Shaun Playford Burgoyne is an Australian rules footballer playing with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. Burgoyne played with Port Adelaide through to 2002 to 2009 before being traded to Hawthorn in late 2009, where he has now played the majority of his games. With 35 finals appearances, Burgoyne has the second most finals appearances of any AFL footballer, behind only Michael Tuck. At 36 years old, he is the oldest active AFL player, he is the last active AFL player who participated in any AFL Grand Final from 2005 or earlier. Burgoyne is the younger brother of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne and the son of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne Snr, he is of Indigenous Australian descent and his ancestry can be traced to the Kokatha clan. Burgoyne made his AFL debut in 2002, he had been a steady contributor across the forward line for the Power, before becoming a rebounding defender to great effect. Burgoyne attended a school in Adelaide. After a series of midfield performances that culminated with selection to the All Australian Team in 2006, he was described by retiring Port player Josh Francou as being "as good as Judd".
Burgoyne was important in the Power's midfield in 2008, despite attracting the opposition's best tagger most weeks. While not reaching the heights of past seasons, he finished fourth in the best and fairest and was second at the club in centre clearances and inside 50s, fourth in goals, contested possessions and bounces. 2009 was a disappointing year after injuring his knee in round three and missing three months of footy. He was able to play a few good games late in the year; as vice-captain he shocked the football club by requesting to play for a Victorian team in 2010 after his brother had retired. Port traded him to Hawthorn in a complicated deal involving four clubs, with Essendon and Geelong involved, he was allocated former club champion Shane Crawford's No. 9 jumper. After having surgery on his knee during the off season that delayed his preparation for the 2010 season, Burgoyne suffered a broken jaw while playing for Box Hill, he made his debut against Richmond in Round 8, 2010. Burgoyne played the last sixteen games of the season.
During 2011 Shaun Burgoyne played excellent football for Hawthorn, showcasing his silky disposal and hard running. He was part of a side that lost the preliminary final to eventual runners-up Collingwood by 3 points. Burgoyne was part of Hawthorn's losing side in the 2012 AFL Grand Final. In 2013, Burgoyne's performance in the Preliminary Final against Geelong saw him kick 3 goals and provide goals assists, with his final goal putting Hawthorn back in front late in the fourth quarter; the match ended the 11-game losing streak in effect since the 2008 Grand Final win. On 28 September 2013 Burgoyne became a dual Premiership player after Hawthorn defeated Fremantle Football Club in the Grand Final in front of 100,007 fans at the MCG. Burgoyne was the only player to remain in his game outfit when the players were presented on stage following the conclusion of the post-match concert. With Hawthorn's win in the 2015 Grand Final, Burgoyne became a quadruple Premiership player. On 24 May 2017, it was announced that he would wear number 67 on his guernsey, rather than his usual 9, for the round 10 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round game against Sydney.
This was to commemorate the 1967 referendum. On August 28, 2017, Burgoyne signed a one-year contract extension with Hawthorn keeping him at the club until the end of 2018. In November, he was appointed captain of the Australian international rules football team for the 2017 series. Burgoyne signed another contract extension to cover the 2019 season in August 2018. Off the field, Burgoyne has become an important representative for the indigenous Australian sporting community, he was an inaugural member of the Indigenous Players Advisory Board when it was established in 2011 and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2016. He is a regular guest on The Marngrook Footy Show. Burgoyne is married to Amy née Phillips, the daughter of Port Adelaide legend Greg Phillips and sister of WNBA and AFLW superstar Erin Phillips. Together they have four children - Leni, Ky and Percy. Statistics are correct to the end of 2018. Team 4× AFL Premiership Port Adelaide: 2004 3× Hawthorn: 2013, 2014, 2015 5× McClelland Trophy 3× Port Adelaide: 2002, 2003, 2004 2× Hawthorn: 2012, 2013Individual All-Australian: 2006 Hawthorn most consistent: 2014 Showdown Medal: Round 20, 2005 Dream Team Representative AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match: 2008 2× Australia international rules football team: 2008, 2017 Shaun Burgoyne's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club Shaun Burgoyne's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Michael Johnson (Australian rules footballer)
Michael Johnson is a former professional Australian rules footballer, who played for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League. Recruited from Perth Football Club in the WAFL with selection 8 in the 2004 Preseason Draft, he is a graduate of the Clontarf Football Academy, he made his debut against Richmond in Round 4 of 2005 when Matthew Carr was a late withdrawal from the team due to illness. Due to promising performances at both WAFL and AFL levels and his versatility, he announced a three-year extension to his contract in 2006 and a two-year contract extensions to remain at Fremantle until the end of the 2011 season. In 2006, Michael finished equal runner-up in Fremantle's Doig Medal Best & Fairest count, further underlining his credentials as a prospect for the future, his 2007 season started badly when he was suspended for four matches after colliding with Lachlan Hansen in a NAB Cup match and being one of the first players to be charged under the AFL's crackdown on front-on contact to the head.
