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Bomber Brothers

Essendon could look to Cobden exports Jackson and Zach Merrett for leadership in the 2016 season.

7:00pm  Feb 3, 2016

Brothers in arms

The Merrett brothers used to play football together in their family backyard growing up. Now they are making a name for themselves on the AFL field.

7:12pm  Jul 19, 2015

Fletcher out of Suns clash

Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will miss Saturday night’s match against the Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium through groin soreness.

6:20pm  Jun 13, 2013

Latest Player Video

BTV: A miraculous Merrett banana

7:16pm  May 10, 2014

Antler: Out of the Bag - Ep 08

12:40pm  May 8, 2013

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Jackson
Merrett

Height
185 cm
DOB
27-02-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
3
Career
46
Goals
2016
1
Career
20
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
208
Avg
69
JacksonMerrett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Cobden (Vic)/ Melbourne Grammar
Clubs: 
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: -

Player Sponsors

Benefactor

JLJ Canberra Bombers

Warnambool Bombers Supporter Group Inc

Supporters

The Jackson Five

Kate and Pam Barby

Howards Reynolds

Jackson Merrett played 15 games ni his fourth season in the AFL. He kicked eight goals and was used as a small forward. He now has 43 games under his belt and signed a new deal with the Club in 2015 that will see him remain a Bomber until at least the end of the 2017 season. 

Season By Season

Season By Season

The lightly built half-forward looks a long-term Essendon player after a strong season in 2013. Merrett played 13 games and kicked six goals, but set up many others with his smooth skills and quick decision-making. His body will need to build up before he can play a full-season but, with his speed, Merrett can break the lines and set up the play. He signed a two-year deal to remain with the club to at least the end of 2015. 

Season By Season

The half-forward kick-started his season with a brilliant outing in round three, when he gathered 35 disposals in the big win over Carlton. He dropped away in form soon after and didn’t reach
those heights again, and missed a month with a fractured finger. Can find a better balance between his contested and uncontested possession count, but has the speed and vibrancy to add energy to Essendon’s forward line.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 18.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 69.3

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Melbourne Rd 2
Handballs 15 Melbourne Rd 2
Disposals 28 Melbourne Rd 2
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 112 Melbourne Rd 2

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 121 - 60 9 12 21 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 75
2 Melbourne W 80 - 67 13 15 28 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 112
3 Port Adelaide L 112 - 51 1 6 7 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 21
4 Geelong Cats L 42 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 142 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Carlton L 72 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 North Melbourne L 60 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 St Kilda L 109 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 8 23 33 56 14 0 1 3 8 1 1 208

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 46
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 58.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Handballs 15 Melbourne Rd 2, 2016
Disposals 35 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2015
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2014
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2015
AFL Fantasy 131 Carlton Rd 3, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Essendon 23 33 56 14 0 1 3 8 1 1 208
2015 Essendon 114 75 189 59 3 5 8 46 8 4 889
2014 Essendon 117 87 204 64 1 5 6 42 5 2 905
2013 Essendon 85 57 142 36 0 9 12 42 6 4 658
2012 Essendon 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 31

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

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Collingwood rd 23, 2012 MCG  L 32

AFL Games:

28