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Cotchin captaincy growth

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has spoken of the open discussions with the Tigers’ playing group earlier this season, which have helped him become a better leader.

11:12am  Aug 19, 2014

Captain Cotchin steps up

The leadership displayed by Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has been a key factor in the Tigers’ form turnaround throughout the second half of the 2014 season, according to teammate and gun forward Jack Riewoldt.

10:43am  Aug 13, 2014

Tigers’ hunger is back

A strong, renewed focus on contested football has paved the way for Richmond’s improved form in recent weeks.

11:51am  Jul 28, 2014

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Cotchin on 3AW 17th August

4:30pm  Aug 18, 2014

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2:44pm  Aug 6, 2014

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Trent
Cotchin

Captain

Height
185 cm
DOB
07-04-1990
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
20
Career
128
Goals
2014
18
Career
79
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2073
Avg
104
TrentCotchin

Player Bio

One of the game’s leading midfielders, Cotchin was below his best for parts of 2013, but built form leading into September and was outstanding in the club’s first final since 2001, finishing with 26 possessions and two goals. Missing just one game because of a knee injury, he led the club in kicks (365), disposals (571),  clearances (118) and contested possessions (259).

Player honours: 2nd Brownlow Medal 2012 (equal); best and fairest 2011, 2012; All-Australian 2012; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2008; captain since 2012. Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes 19; career votes 65.

Draft history: 2007 AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 2 overall.

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Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 16.6
    • Handballs 9.9
    • Disposals 26.5
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 103.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Handballs 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 16
Disposals 38 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 14
Hit-outs 1 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Tackles 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 21
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 138 St Kilda Rd 15

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 87 - 69 25 13 38 3 0 2 1 3 1 0 127
2 Carlton W 98 - 86 15 10 25 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 79
3 Western Bulldogs L 100 - 98 21 7 28 5 0 4 1 4 1 2 117
4 Collingwood L 72 - 110 11 2 13 1 0 5 0 6 0 1 70
5 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 106 24 8 32 5 0 1 0 7 1 0 138
6 Hawthorn L 52 - 118 15 6 21 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 95
7 Geelong Cats L 81 - 76 19 4 23 1 1 3 2 5 1 0 92
9 Melbourne L 74 - 91 14 12 26 5 0 0 1 6 1 1 109
10 GWS Giants W 41 - 154 18 8 26 8 0 1 1 1 1 0 102
11 Essendon L 104 - 54 14 11 25 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 86
12 North Melbourne L 116 - 88 13 11 24 5 1 0 0 4 0 1 94
13 Fremantle L 85 - 105 16 11 27 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 100
14 Sydney Swans L 51 - 62 20 13 33 8 0 1 1 2 0 2 118
15 St Kilda W 73 - 117 16 15 31 6 0 3 0 2 5 1 138
16 Brisbane Lions W 79 - 54 16 21 37 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 110
17 Port Adelaide W 126 - 106 17 9 26 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 100
18 West Coast Eagles W 42 - 59 6 9 15 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 54
19 GWS Giants W 89 - 62 19 11 30 5 0 5 0 2 1 0 113
20 Essendon W 95 - 77 16 6 22 7 0 2 0 6 1 0 113
21 Adelaide Crows W 69 - 79 17 11 28 1 0 1 2 10 1 1 118
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 10 332 198 530 76 4 34 16 86 18 11 2073

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 128
    • Kicks 14.6
    • Handballs 8.8
    • Disposals 23.4
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Fremantle Rd 17, 2013
Handballs 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2014
Disposals 38 Gold Coast Suns Rd 1, 2014
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2011
Tackles 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 21, 2014
Goals 5 St Kilda Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 152 Western Bulldogs Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Richmond 332 198 530 76 4 34 16 86 18 11 2073
2013 Richmond 365 206 571 86 0 46 22 75 6 9 2090
2012 Richmond 372 234 606 92 2 51 16 107 21 16 2435
2011 Richmond 372 158 530 80 11 35 25 73 18 18 2061
2010 Richmond 202 130 332 40 12 31 21 66 4 6 1260
2009 Richmond 86 91 177 40 6 17 4 21 3 2 675
2008 Richmond 134 112 246 73 2 12 6 32 9 5 1028

Legend

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Disposals
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FF
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Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

Leigh Matthews Trophy Winner (AFL Coaches Association Best Player)
2012

Club Awards

Jack Dyer Medal winner
2011, 2012

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love watching the most:  Roger Federer

Coach's favourite saying:  Sun comes up tomorrow

Coach's pet:  Jake King and me

Favourite footy commentator:  Matthew Richardson and Bruce McAvaney

Chose autograph did you get as a kid?  Garry Hocking

Describe your perfect day off:  Breakfast at a local café, massage, lunch with mates and girlfriend

Who inspires you? Mum and Dad

Best advice received:  Surround yourself with good people

What scares you most:  Natural disasters, Dustin Martin

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be:  Property developer

First job held:  Washing speed boats

The person you would most like to meet: -

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: 
Holiday, run my own business, enjoy family time

Greatest non-football achievement:  Finishing year 12

How would your best friend describe you? Nice, caring, supportive

One thing you can’t eat:  Pasta

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Clean the shower

Which event would you prefer to attend, the Olympics or World Cup?  Neither

Favourite Australian personality:  Brendon Lade

iPhone, Blackberry or Android:  Any, as long as the service provider works

Best book read:  Lance Armstrong’s

Favourite TV show:  Winners and Losers

Favourite band/musical artist: -

Favourite movie: -