In 2009, he was appointed captain of the club for a pre-season derby and despite missing the second half of the 2009 season due to an ankle injury, he was included in the leadership group for the 2010 season. He won the club's best clubman award for 2009. In May 2010 Johnson was investigated by the police in relation to a drug-related matter, he was charged on summons with possessing cocaine, suspended for five matches and fined $5,000 for bringing the AFL into disrepute. He was fined $500 in court. In November 2016, Police investigated Johnson after it was alleged that he punched a Bunbury School teacher in the face while intoxicated at a kebab shop in Leederville, he was given a spent conviction. In 2017, Johnson was integral in Fremantle's early season turnaround assisting Aaron Sandilands in the ruck despite the team taking a youth first approach in their team selection criteria. Johnson retired at the end of the 2018 season. In February 2019, he was appointed as Fremantle's inaugural indigenous and multicultural liaison officer.
Michael Johnson's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club Michael Johnson's playing statistics from AFL Tables WAFL statistics
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964, is the country's most circulated nationally distributed newspaper, available in each state and territory. It rivals with other nationally distributed newspapers like the business-focused Australian Financial Review and The Saturday Paper; the Australian is owned by News Corp Australia. The Australian is published by News Corp Australia, an asset of News Corp, which owns the sole daily newspapers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, the most circulated metropolitan daily newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne. News Corp's Chairman and Founder is Rupert Murdoch; the Australian integrates content from overseas newspapers owned by News Corp Australia's international parent News Corp, including The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London. The first edition of The Australian was published by Rupert Murdoch on 15 July 1964, becoming the third national newspaper in Australia following shipping newspaper Daily Commercial News and Australian Financial Review.
Unlike other original Murdoch newspapers, it is not a tabloid publication. At the time, a national paper was considered commercially unfeasible, as newspapers relied on local advertising for their revenue; the Australian was printed in Canberra plates flown to other cities for copying. From its inception the paper struggled for financial viability and ran at a loss for several decades; the Australian's first editor was Maxwell Newton, before leaving the newspaper within a year, was succeeded by Walter Kommer, by Adrian Deamer. Under his editorship The Australian encouraged female journalists, was the first mainstream daily newspaper to hire an Aboriginal reporter, John Newfong. During the 1975 election, campaigning against the Whitlam government by its owner led to the newspaper's journalists striking over editorial direction. Editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell was appointed in 2002 and retired on 11 December 2015. In May 2010, the newspaper launched. In October 2011 The Australian announced that it was planning to become the first general newspaper in Australia to introduce a paywall, with the introduction of a $2.95 per week charge for readers to view premium content on its website, mobile phone and tablet applications.
The paywall was launched on 24 October, with a free 3 month trial. In September 2017 The Australian launched their Chinese website. In October 2018 it was announced that Chris Dore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, would be taking over as editor-in-chief. Daily sections include National News followed by Worldwide News and Business News. Contained within each issue is a prominent op/ed section, including regular columnists and non-regular contributors. Other regular sections include Technology, Features, Legal Affairs, Defence, Horse-Racing, The Arts, Health and Higher Education. A Travel & Indulgence section is included on Saturdays, along with The Inquirer, an in-depth analysis of major stories of the week, alongside much political commentary. Saturday lift-outs include Review, focusing on books, arts and television, The Weekend Australian Magazine, the only national weekly glossy insert magazine. A glossy magazine, Wish, is published on the first Friday of the month. "The Australian has long maintained a focus on issues relating to Aboriginal disadvantage."
