Zak Jones

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Zak Jones
Zak Jones 2017.7.jpg
Jones playing for Sydney in June 2017
Personal information
Full name Zachary Jones
Date of birth (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 24)
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 15, 2013 national draft
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2014–2019 Sydney 90 (23)
2020– St Kilda 0 (0)
Total 90 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Zachary Jones (born 15 March 1995) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Sydney Swans with the 15th overall selection in the 2013 national draft. He is the younger brother of former Melbourne captain Nathan Jones.

Jones played for the Dandenong Stringrays in the TAC Cup and was a joint-winner of the Most Valuable Player for Vic Country at the 2013 AFL Under 18 Championships[1] and was named in the All-Australian team.[2] He made his senior debut against Richmond, at the MCG in round 14 of the 2014 AFL season.[3]

In 2016, he was able to overcome an ankle injury and a severe concussion through the season, and was selected to play in the 2016 AFL Grand Final, cementing himself a spot in the team.

Coming out of contract at the end of the 2019 season, Jones requested a trade to St Kilda. Swans CEO Tom Harley said of Jones "everyone knows within footy circles he comes from a really strong and tight family and his desire to return to Victoria is to be closer to his family. St Kilda is the club that has expressed interest and Zak has let us know that, he has been really transparent about that...We actually had some challenges in re-signing him last time so this wasn’t totally unexpected."[4] At the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season, Jones and pick 56 was traded to St Kilda for pick 32, 76 and a 2020 3rd Round pick.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 season[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2014 Sydney 10 4 1 0 11 18 29 3 7 0.3 0.0 2.8 4.5 7.3 0.8 1.8
2015 Sydney 10 11 0 0 69 49 118 20 27 0.0 0.0 6.3 4.5 10.7 1.8 2.5
2016 Sydney 10 16 3 1 153 85 238 33 52 0.2 0.1 9.6 5.3 14.9 2.1 3.3
2017 Sydney 10 23 10 6 256 202 458 109 79 0.43 0.26 11.13 8.78 19.91 4.74 3.43
2018 Sydney 10 19 6 3 194 176 370 76 35 0.32 0.16 10.21 9.26 19.47 4.00 1.84
2019 Sydney 10 17 3 7 217 163 380 68 66 0.18 0.41 12.76 9.59 22.35 4.00 3.88
Career 90 23 17 900 693 1593 309 266 0.26 0.19 10.00 7.70 17.70 3.43 2.96

Injuries[edit]

  • Zak got injured against North Melbourne in 2019, tweaking his left hamstring after receiving a shove from Jed Anderson.[7]
  • Jones in 2016 missed 4-6weeks after a high ankle sprain which he suffered in a match against Hawthorn at the SCG[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 draft prospect: Zak Jones". Australian Football League. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ Twomey, Callum (5 July 2013). "SA, Vic Metro reps head U18s All Australian team". Australian Football League. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ Lalor, Peter (19 June 2014). "Sydney Swans give Zak Jones his debut". The Australian. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  4. ^ "AFL 2019: Zak Jones, Sydney, St Kilda, trade rumours, trade whispers". Fox Sports. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.saints.com.au/news/2019-10-16/jones-joins-st-kilda
  6. ^ "Zak Jones stats". AFL Tables. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ 2019 injury [1]
  8. ^ 2016 [2]

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