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Young Pies honoured by AFLPA

Three of Collingwood’s rising young stars have been recognised for their superb seasons with selection in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22Under22 Team of 2018.

7:35pm  Aug 30, 2018

Young trio recognised by AFLPA

Three Magpies have been recognised for their fine 2018 seasons with nomination in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22under22 squad.

8:00am  Aug 15, 2018

Trio of Pies re-sign

Three Collingwood players of varying age and experience have re-signed with the club for 2018 and beyond.

3:00pm  Sep 22, 2017

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Tom
Phillips

Height
187 cm
DOB
07-05-1996
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
26
Career
50
Goals
2018
15
Career
27
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2476
Avg
95
TomPhillips

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Beverley Hills
Clubs: Collingwood (2016)
Debut: Round 12 2016 v Melbourne
Recruited from: Oakleigh U18
Brownlow Votes: -

2018 Player Sponsors

Junior Clubs: Beverley Hills
Clubs: Collingwood (2016)
Debut: Round 12 2016 v Melbourne
Recruited from: Oakleigh U18
Brownlow Votes: -

Bio

After struggling to make the cut at representative teams early in his football journey, Phillips flipped the script and finished his time at the Oakleigh Chargers as a dual premiership player. Two years later he had established an AFL career and added 24 senior games to a growing resume. The 187cm Victorian can play in a range of positions on the ground and is known for his elite running and ability to win disposals at will. 

Season By Season

Season By Season

No case of second-year blues for Tom Phillips as the wingman played 18 of 22 home and away games. An elite athlete, the former Oakleigh Charger spent his off-season running in India, before impressing upon return to the club in October. He was rewarded with a senior game in round one, and played all but one game until a round 15 clash with Essendon.

Collingwood fans may be familiar with Phillips’ potential, but he received league-wide recognition in 2017 as the round nine AFL Rising Star nominee. The former Oakleigh Charger had 24 disposals in a win over Hawthorn, with the nomination reflecting a string of solid performances at senior level. Phillips was one of eight young players recognised at the end-of-season vote count, polling behind eventual winner Andrew McGrath (Essendon).

Season By Season

Phillips' emergence as a Magpie came on a warm November morning when the brand new recruit edged out Steele Sidebottom to win Collingwood's pre-season time trial at the Holden Centre. Strong form on the track led to impressive VFL performances, notably a 33-touch game in round nine against Werribee. It was enough for Collingwood's coaches to reward Phillips with an AFL debut, coming on the big stage of a Queens Birthday clash against Melbourne. The 20-year-old had 15 disposals on debut and kicked his first goal a week later before returning to the VFL later in the season. If Phillips can translate his best form into consistent performances, improvement should be expected in 2017 and beyond.

Season By Season

After 12 games and a premiership for Oakleigh in 2014, Phillips returned to the Chargers in 2015 as an over-age player determined to make the most of his final year in the highly-touted development league.

The 19-year-old was at the forefront as Oakleigh worked their way towards what promised to be another season that would extend deep into September. He kicked 23 goals in 16 games, while he was also named amongst the best players on eight occasions.

It was the middle of the season where Phillips entered a remarkable run of form and arguably caught the eyes of AFL recruiters. In six games between rounds five and 15 of the TAC Cup season he averaged 34 disposals a game. He went on to become a premiership player, with 18 disposals and two goals in Oakleigh’s 12-point victory over the Eastern Rangers.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 26
    • Kicks 15.0
    • Handballs 10.5
    • Disposals 25.5
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 95.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 GWS Giants SF
Handballs 22 Richmond Rd 6
Disposals 38 Richmond Rd 6
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Richmond PF
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 143 Fremantle Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 101 - 67 10 10 20 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 67
2 GWS Giants L 79 - 95 21 11 32 10 0 1 0 2 1 1 131
3 Carlton W 76 - 100 9 11 20 6 0 2 0 6 0 0 93
4 Adelaide Crows W 58 - 106 15 16 31 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 100
5 Essendon W 101 - 52 8 17 25 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 72
6 Richmond L 70 - 113 16 22 38 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 128
7 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 121 18 10 28 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 114
8 Geelong Cats L 45 - 66 7 4 11 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 49
9 St Kilda W 72 - 100 18 12 30 11 0 2 2 2 1 0 121
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 55 22 14 36 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 120
11 Fremantle W 138 - 77 23 13 36 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 143
12 Melbourne W 91 - 133 11 8 19 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 61
14 Carlton W 79 - 59 18 10 28 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 107
15 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 99 16 10 26 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 98
16 Essendon W 62 - 78 11 10 21 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 81
17 West Coast Eagles L 67 - 102 19 8 27 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 100
18 North Melbourne W 130 - 64 11 11 22 5 0 0 2 3 1 0 82
19 Richmond L 105 - 77 16 17 33 10 0 0 4 4 0 0 116
20 Sydney Swans L 73 - 71 10 13 23 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 75
21 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 73 13 9 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 79
22 Port Adelaide W 115 - 64 13 7 20 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 74
23 Fremantle W 67 - 76 15 5 20 2 0 2 0 5 1 0 89
W1 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 70 17 9 26 8 0 1 2 3 0 0 100
SF GWS Giants W 69 - 59 23 6 29 5 0 1 0 2 0 2 107
PF Richmond W 58 - 97 16 4 20 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 83
GF West Coast Eagles L 79 - 74 15 6 21 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 86
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 9 391 273 664 147 0 18 16 62 15 8 2476

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 50
    • Kicks 13.2
    • Handballs 9.7
    • Disposals 22.9
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 88.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 GWS Giants SF, 2018
Handballs 22 Richmond Rd 6, 2018
Disposals 38 Richmond Rd 6, 2018
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 9, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Richmond PF, 2018
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 11, 2018
AFL Fantasy 143 Fremantle Rd 11, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Collingwood 391 273 664 147 0 18 16 62 15 8 2476
2017 Collingwood 213 167 380 88 0 9 5 52 9 7 1500
2016 Collingwood 57 45 102 33 0 3 4 17 3 4 441

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: 24 games, 12 goals

VFL: 15 games, 14 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 4 games, 3 goals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Melbourne v Collingwood, Round 12 2016 at the MCG 

Draft History

Selected at No. 58 in the 2015 National Draft

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star nomination
Round 9 2017 v Hawthorn