It devotes attention to the information technology and mining industries, as well as the science and politics of climate change. It has published numerous "special reports" into Australian energy policy; the Australian Literary Review was a monthly supplement from September 2006 to October 2011. Former editor Paul Kelly stated in 1991 that "The Australian has established itself in the marketplace as a newspaper that supports economic libertarianism". Laurie Clancy asserted in 2004 that the newspaper "is conservative in tone and oriented toward business. Former editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell has said that the editorial and op-ed pages of the newspaper are centre-right. In 2007 Crikey described the newspaper as in support of the Liberal Party and the then-Coalition government, but has pragmatically supported Labor governments in the past as well. In 2007 The Australian announced their support for the Rudd Australian Labor Party in the Federal election; the Australian presents varying views on climate change, publishing articles by those who disagree with the scientific consensus such as Ian Plimer, authors who agree with the scientific consensus such as Tim Flannery and Bjørn Lomborg.
A 2011 study of the previous seven years of articles claimed that four out of every five articles were opposed to taking action on climate change. In 2010 the ABC's Media Watch presenter Paul Barry accused The Australian of waging a campaign against the Australian Greens, the Greens' federal leader Bob Brown wrote that The Australian has "stepped out of the fourth estate by seeing itself as a determinant of democracy in Australia." In response, The Australian opined that "Greens leader Bob Brown has accused The Australian of trying to wreck the alliance between the Greens and Labor. We wear Senator Brown's criticism with pride. We believe he and his Green colleagues are hypocrites.
Chance Bateman is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. Bateman was Hawthorn's first indigenous player to reach 100 games, first Aboriginal life member, the club's longest-serving WA recruit, he is a development coach at the West Coast Eagles. Bateman learnt his football during his formative years in York and with Perth in Westar Rules, he was an under 18 all Australian and in the squad for the Westar state side in 1999. Drafted by Hawthorn at pick 48 in the 1999 AFL Draft, the Hawks considered themselves lucky as they thought he would have been picked up earlier, his light frame made him a longer term prospect. His early career was interrupted by a variety of injuries; each time he became a key member of the team. Bateman said the true sense of worth for Aboriginal players was founded on their family's value and strength and that fact provided him with his toughest times when he lost his sister Candace in a tragic train accident in 2001 he was desperate to return home to be with his parents and was shattered when he could not work a trade with West Coast or Fremantle."I'd stay at Hawthorn for as long as they'd have me, they've been fantastic for me.
You don't think too much about the milestones as they're coming up, but as you pass them you sort of look back with a bit of pride. I'm our first indigenous life member and to have had a small part in the club's history is pretty special."In 2006 he managed to play 21 games and came 12th in the club Best and Fairest award. Bateman was known for his trademark dreadlocks. Bateman was one of Hawthorn's most valuable players, his speed and hardness at the ball while playing on the wing allowed the team to play a free flowing brand of game. He averaged 20 possessions a game in his 21 games in 2006 and was hitting top form just before the 2007 season, his elite speed was recognised and he was named in the 2006 International Rules Series side to tour Ireland. Bateman said a major career highlight was when he captained the Hawks in an indigenous round victory over West Coast at Launceston in 2007 when the Eagles were led by David Wirrpanda. Bateman kicked Hawthorn's first goal in the 2008 Grand Final.
