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Mitchell McGovern (born 11 October 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted with the forty-third selection in the 2014 national draft by the Adelaide Football Club from West Australian Football League (WAFL) club, Claremont.

Mitch McGovern
Mitch McGovern 2017.1.jpg
McGovern playing for Adelaide in April 2017
Personal information
Full name Mitchell McGovern
Date of birth (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 25)
Original team(s) North Albany
Claremont (WAFL)
Draft No. 43, 2014 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2016, Adelaide
vs. North Melbourne, at Etihad Stadium
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club Carlton
Number 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2016–2018 Adelaide 48 (67)
2019– Carlton 16 (22)
Total 64 (89)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019 season.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

AFL careerEdit

In 2015, McGovern's first season at AFL level was interrupted by injuries, but he showed promise in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), kicking 15 goals in 11 games for Adelaide's reserves side.[1] He made his AFL debut in round 1, 2016 against North Melbourne.[2]

During the last quarter of the Round 3 Showdown in 2017, McGovern injured his hamstring and had to leave the ground for the rest of the match.[3]

In Round 19 2017, McGovern took a large pack mark with approximately two seconds left in the last quarter and goaled after the final siren to draw with Collingwood despite his team at one stage being 50 points down during the match.[4]

At the conclusion of the 2018 season, McGovern informed the Crows he would like to be traded, despite having two years left on his contract. After requesting a trade to Carlton, McGovern was traded on 10 October.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Mitch is the younger brother of West Coast player Jeremy McGovern, and the son of former Sydney and Fremantle player Andrew McGovern.[6] Mitch McGovern, after being tutored by Cam Ellis-Yolmen, is proficient at the didgeridoo.[7]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics are correct to end of 2019[8]
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)
2016 Adelaide 41 23 32 21 142 88 230 96 60 1.4 0.9 6.2 3.8 10.0 4.2 2.6
2017 Adelaide 41 13 20 17 105 42 147 66 34 1.5 1.3 8.1 3.2 11.3 5.1 2.6
2018 Adelaide 41 12 15 13 124 31 155 78 22 1.3 1.1 10.3 2.6 12.9 6.5 1.8
2019 Carlton 11 16 22 11 96 40 136 60 24 1.4 0.7 6.0 2.5 8.5 3.8 1.5
Career 64 89 62 467 201 668 300 140 1.4 1.0 7.3 3.1 10.4 4.7 2.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mitch McGovern - AFC.com.au". AFC.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ Newbold, Cameron (29 March 2016). "Impressive AFL debut for Mitch McGovern". Albany Advertiser.
  3. ^ Gaskin, Lee (8 April 2017). "Match report: Crows square Showdown ledger with a tight win". AFL.com.au. Australian Football League. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ Clark, Jay (30 July 2017). "Mitch McGovern can write own cheque after goal to secure a draw for Adelaide against Collingwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Three-way trade finalised". afc.com.au. Adelaide Football Club. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  6. ^ Rynne, Nick (28 November 2014). "Crow McGovern follows in the family's footsteps". The West Australian.
  7. ^ "Cam & Mitch play the Didgeridoo". YouTube.com. Adelaide Football Club. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  8. ^ "AFL Tables - Mitch McGovern statistics". AFL Tables.

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