Jarrad Schofield

Jarrad Schofield (born 30 January 1975) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles, Port Adelaide and Fremantle in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Jarrad Schofield
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-01-30) 30 January 1975
Original team(s) Subiaco (WAFL)
Debut Round 11, 13 June 1993, West Coast Eagles
vs. Sydney Swans, at Sydney Cricket Ground
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–1998 West Coast 063 0(34)
1999–2004 Port Adelaide 131 0(91)
2005–2006 Fremantle 012 00(2)
Total 206 (127)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights

AFL

WAFL

  • Subiaco premiership player (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Subiaco premiership coach (2014, 2015, 2018)
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

West Coast career

Schofield was drafted with the 49th selection in the 1992 AFL draft by the West Coast Eagles. He made his debut in 1993, but only played seven games in three seasons, until 1996, when he played 22 games and won an AFL Rising Star nomination, that he became an important player at the club. He was traded to Port Adelaide at the end of the 1998 season for Scott Cummings.

Port Adelaide career

He was traded to Port Adelaide in the 1998 trade period in return for Scott Cummings. He was noted for being a useful running outside midfielder, used as a "link man" in the midfield. In Round 5, 2002, he won the Showdown Medal.[1] In 2004, Schofield enjoyed an outstanding season where he amassed a high amount of disposals for Port, and topped it off by being a part of Port's premiership side.

Fremantle career

In 2005 Schofield went back home to Perth, this time playing with the Fremantle Football Club. In 2005 he struggled to get on the field with numerous injuries and had what was considered a disappointing season which was much different from the heights he reached in 2004.

Schofield struggled to break into the Fremantle side in 2006, playing only two games for the season. He announced prior to Round 22 that he would retire from AFL football at the end of the 2006 season.[2]

WAFL career

Subiaco career

Schofield made his debut for Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) in 1993 and played over 100 games for them until his retirement in 2008.[3] He was a member of their three WAFL Grand Final winning sides, in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Coaching career

At the end of the 2008 season he retired from the WAFL and was appointed coach of the Subiaco colts side. In 2012 he joined Claremont as an assistant coach, before being named as the senior coach of Subiaco for the 2013 season.[4]

After a tough 2013 season where Subiaco could only manage an 8th placed finish in the competition, Schofield led the Lions to a dramatic turnaround with a second placed finish on the ladder in 2014, & despite a loss to East Perth in the first final, would turn the tables on them in the Grand Final where they won by 16 points, their first Premiership since 2008. Schofield would then lead Subiaco to the Minor Premiership in 2015 & would win that seasons Grand Final convincingly over West Perth. Two further Minor Premierships were ensured in seasons 2016 & 2017, however would end up losing to Peel Thunder in both Grand Finals-with Peel boasting a significant amount of Fremantle Dockers players.

2018 would see Schofield & Subiaco make huge amends for the 2016 & 2017 disappointments, which drove them to an undefeated 2018 season & a huge Premiership victory over West Perth. As a result, Schofield would end up resigning from the Senior Coaching position, joining his former club Port Adelaide as an Assistant Coach for the 2019 season, reuniting with former Premiership teammates in Brett Montgomery & Dean Brogan.

Playing Statistics

[5]
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)
1993 West Coast 46103415110.03.04.01.05.01.01.0
1994 West Coast 21412131225730.30.53.33.06.31.80.8
1995 West Coast 2121051015140.50.02.55.07.50.52.0
1996 West Coast 2122221221614135754251.00.59.86.416.22.51.1
1997 West Coast 21205920211131353280.30.510.15.615.72.71.4
1998 West Coast 211455103521553370.40.47.43.711.12.40.5
1999 Port Adelaide 62119122089630468220.90.69.94.614.53.21.0
2000 Port Adelaide 61817131537622940210.90.78.54.212.72.21.2
2001 Port Adelaide 624161531214545792320.70.613.06.019.03.81.3
2002 Port Adelaide 6201612247140387100280.80.612.47.019.45.01.4
2003 Port Adelaide 6231010321123444107440.40.414.05.319.34.71.9
2004 Port Adelaide 62513928016644695540.50.411.26.617.83.82.2
2005 Fremantle 171021884313133130.20.18.84.313.13.31.3
2006 Fremantle 17201171229850.00.58.56.014.54.02.5
Career 206 127 104 2169 1128 3297 692 287 0.6 0.5 10.5 5.5 16.0 3.4 1.4

References

  1. Phelan, Jason (27 April 2002). "Port storms home to win Showdown XI". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  2. "Schofield calls it quits". ABC. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. "WAFL playing statistics". Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. Robinson, Chris (25 September 2012). "Jarrad Schofield set to coach Subiaco next season". Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. "Jarrad Schofield's player profile at AFL Tables". Retrieved 22 March 2018.


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