Bateman had his dreadlocks cut off for charity after the Grand Final victory. The money was donated to the Rioli Fund, set up to improve Aboriginal health throughout Australia. Along with captain Sam Mitchell, Bateman was the only Hawthorn player to play in all games in 2009, he missed the first game of 2010 because of a one-game suspension for striking Matthew Lloyd of Essendon in the last game of the 2009 season. Bateman was put on Hawthorn's veterans list in 2011. Chance Bateman's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club Chance Bateman's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Aaron Davey is a professional Australian rules football player of Indigenous Australian heritage. He played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League until he retired from the club at the end of the 2013 season. Davey finished runner-up to the AFL Rising Star in 2004, he is one of few successful top-level footballers to have been elevated from the rookie list. Davey's representative honours include twice playing for Australia against Ireland in 2005 and 2006. Davey was a cult figure at the Melbourne Football Club and a popular player with young Demons fans. Davey's achievements at Melbourne include Fairest for an outstanding 2009 season. Davey is a recognised leader of Melbourne's young indigenous group of players. Davey, of Indigenous Australian ancestry with tribal ancestry that can be traced to the Kokatha in South Australia, was born to mother Lizzie and father Alwyn Davey with siblings Alwyn and Bronwyn; the boys were raised in Darwin in the Northern Territory. Davey started playing football as a forward pocket player in the Northern Territory Football League for the Palmerston Football Club.
He moved to Melbourne to further his prospects of an Australian rules career, trialled with the Port Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League. After an exceptional debut season in the VFL, Davey was voted the VFL player most to succeed AFL level. In 2003, Sandringham Coach Graeme Yeats believed "Davey is the fastest VFL-listed player in the competition" Surprisingly he was overlooked by all clubs in the 2003 AFL Draft. However, he caught the eye of Melbourne Football Club talent scouts and was selected at Pick #3 in the rookie draft; when asked on Before the Game, why Davey was not selected in the AFL Draft, Melbourne's former coach Neale Daniher responded by postulating that clubs were not on the lookout for short indigenous players after the possessionless display of Leon Davis in the 2002 Grand Final. Davey debuted in the 2004 Wizard Cup, playing a handful of sensational pre-season games before debuting in the senior side in the first round of 2004. In his first AFL game, the built forward kicked a goal and totalled an impressive 13 possessions, receiving a nomination for the AFL Rising Star award.
In his next 15 games, Davey won wide acclaim for his blistering acceleration, evasive footwork and goal sense. He was likened to another young indigenous player. In particular, Davey's ability to run down opposition players with explosive acceleration, his hard tackling and his "one percenter" second and third efforts at the ball earned him the respect of coaches and players across the league. Davey formed a potent forward line combination, crumbing the likes of Russell Robertson and David Neitz, he became a cult hero amongst young supporters, a face of the Melbourne Football Club. Davey played the rest of the season until a hamstring injury in round 16 against the Western Bulldogs at the Telstra Dome put him out for four games, he played in a losing elimination final against Essendon. At the end of the season, Davey won the AFLPA best first year player, awarded to many superstars of the game, notably Brownlow Medallists Chris Judd and Adam Goodes. In 2005, Davey played all another losing elimination final, this time against Geelong.
He was selected for the International rules series as one of only three Demons players. Davey was selected along with Lovett and several other indigenous players in Kevin Sheedy's handpicked squad. Topping off a sensational season, Davey finished third in the club best and fairest behind Travis Johnstone and Russell Robertson respectively. In that year, Davey won the AFL Players Association Marn Grook Award for Best Emerging Indigenous Player and was one of three indigenous players in the Demons line-up to hail from Darwin, along with Matthew Whelan and Shannon Motlop; the three played with each other in the local Darwin junior football. The injection of Byron Pickett into the Demons side provided Davey with a football mentor and it was about this time that Davey began to show a little onfield aggression. In 2006, Davey's versatility and added bulk saw him used in the forward line, midfield and at times defence. Football commentators on 3AW Rex Hunt, referred to him as "Jack Davey" - a reference to a former Australian radio quiz show host Jack Davey, whose trademark greeting at the opening of the show was "Hi Ho, everybody!"
Due to this it is not uncommon to hear 3AW replay a soundbite of Jack Davey saying "Hi Ho, everybody" whenever Davey scores a goal. But more he has been referred to as "Flash" by many commentators for his incredible pace and acceleration. In another exciting season, he achieved a total of three Goal of the Year nominations, including back-to-back weeks of soccer style strikes, he played for the Indigenous All-Stars in the pre-season against Essendon, where he re-injured his hamstring. Despite the Demons horror season, with Melbourne winning only five games for the year, Davey produced a career best game in round 7 against the Western Bulldogs, collecting 29 disposals and kicking three goals, for which he received two Brownlow Medal votes, the equivalent to second best on ground; as the season continued the Demons struggled and Davey's increasing aggression saw him suspended for two games for striking Brisbane Lions player Troy Selwood at the Gabba in round 15. His 2008 was a struggle with injuries in a year.
