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Selection: A retirement, a debutant

Emerging tall Corey Gault will become the 1200th player to represent Collingwood in its VFA, VFL and AFL history when he makes his debut against Hawthorn on Friday night.

6:25pm  Aug 28, 2014

Gault reflects on his second chance

Collingwood youngster Corey Gault says he is better equipped to make an impact in his new guise as a rookie in 2014.

5:39pm  Nov 27, 2013

Gault added to rookie list

Corey Gault will return to Collingwood’s list for 2014 after the club re-selected him in Wednesday’s Rookie Draft.

1:05pm  Nov 27, 2013

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Debutant: Hear from Corey Gault

2:02pm  Sep 1, 2014

Debutant: Gault kicks the first

1:06am  Aug 30, 2014

Debutant: Meet Corey Gault

6:10pm  Aug 28, 2014

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Corey
Gault

Height
199 cm
DOB
28-10-1992
Weight
96 kg
Debut
-
Games
2014
1
Career
1
Goals
2014
2
Career
2
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
61
Avg
61
CoreyGault

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Mazenod (WA)
Clubs: Collingwood
Debut: -
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: -

 

An athletic key position player who can be used at either end of the ground. He arrived at the club a growth spurt saw him morph from a midfielder into a makeshift ruckman during his final years with Swan Districts in Western Australian. Gault impressed during the second half of 2012 when tried as a key defender, a role he continued for much of last year before groin injuries ended his season. Will be keen to make inroads in his third year on the list after being delisted and added to the rookie list at the end of 2013.

Season By Season

Season By Season

As in 2012, Gault was used at either end of the ground during his 14 VFL outings where he showed flashes of his potential as a versatile key position prospect. Touted by Rodney Eade as a senior prospect ahead of the NAB Cup, Gault had several duals with some of the game’s high profile youngsters in Essendon’s Joe Daniher and Melbourne’s Jesse Hogan. He was an important of part of a slightly undersized Collingwood defence but missed four of the last five games of the year, including the Elimination Final, due to a groin injury. His flexibility was illustrated by the coaches use of him as a pinch-hitting ruckman at different stages later in the season. At 198cm and with a good leap to match, he presents as perhaps the club’s most versatile youngster.

Season By Season

The tall West Australian spent his first season developing in the VFL where he was played in defence towards the end. Can play at centre half back or centre half forward as well as having the potential to fill a back-up ruck role. Added weight to his lean frame throughout the year and the Pies are optimistic he will play senior football in 2013.

Season by Season

Played for the Swan Districts Colts in the WAFL where he averaged 22 hitouts, 17.4 disposals and 3.4 tackles. He played one senior match, where he won 17 possessions, seven marks and booted one major. Represented Western Australia at the U18 National Championships. He was drafted to Collingwood with pick No. 65 in the National Draft.

Struggled with a hip flexor injury that was a result of a sudden growth spurt. It meant that he developed into a ruckman, having played much of his junior footy as a midfielder.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 7.0
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 4.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Hawthorn Rd 23
Handballs 1 Hawthorn Rd 23
Disposals 7 Hawthorn Rd 23
Marks 3 Hawthorn Rd 23
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn Rd 23
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 23
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 61 Hawthorn Rd 23

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 69 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 76 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond W 72 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 93 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Essendon W 83 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 70 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide W 76 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 126 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions L 56 - 123 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants W 67 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn L 56 - 121 6 1 7 3 4 0 0 4 2 0 61
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 6 1 7 3 4 0 0 4 2 0 61

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 1.0
    • Disposals 7.0
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 4.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 6 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Handballs 1 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Disposals 7 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Marks 3 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014
AFL Fantasy 61 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 6 1 7 3 4 0 0 4 2 0 61

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 0 games, 0 goals

VFL: 27 games, 8 goals

NAB Cup: 0 games, 0 goals

Milestones

Collingwood VFL Debut: Geelong v Collingwood, Round 2 2012 at Simonds Stadium

Draft History

Selected at No. 65 (by Collingwood) in the 2011 National Draft

Selected at No. 10 (by Collingwood) in the 2013 Rookie Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Club Awards