December 2008
  3. ^ Freo goes for youth; 10 March 2009
  4. ^ Schmook, Nathan (25 June 2009) Freo set for more debutants
  5. ^ Holmesby, Luke (9 August 2011). "Hoop dreams". AFL BigPond Network. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Zac Clarke". AFL Tables. 

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