After starring for the Indigenous All-Stars against Adelaide in the 2009 pre-season, Davey's 2009 season started strongly. Though his club continued to
North Melbourne Football Club
The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world. It is based at the Arden Street Oval in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, but plays its home matches at the nearby Docklands Stadium; the club's mascot is a grey kangaroo, its use dates from the middle of the 20th century. The club is unofficially known as "The Shinboners", a term which dates back to its 19th-century abattoir-worker origins; the club's motto is Victoria amat curam, Latin for "Victory Demands Dedication". In two aspects North Melbourne stands second to none. One is the loyalty of its supporters; the other is the determination to carry on, despite its disadvantages. In the face of adversity, which might well have broken the spirit of most men, we find that from the earliest days there were always enthusiasts to fight for North Melbourne.
North Melbourne Football Club originated in the year 1869, when a football team was formed for local cricketers desiring to keep fit over the winter months. One thought is that the club was connected to the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club, now the St Mary's Anglican Church North Melbourne, whose colours – blue and white – are reflected in the North Melbourne's colours today; the association between the St Mary's Church of England Cricket Club and the establishment of the North Melbourne Football Club is believed to have been an informal gathering to play some competitive sport. Information on the club's first match is limited, but it is known that it took place in Royal Park, which served as the club's home ground until 1882; the ball used in the match was purchased by a local resident called Tom Jacks, who sold some roofing iron to pay for it. James Henry Gardiner is considered the founder of the club, he continued an active role with North Melbourne until his death in 1921. Regular premiership matches of Australian Football commenced in Victoria in 1870.
Although North Melbourne was a part of this, it was classed as a "junior club". The Australasian noted them as being "one of the best of many junior clubs"; the club continued graduating to senior ranks in 1874 finishing 4th. Along with the promotion, the club adopted its first uniform of white horizontal stripes. In 1876 North Melbourne disbanded and many of its player and members joined Albert-park, giving the club such a strong North Melbourne character that many described it as "Albert-park cum North Melbourne". In 1877, the club was re-established as a stand-alone club under the new name of "Hotham". Football took a giant step forward in 1877, with the formation of Victoria's first colonial football league, the VFA. Hotham were prime movers in establishing this league and were afforded a place in light of their previous contributions to Australian Football; the 1880s marked the emergence of the modern identity today. In 1882, the club amalgamated with the Hotham Cricket Club and moved into the North Melbourne Recreation Reserve, which remains the home of the club today.
The joint venture was aimed at affecting improvements at the Hotham Cricket Ground, the name of the Reserve at the time. Four years the club adopted the traditional uniform of blue and white vertical stripes at the insistence of the VFA, who wanted a visible contrast between Geelong's and Hotham's uniforms; the third significant development occurred in 1888 with the club returning to its original name of the North Melbourne Football Club. This followed the name of the local area reverting from Hotham to North Melbourne; the 1880s saw the club develop a penchant for inter-colonial travel with trips to Tasmania and South Australia. Hotham found itself well represented at the first inter-colonial representative game in 1879 with four players from the club gaining selection for Victoria; the VFA grew to 13 senior clubs in the 1890s. Led by Geelong and Essendon, the largest clubs of the VFA formed their own break away league, the Victorian Football League, in 1896. Despite finishing 6th in 1896, North Melbourne was not invited to the breakaway competition.
