Andrew Strijk

Andrew Strijk (born 18 October 1987) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He previously played with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Andrew Strijk
Personal information
Full name Andrew Strijk
Date of birth (1987-10-18) 18 October 1987
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) Carine JFC
Draft 27th pick, 2010 Rookie Draft
93rd pick (RP), 2010 National Draft
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Club information
Current club West Perth
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006– West Perth 225 (254)
2010–2012 West Coast 13 (11)
Total 238 (265)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009–2010 Western Australia 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Career

Strijk was recruited from the Carine Junior Football Club, and made his debut at the age of 18 for West Perth midway through the 2006 WAFL season, against East Perth. He played 11 games in his debut season, scoring 12 goals. One of West Perth's most consistently selected players, he played state football for Western Australia in 2009 and 2010, whilst also working part-time as a refrigeration mechanic.[1]

Strijk impressed West Coast recruiting staff with his clean kicking skills in the midfield and off the half-back line, marking skills and his ability to score goals, and was selected by them with Pick 27 in the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft.[2] He missed most of the preseason through injury but again due to his consistent performances at West Perth, was elevated off the rookie list to make his debut in Round 13 against the Western Bulldogs.[3] He performed well, scoring two goals on debut and playing the next five games mainly off the half-forward and half-back flanks, scoring five more goals. In total, he played 13 games for the club between 2010 and 2012, kicking 11 goals. At the end of the 2012 season he was told that his contract with the Eagles would not be renewed for 2013.[4]

In 2018 Strijk won the Bernie Naylor Medal as the leading goalkicker in the WAFL, shared with his Falcons teammate Tyler Keitel.[5]

References

  1. Andrew STRIJK (West Perth) – West Australian Football League. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Weedon, Strijk off list – West Coast Eagles. Published 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  5. West Perth pair Keitel, Strijk share Bernie Naylor Medal
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