Mitch Grigg

Mitch Grigg (born 2 January 1993) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited from Norwood Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) with selection 41 in the 2011 national draft.[1]. He won the Magarey Medal in 2017 and 2018 playing for the Norwood Football Club.

Mitch Grigg
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Grigg
Nickname(s) The Griggmeister General
Date of birth (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993
Original team(s) Athelstone (SAAFL)
Norwood (SANFL)
Draft No. 41, 2011 national draft
Debut Round 17, 2013, Adelaide
vs. Geelong, at AAMI Stadium
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb; 183 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20132016 Adelaide 20 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL career

Grigg did not play an AFL game in 2012, instead playing for the Norwood senior and reserves sides in the SANFL.[2] He made his debut late the next season, in round 17 against Geelong, after showing strong form in the SANFL.[3] In five games in 2013 he averaged an impressive 16 possessions, returning to Norwood for the finals where he helped them to a premiership.[2] He also re-signed with the club for two years.[4]

Grigg struggled to break into the side in 2014 and 2015, hampered by the substitute rule and untimely injuries, but he performed well in the SANFL for Adelaide's new reserves side, polling the most Magarey Medal votes for the club in both seasons.[2] At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was delisted by Adelaide without an AFL game being played for the 2016 AFL Season. He is now back playing with his home club Norwood in the SANFL.[5]

SANFL career

Since returning to Norwood in 2017, Grigg has won back-to-back Magarey Medals and was awarded the Jack Oatey Medal after the 2018 SANFL Grand Final, the first player in SANFL history to be awarded the medal whilst playing for the losing side.

Statistics

[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)
2013 Adelaide 3856253288112171.20.410.65.616.22.43.4
2014 Adelaide 38966673810525150.70.77.44.211.72.81.7
2015 Adelaide 8634693410330200.50.711.55.717.25.03.0
2016 Adelaide 80
Career 20 15 12 189 100 289 67 52 0.8 0.6 9.5 5.0 14.5 3.4 2.6

References

  1. Gill, Katrina (25 November 2011). "Rendell: Local lads a bonus". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  2. "Mitch Grigg - AFC.com.au". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club.
  3. Gill, Katrina (19 July 2013). "Grigg to debut against Geelong". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. "Round 20 Rising Star Rory Laird and Mitch Grigg re-sign for the Adelaide Crows". news.com.au. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  5. Gaskin, Lee (31 October 2016). "Crows chop another two, confirm new deals for trio". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  6. "Mitch Grigg". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
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