Jarrod Kayler-Thomson

Jarrod Kayler-Thomson (born 26 July 1985) is an Australian rules footballer. He had played in the Australian Football League (AFL) with the Hawthorn Football Club. He currently plays for Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Jarrod Kayler-Thomson
Personal information
Full name Jarrod Kayler-Thomson
Date of birth (1985-07-26) 26 July 1985
Place of birth Geelong
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup), Mansfield, Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 29, 2010 AFL Rookie Draft: Hawthorn
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Northam Federals
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2009 Perth 88 (103)
2010 Hawthorn 3 (1)
2011–2012 Perth 20 (12)
2013–2014 Subiaco 31 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
  • Perth leading goalkicker 2007
  • Western Australian state team 2008, 2013
  • Subiaco runner-up fairest and best 2013
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kayler-Thomson was teammate of Jordan Lewis, when the two were underage players at the Geelong Falcons in 2003.[1]

Kayler-Thomson joined the Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and played 88 games for them between 2005 and 2009. He won the Vince Pendal Award for best clubman in 2009.[2] Kayler-Thomson was the leading goalkicker for Perth in 2007 with 41 goals.[3]

In the 2008 Queensland versus WAFL match in Townsville, Kayler-Thomson was listed as best on ground.[4]

Drafted to the Hawks with the 29th selection of the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft, Kayler-Thomson was elevated to the senior list prior to the opening round of the 2010 AFL season due to a spate of injuries to senior players.[5]

He debuted against Melbourne in the opening game of the 2010 season collecting 6 marks and 17 disposals.

Hawthorn delisted him at the end of the 2010 season so he returned to Perth.

He reached his 100th game upon returning in 2011 before then missing all but two matches in 2012 due to a shoulder injury. That gave him a chance to reflect and realise he wanted a fresh start in the WAFL, and that's how he ended up at Subiaco.[6]

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