The main reasons for being excluded were: North had not won a premiership yet, thus was not considered a powerful club The industrialisation of the locality had drained the club's income streams The club had a strong reputation for hooliganism from their fans There was a lot of bad blood between Collingwood and North following a torrid engagement in the previous season Essendon felt threatened by the proximity of North Melbourne A court case against the North Melbourne Cricket Club had damaged the Football Club's statusNorth continued on in the depleted VFA, emerging as a powerhouse, finishing 2nd in 1897, 1898 and 1899. In 1903, after 34 years of competing, the club won its first premiership, defeating Richmond in the final; the club became back to back premiers in 1904 after Richmond forfeited the grand final due to the appointment of an umpire whose performance when the two teams met earlier in the year was criticised by Richmond players and officials. North merged with fellow VFA football club West Melbourne in 1907, which at the time had lost its home ground.
The joint venture saw a chance of promotion, the club applied for admission to the more prestigious VFL in 1908, but Richmond and University were admitted instead. North was kicked out of the VFA during the 1907/08 offseason as a result of applying to join the VFL, before the local community reestablished the North Melbourne Football Club under a new committee enabling the club to play in the VFA in the 1908 season; the reformation of the Club necessitated a
Matthew Whelan is a former professional Australian rules football player. Wearing the number 45 jersey, Whelan was reliable defender/back pocket known by Demons fans as the "Wheels", he earned the nickname "Wrecker" for his big hits and tough and uncompromisingly defensive style of play. His tackling style, to drop the shoulder, resulted in spectacular spear tackle like throws of opponents. Matthew has Indigenous Australian heritage and his ancestry can be traced to the Ngalakan language speaking peoples of the Arnhem Land, he grew up in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, where he played rugby league at junior levels before concentrating on Australian football at the age of 15. Before heading to Victoria in 2000, Whelan played in both the Northern Territory and South Australian leagues. From October to March he would play for Darwin before heading to Woodville-West Torrens for the winter. Whelan made his debut in round four of season 2000 and played every game until round 20 when an injured neck cost him his place and he missed the finals, including Melbourne's grand final appearance.
This was a major blow to the Demons. History repeated itself in 2002 when Whelan played every game but was forced out in round 22 with a calf injury, another finals series went begging. In a rare report for rough play in 2003 for what appeared to be a dangerous throw on Shane Crawford he was cleared by the tribunal of any infringement. During the 2004 Elimination Final, Melbourne were drawn to play rivals Essendon. With about five minutes to go in the first half, Whelan knocked James Hird unconscious with a strong shirtfront, re-gathered the ball and fed it off to Travis Johnstone who finished off the play with a goal to bring up double figures for the Demons. Whelan, playing his first final, was one of Melbourne's best, picking up 22 possessions and a match high five tackles. During the final quarter of the Melbourne v Richmond game on 27 May 2005, Richmond attacked in their 50 when Whelan came from nowhere to smother Nathan Brown's kick; because Brown was kicking with his left boot Whelan landed on his right foot, and, in front of horrified Friday Night Football viewers, broke his leg.
Replays were played on the news, including Sports Tonight and FOX Sports News. Whelan said. Brown sat out the rest of the season, has had re-occurring leg-related injuries since. Whelan had a stellar season in 2006, marred only by minor injuries to his calf and hamstring.he kicked a career high four goals in round-five During the 2007 season opener against St Kilda, while shepherding a teammate, Whelan turned his back, colliding solidly with Luke Ball. The severe collision injured both players, resulting in both coming off the ground, with the back of Whelan's head lacerating Ball's forehead. Ball was carried off the ground with a laceration to his head, although both players returned to play out the game. Whelan was charged for rough play based on the video; the charge, was dropped as the high contact was ruled as an accidental clash of heads, while Ball continued a slow recovery from the injury. His 2007 season saw. In round-five of the 2008 season, Whelan was reported for striking Carlton's full-forward Brendon Fevola.
He was offered a two-week suspension by the AFL. But an early-guilty plea reduced this to just one week. In August 2009 Whelan announced his retirement from the AFL alongside team mate Paul Wheatley, effective after Round 22, as part of the Melbourne Football Club's youth policy, his career has been plagued by injury, but is leaving on a good note and was happy to play an important role mentoring the MFC's young Aboriginal players. In February 2010, Whelan was awarded life membership of the Melbourne Football club at the club's annual general meeting. Matthew Whelan's profile on the official website of the Melbourne Football Club Matthew Whelan's playing statistics from AFL Tables