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Young Pie sent for surgery

Collingwood will be without Adam Oxley for the months to come after he underwent groin surgery on Monday.

4:45pm  May 24, 2017

Young Pie sent for surgery

Collingwood will be without Adam Oxley for the months to come after he underwent groin surgery on Monday.

4:45pm  May 23, 2017

The player who slept through the draft

Adam Oxley was fast asleep when Collingwood's recruiters called out his name on the morning of the 2012 Rookie Draft.

5:18pm  Nov 20, 2015

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193 cm
85 kg
2019 AFL Fantasy Points

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Redland (QLD)
Clubs: Collingwood (2013-2017)
Debut: Round 11 2013, Melbourne v Collingwood
Recruited from: Redland (QLD)
Brownlow Votes: 0

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A rangy half back flanker with great skills and poise. Oxley belies his light frame with a strong overhead mark and proved his ability to read the play in defence during his first season on the rookie list in 2013. After an ankle injury derailed his 2014 campaign, Oxley broke into the side in 2015 before holding his place for the majority of the season. With the ability to read the play better than most, the defender will look to consolidate his place in the senior line up in 2017 after ending last season in the VFL.

Season By Season

Season By Season

A mixed year for Oxley, who began it by signing on until the end of 2018, and ended it in the VFL. In between, he put together some fine football across half back and through the wings, where he was among Collingwood’s best in losses to St Kilda and Melbourne early in the season. He featured in every game between rounds two and 11 but played just twice more in the second half of the year.

A move into attack in the VFL saw him return to bag two against the Western Bulldogs on a Friday night in round 21. Oxley held his place for the win over Gold Coast but was omitted for the final round. He managed nine VFL games, averaging 22 disposals and kicking eight goals in his final five games, including three against Coburg in round 18. Back in defence, Oxley was arguably Collingwood’s best in the loss to Footscray in the Preliminary Final, collecting 31 disposals and taking the ball out of the backline on five occasions.

Season By Season

Once considered a fringe player from Queensland, Oxley dramatically stepped up to be a vital member of Collingwood’s defence in 2015.

With his slender frame stationed across half-back for the majority of the season, the Magpies had a ready-made defender who became an expert at intercepting opposition’s attacks on goal. He was substituted from the ground after just eight disposals in round one, but entered Collingwood’s round two clash with Adelaide an inspired player.

He had a career-high 33 disposals and 12 rebound 50s in the Magpies’ 27-point loss to Adelaide at Etihad Stadium. The form continued. In a Queen’s Birthday clash where Collingwood edged out a determined Melbourne, coach Nathan Buckley labelled Oxley’s 30-disposal game as “imperative” to the team’s success. The defender’s role as a ‘quarterback’ at half back was highlighted by a career-high 14 marks and a number of rebound 50s.

Consistent football followed for the remainder of the year, before he was rested ahead of the Magpies’ round 18 game against Melbourne. Oxley rediscovered his ability to push forward in two VFL games in August, kicking three goals before an AFL recall in round 23.

With a place in Collingwood’s starting 22 all but established, Oxley will no doubt attack 2016 with a sense of purpose.

Season By Season

Oxley sustained a serious ankle injury during the intra-club match in February, an injury, which plagued him for the entire year. He managed a return to the field through the VFL for three matches before he aggravated it and was forced to undergo an operation, which ruled him out for the remainder of the year.

Season By Season

Another of Collingwood’s many rookie list revelations who exceeded all external expectations by playing senior football in his first season at the club. Oxley impressed over the course of the pre-season and received opportunities in the NAB Cup against West Coast and Brisbane. He began the VFL home and away season like a shot out of a cannon, winning 20 or more disposals in the first four games and chalking up 16 marks (four contested) against Werribee in round two. His defensive pressure was also sound, laying seven tackles and winning 12 contested possessions against Bendigo in round four. The Queenslander’s season went up another notch in the weeks that followed, taking a series of gutsy contested marks across half back during the tight finishes against Geelong and Essendon. His form demanded a senior call up, playing as a substitute against Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs midway through the season. He certainly didn’t look out of place but wasn’t able to hold his spot, returning to the VFL where he performed strongly for the remainder of the year. He had 23 possessions and took 10 marks against Williamstown in round 16 and was one of his side’s best in the Elimination Final loss to Port Melbourne with 18 possessions, seven marks and five rebounds. His consistency saw him finish runner up in the Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy (the VFL best-and-fairest).

Season By Season

The Queenslander had a good year with Redland in the NEAFL in 2012 where he started forward and kicked a few goals before he showed his versatility in a sweeping role across half back. Oxley is a good kick and can play on a range of forwards with the Pies seeing him filling a role across the wing/half back.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

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

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 34
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 6.4
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Melbourne Rd 10, 2015
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 3, 2016
Disposals 33 Adelaide Crows Rd 2, 2015
Marks 14 Melbourne Rd 10, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 2, 2016
Tackles 6 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2018
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2016
AFL Fantasy 136 Carlton Rd 5, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points



AFL: 31 games, 9 goals

VFL: 27 games, 17 goals

Pre-Season Competition: 7 games, 1 goal


AFL Debut: Melbourne v Collingwood, Round 11 2013 at the MCG

Draft History

Selected at No. 35 (by Collingwood) in the 2013 Rookie Draft

Elevated onto Collingwood's senior list in 2013 (mid-season)

Formally elevated onto Collingwood's senior list with selection No. 92 in the 2013 National Draft


AFL Awards

Selected at No. 35 (by Collingwood) in the 2013 Rookie Draft

Elevated onto Collingwood's senior list in 2013 (mid-season)

Formally elevated onto Collingwood's senior list with selection No. 92 in the 2013 National Draft

Club Awards

2nd in the Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy (VFL Best-and-Fairest)