Star onballer who enters the 2020 season off the back of another sensational year in the red and black. He claimed his second Crichton Medal for his efforts in 2019 where he claimed career-high season averages for contested possessions, clearances and goal assists, while leading the club for pressure acts and uncontested possessions. A genuine ball magnet, Merrett’s 651 disposals in 2019 was the third-highest tally in club history – placing him behind only himself in first and second place. An experienced leader for his age, the 24-year-old was named captain on five occasions in the absence of injured skipper Dyson Heppell last year.
Player sponsors: Windy Hill Venue, CT Solutions Australia Pty Ltd, JLJ, Canberra Bombers, McPherson Window Cleaning
AFL awards: 2017 All-Australian, 2017 International Rules Series, 2014 Rising Star nominee, AFLPA 22under22 team (2016, 2017, 2018)
Club awards: Crichton Medal (2016, 2019), Crichton Medal third place (2018), 2017 Bill Hutchison Community Award, 2016 Best Defensive Player, 2016 John Kilby Best Clubman, 2015 Lindsay Griffiths Rising Star
DOB03 October 1995
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