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An early rookie review

As we near round one, AFL Media looks at how some of Collingwood's rookie listed players have fared during the pre-season.

11:07am  Mar 18, 2015

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

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Big Corey clunks it

9:07pm  Feb 26, 2015

Gault goes it alone

8:07pm  Feb 26, 2015

Season Highlight: Corey Gault

11:25am  Oct 24, 2014

Rookies List

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Corey
Gault

Height
199 cm
DOB
28-10-1992
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2015
0
Career
1
Goals
2015
0
Career
2
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
CoreyGault

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Mazenod (WA)
Clubs: Collingwood (2014)
Debut: R23 2014 v Hawthorn
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 0

 

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 looms as an intriguing prospect on the eve of his fourth season at the club, having debuted in the final round of 2014 and not looked out of place up forward. Delisted at the end of 2013, Gault was able to make inroads on the rookie list, kicking 13 goals in the VFL after damaging his collarbone earlier in the season. With his injuries behind him and his confidence high after a strong end to 2014, Gault will be looking to further his senior credentials this year.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Gault was sidelined early on in the year after sustaining a broken collarbone against Essendon at Windy Hill and returned to the VFL side in round 12.

He steadily improved across eight VFL matches highlighted by a two-goal performance (19 disposals) in the round 20 match against Bendigo.

He was rewarded for his effort in the VFL with a round 23 AFL debut taking on eventual premiers Hawthorn.

Playing as a key forward, Gault made the most of his chance booting two goals in a tough night for the club.

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
3 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2015 Collingwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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: 1 game, 2 goals

VFL: 38 games, 21 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 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