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Small pair provide potent prospect

After an impressive finish to the season Travis Colyer and Zach Merrett are expected to form an impressive small forward combination over the next few years.

8:00am  Sep 18, 2014

Fast start vital to shut down Power

A fast start will be critical if Essendon is to silence a rocking Adelaide Oval in its clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday night, small forward Travis Colyer says.

10:22am  Jul 1, 2014

Steady progress for Colyer

Essendon live wire Travis Colyer’s recent patch of good form can be put down to improved decision-making and contested ball.

2:42pm  Jun 29, 2014

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Travis
Colyer

Height
174 cm
DOB
24-08-1991
Weight
72 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
11
Career
57
Goals
2015
11
Career
40
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
776
Avg
70
TravisColyer

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Trinity College
Clubs:
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Claremont
Brownlow Votes: -

Player Sponsors

Supporters

Bigfooty.com Bombers

Benefactor

Sam Whitelaw

Wayne and Cheryl Burgess

Wicks Eyecare

After playing just one game in the first 13 rounds, Colyer revived his career with an excellent second half of the 2014 season and was named the club's most improved player. Colyer played the final 11 games - the longest streak of his five-year career- and provided plenty of spark and speed to the midfield. The club was rapt with Colyer's improvement and with his spot in the line-up assured, his pace and new found composure will be an important part of its mix again next season. 
Colyer signed a two year contact extension at the beginning of 2015 which will see him remain a Bomber until the end of 2017. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

West Australian Colyer quickly gained a reputation as a super sub after damaging performances off the bench in Essendon’s wins over Geelong in round 15 and Port Adelaide in round 23. Though small, he is tenacious, has speed and can kick goals. Will be keen to secure his position in the team in his third season after agreeing to a new two-year deal.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 70.5

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Handballs 12 Hawthorn Rd 2
Disposals 26 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 3
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 99 Geelong Cats Rd 10

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 13 6 19 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 67
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 9 12 21 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 84
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 11 2 13 4 0 1 1 5 1 0 73
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 61
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 9 2 11 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 47
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 10 6 16 5 0 1 0 4 1 1 81
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 9 6 15 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 79
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 10 4 14 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 62
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 14 5 19 4 0 2 1 4 2 1 92
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 15 11 26 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 99
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 4 6 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 31
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 9 113 65 178 41 0 6 4 30 11 4 776

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 57
    • Kicks 9.4
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 62.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2014
Handballs 13 Carlton Rd 19, 2010
Disposals 27 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2010
Marks 8 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Fremantle Rd 12, 2011
Goals 4 GWS Giants Rd 17, 2013
AFL Fantasy 100 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 113 65 178 41 0 6 4 30 11 4 776
2014 Essendon 143 60 203 56 0 6 4 29 7 8 877
2013 Essendon 57 32 89 26 0 0 1 10 5 3 383
2012 Essendon 50 22 72 15 0 1 6 15 3 4 304
2011 Essendon 73 32 105 25 0 3 7 18 7 7 461
2010 Essendon 102 100 202 31 0 7 3 33 7 10 781

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

Carlton

rd 3, 2010

MCG

W 20

Finals debut

Carlton

EF, 2011

MCG

L 62

AFL Games:

46

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Lionel Messi

Coach’s favourite saying: “Don’t kill your team mates”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Rex Hunt

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Adam Gilchrist

Who inspires you? Friends

Best advice received:
Fight your fears

What scares you the most? Heights

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? A Golfer

First job held: A night-time shift worker at IGA

Person you would most like to meet: Jordan Belfort

Three things you would like to do after your football career:
Just travel!

How would your best friend describe you?
A Professor

One thing you can’t eat:
Avocado

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?
Wash dishes

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? Olympics

Favourite Australian Personality: Carl Barron

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android: Samsung

Best book read: Wolf of Wall St

Favourite TV show: Entourage

Favourite band/ musical artist: Two Door Cinema Club

Favourite movie: Point Break