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Beams' perfect 10

Dayne Beams was unanimously adjudged as best on ground in the side’s six-point win over Port Adelaide in the latest round of AFLCA voting.

1:01pm  Aug 5, 2014

Selection: Star midfielder returns

Collingwood star Dayne Beams will make an immediate return to the senior side after he was named to face Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday.

6:25pm  Jun 19, 2014

By the numbers: Beams' ton

On the eve of his 100th game, collingwoodfc.com.au looks back on the numbers that make up the career of Dayne Beams.

1:18pm  May 23, 2014

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The Club: Beams packs his bags

10:07pm  Aug 13, 2014

Highlights: Beams takes the lead

8:23pm  Jul 27, 2014

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Dayne
Beams

Height
186 cm
DOB
12-02-1990
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
19
Career
110
Goals
2014
23
Career
118
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2044
Avg
108
DayneBeams

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Southport (QLD)
Clubs: Collingwood (2009-2014)
Debut: Round 2 2009 v Melbourne
Recruited from: Southport (QLD)
Brownlow Votes: 28

 

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Has proved a bargain buy at selection No. 29 in the 2008 National Draft, slipping seamlessly into the senior side in round two of the following season and rarely skipping a beat thereafter. The tattooed Queenslander is skillful around the packs where his hardness and no-fuss approach means he can win the contested ball, but he is also effective in attack where his ability to sniff out a major has seen him average better than a goal per game in his first 95 outings. Took home the 2012 Copeland Trophy but had his 2013 destroyed by a quad strain, so he will be out to make up for lost time this season.

Season By Season

Season By Season

An awfully frustrating campaign for one of the competition’s premier onballers. Beams entered 2013 with the football world at his feet after claiming his first Copeland Trophy and All-Australian gongs the previous October. His start to the NAB Cup (42 possessions and nine clearances across three games) suggested that he was set to continue his winning ways, but a torn quad during the team’s final training session before round one ruined his season. He was seemingly forever only 1-2 weeks away from a return that had to wait until 6 July. Beams quickly showed that he was keen to make up for lost time, collecting 28 possessions and eight clearances as well as kicking the match winning goal against Box Hill in round 13 of the VFL. The match committee acted quickly, calling him up for the senior match against Adelaide six days later. Beams got the wheels ticking over with 25 possessions and four tackles before putting the foot down with 34 and 37 possessions against the two expansion clubs in the fortnight that followed. His form remained consistent in the lead up to September though he was laid low by back stiffness in round 22. He signed off on a frustrating year with an equal team high 29 touches in the Elimination Final loss to Port Adelaide.

Season-by-Season

It was a terrific breakout year for the Queenslander in 2012. Put a pre-season shin complaint behind him to make a smooth transition into the midfield and did more than just settle there, ending the year as the competition’s leading disposal getter with 741. Signed a three-year contract extension in August, which was further justified when he was named All-Australian and then won his first Copeland Trophy. Was elevated to the leadership group in the second half of the season.

A mixed season. Started well with 26 disposals and three goals against North Melbourne in round two, but was omitted after a quiet Anzac Day. Proved his worth against Geelong in the VFL in round seven, winning 32 disposals and kicking one goal.

Returned in round nine but broke his foot a fortnight later against St Kilda and spent the next seven weeks in the grandstand. Hit form immediately against the Bombers in round 19 and had between 25-31 disposals in the next six matches. Went into the preliminary final against Hawthorn with groin soreness and paid the price, doing further damage and was eventually subbed off at three quarter time with only two handballs to his name.

He stood down from the team ahead of the Grand Final as a result of the injury, upholding the legacy of Simon Prestigiacomo and putting the team ahead of himself.

Named as an emergency for round one but returned in round two and didn’t miss a game from there on. Averaged 20.4 disposals and kicked 26 goals to run sixth in the Copeland Trophy, and walked away with a premiership medallion in only his second season.

Struggled to convert in front of goal, notably late in the game against Hawthorn in round 22 (26.32 for the season). His form tapered in the last six weeks, but it didn’t detract from a brilliant season for such a young player.

Kept the side in the game against Geelong in round nine when he kicked four of the team’s six goals. Received two Brownlow votes against Carlton in round 18.

Showed promise in the NAB Cup but missed selection in round one. Was forced to drive up the highway from a VFL practice match at Kardinia Park to make a rushed debut the following week against Melbourne at the MCG when Dale Thomas was a late withdrawal. Beams looked right at home, winning 18 disposals and goaling for the first time.

