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Matthew Leuenberger and Nathan Grima moved a step closer to making their Essendon debuts on the weekend.

3:14pm  Mar 15, 2016

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Nathan
Grima

Height
192 cm
DOB
05-08-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
-
Career
88
Goals
2017
-
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
NathanGrima

Player Bio

Player Sponsor

Benefactor:

Melton Country Club

After retiring at the end of the 2015 season due a persistant back injury, Nathan Grima has pulled the boots back on for one more year at Essendon.
The ex-Kangaroo underwent revolutionary surgery on his back and is now fit and ready to go.
He will add great depth and experience to the team's backline. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

After playing the first seven games of 2014, the injury-prone Grima was sidelined by a foot injury until round 20. Upon returning, the key defender quickly found his feet in the backline, more often than not standing the opposition's No.1 power forward as Scott Thompson was released to more attacking roles. A strong competitor in one-on-one marking contests, Grima rarely lets his opponent kick a bag. 

Season by Season

Returned to his excellent 2010 form last season but his bad run with injury conbtinued, with knee and hamstring complaints limiting him to 13 games. When fit, Grima teamed well with fellow key defender Scott Thompson, the pair generally sharing responsibility for the opposition's best power forwards. Despite missing 10 games last year, Grima finished second at North for one-percenters and equal second for rebound 50s. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2017 Highlights

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

2017 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 88
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 5.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 65.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012
Handballs 13 Fremantle Rd 10, 2010
Disposals 29 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012
Marks 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2010
Tackles 6 Collingwood Rd 7, 2010
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 132 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2012

Career Breakdown

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

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