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MRP: Williams free to play

Marley Williams will be available for selection against Hawthorn after the AFL Match Review Panel dismissed his striking charge from Sunday's loss to the Bulldogs.

2:39pm  Jun 16, 2014

Selection: Marley one of two inclusions

Collingwood has been forced to make two changes to its side for Friday night¹s clash against traditional rival Carlton at the MCG.

6:25pm  May 1, 2014

VFL: Williams named in squad

Marley Williams is one of several senior Magpies to be named in Saturday's VFL squad to tackle Essendon in the VFL at Windy Hill on Saturday.

10:02am  Apr 25, 2014

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Marley
Williams

Height
181 cm
DOB
22-07-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
9
Career
31
Goals
2014
0
Career
3
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
573
Avg
64
MarleyWilliams

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: North Albany (WA)
Clubs: Collingwood (2012-2014)
Debut: Round 9 2012 v Adelaide
Recruited from: Claremont (WAFL)
Brownlow Votes: 0

Williams has risen from the rookie list to seventh in Collingwood's best-and-fairest in the space of two seasons and he quickly became a fan favourite in the process. He plays an eye-catching brand of football, mainly due to his ability to break the lines, his evasiveness and long left foot kicking. Does not take a backward step and has already shut down several of the AFL's better small forwards. Handed the honour of wearing fellow left-footed defender Ben Johnson's old No. 26, Williams will be looking to replicate Johnson's success across half back and through the wings in the years to come.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Started the year on the fringe of Collingwood’s best 22 but ended it ranked seventh in the Copeland Trophy. It was a wonderful season for the 21-year-old who improved markedly with each match. He received a taste of the senior action during the NAB Cup but began the season proper in the VFL where he quickly showed he meant business with 22 possessions and seven tackles against Frankston in round three. Two more consistent weeks that saw him average 19 disposals and 5.5 tackles meant he was the first man chosen to fill the void left by the injured Ben Johnson and Alan Toovey. Williams made a cautious start against Geelong in round eight but grew in confidence as the weeks went by, laying seven tackles against the Power in round 14 and collecting 20 or more disposals in four of the six games between rounds 17 and 22. He earned a Rising Star nomination in round 18 that rewarded his consistent form in the back pocket as well as his 10 bounces in the game against the Giants the previous Saturday. Williams was solid in the Elimination Final loss to Port, kicking his second goal of the season and laying four tackles. His ability to win his position most weeks saw him poll enough votes to place seventh in the Copeland Trophy less than two years after being plucked from country Western Australia and added to the club’s rookie list.

Season By Season

The tough ex-Claremont player impressed in the NAB Cup when he booted two goals against the Western Bulldogs. Was elevated to the senior list in place of Luke Ball ahead of the round nine clash with Adelaide and played six games before he required a shoulder reconstruction after landing heavily in the loss to Carlton in round 15. Was promoted to the senior list at season’s end and, with a solid pre-season under his belt, is expected to play more senior football in 2013.

Season By Season

Moved from Albany to Perth in January and played for the Claremont Colts for most of the year. Managed two senior matches for Claremont where he impressed with his hardness and attack on the ball. Represented Western Australia in the U18 National Championships where he averaged 16.3 disposals and impressed with his long left foot kicks. Was working as a fencer when he discovered he’d been rookie listed by Collingwood with pick No. 35.

Spent his year playing Colts for Claremont in the WAFL.

Played for North Albany in Western Australia.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 11.8
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 17.8
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 63.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Melbourne Rd 12
Handballs 9 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16
Disposals 21 St Kilda Rd 11
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 13
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 81 Melbourne Rd 12

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 11 6 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 56
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 10 5 15 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 63
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 13 6 19 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 69
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 14 7 21 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 69
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 15 5 20 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 81
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 11 3 14 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 54
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 9 6 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 52
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 10 9 19 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 62
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 13 7 20 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 67
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 7 106 54 160 29 0 7 4 16 0 1 573

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 31
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 5.3
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2013
Handballs 12 Melbourne Rd 11, 2013
Disposals 27 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2013
Marks 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 14, 2013
Goals 1 Port Adelaide W1, 2013
AFL Fantasy 110 West Coast Eagles Rd 22, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 106 54 160 29 0 7 4 16 0 1 573
2013 Collingwood 181 89 270 68 0 12 6 52 2 4 1143
2012 Collingwood 52 21 73 16 0 0 1 18 1 0 321

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: 22 games, 3 goals

VFL: 9 games, 3 goals

NAB Cup: 7 games, 2 goals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Adelaide v Collingwood, Round 9 2012 at AAMI Stadium

Collingwood VFL Debut: Geelong v Collingwood, Round 2 2012 at Kardinia Park

Draft History

Selected at No. 35 in the 2012 Rookie Draft

Elevated onto the senior list during the 2012 home and away season

Elevated onto the senior list with selection No. 94 in the 2012 National Draft

Awards

AFL

AFL Rising Star Nominee 2013
Round 18 v Greater Western Sydney

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