Played 18 games in his debut season, earned a Rising Star nomination in round 17 after the win over Carlton, and his performance peaked in round 20 when he had 30 disposals (and two Brownlow votes) against Richmond. He received maximum Brownlow votes the following week in the win over Sydney.

Was sidelined from the Adelaide semi final with a calf strain but returned for the preliminary final. Played three matches in the VFL. Won the Harry Collier Trophy as Best First Year Player.

Played for Southport in the QAFL. Represented Queensland at the U18 National Championships, where he averaged 24 disposals. Played three games for the Queensland Scorpions in the TAC Cup. Opted not to sign with his native Gold Coast ahead of their entry into the AFL in 2011 and instead tried his luck in the National Draft.

His decision was vindicated when Collingwood drafted him with selection 29. Admitted post-draft that he had always wanted to join Collingwood. Was the only Queenslander to attend the AFL Draft Camp.

Made his senior debut for Southport aged 17. Was runner-up in the Southport U18 Best and Fairest.

Represented Queensland at the state U16 carnival.

Represented Queensland at the state U15 carnival.

Represented Queensland at the state U12 carnival.

Played his first season of football for Mudgeeraba, Queensland.

Moved from Victoria to the Gold Coast.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 14.6
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 27.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 107.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Richmond Rd 4
Handballs 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Disposals 35 West Coast Eagles Rd 20
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Essendon Rd 6
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 136 Port Adelaide Rd 19

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 46 - 116 16 15 31 3 0 1 1 9 0 1 122
2 Sydney Swans W 69 - 89 14 16 30 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 113
3 Geelong Cats L 76 - 87 15 13 28 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 87
4 Richmond W 72 - 110 20 10 30 5 0 1 0 4 3 1 131
5 North Melbourne W 93 - 58 15 10 25 7 0 1 0 8 2 0 131
6 Essendon W 83 - 60 19 13 32 5 0 4 1 9 0 1 136
7 Carlton W 70 - 104 14 7 21 1 0 2 1 6 4 1 107
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 17 13 30 2 0 1 0 4 1 1 107
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 10 21 31 1 0 1 0 6 2 1 113
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 19 14 33 4 0 1 2 7 1 0 126
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 10 9 19 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 76
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 15 12 27 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 88
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 15 6 21 7 0 0 1 5 1 3 104
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 11 14 25 4 0 1 1 3 0 2 85
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 10 13 23 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 98
18 Adelaide Crows L 82 - 98 17 12 29 4 0 1 1 4 2 0 113
19 Port Adelaide W 76 - 70 18 14 32 5 0 4 0 7 1 1 136
20 West Coast Eagles L 126 - 66 17 18 35 6 0 2 3 5 1 1 125
21 Brisbane Lions L 56 - 123 6 8 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 46
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 10 278 238 516 68 0 21 15 100 23 16 2044

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 110
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 12.0
    • Disposals 24.3
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 95.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Sydney Swans Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 22 Essendon Rd 23, 2012
Disposals 38 North Melbourne Rd 21, 2012
Marks 10 North Melbourne Rd 2, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2009
Tackles 11 Western Bulldogs Rd 6, 2012
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 7, 2014
AFL Fantasy 155 Melbourne Rd 11, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 278 238 516 68 0 21 15 100 23 16 2044
2013 Collingwood 109 119 228 37 0 15 7 31 6 3 833
2012 Collingwood 380 361 741 108 0 23 9 101 28 16 2770
2011 Collingwood 188 177 365 82 0 13 8 58 21 10 1521
2010 Collingwood 255 255 510 107 0 16 13 75 26 32 2061
2009 Collingwood 143 175 318 84 1 15 7 42 14 11 1289

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: 91 games. 95 goals

VFL: 6 games, 7 goals

NAB Cup: 12 games, 8 goals, 2 supergoals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Collingwood v Melbourne, Round 2 2009 at the MCG

50 AFL Games: Collingwood v West Coast, Round 10 2011 at the MCG

Collingwood VFL Debut: Collingwood v Northern Bullants, Round 8 2009 at Visy Park

Draft History

Selected at No. 29 (by Collingwood) in the 2008 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

Collingwood Premiership Side 
2010

Collingwood Pre-Season Premiership Side
2011

All-Australian Team
2012

AFL Rising Star Nomination
Round 17 2009 v Carlton

Draft History
Selected at No. 29 in the 2009 National Draft

Club Awards

E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best-and-Fairest) 
2012

Harry Collier Trophy (Best First Year Player) 
2009