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Grand recollections: Trent Cotchin

We continue our special post-season series presenting the thoughts of Richmond’s latest premiership heroes on that one day in September 2017. Today, the Tigers’ inspirational captain Trent Cotchin tells his tale.

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Trent
Cotchin

Captain

Height
185 cm
DOB
07-04-1990
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2017
25
Career
198
Goals
2017
17
Career
118
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2390
Avg
96
TrentCotchin

Player Bio

A captain who has proved capable of carrying the Tigers on his back in some games, Cotchin found his leadership questioned by outsiders in 2016.

He produced a handful of outstanding games, but was scrutinised for occasional efforts when he struggled to break a tag.

He lifted his clearance average to a five-year high (6.1) and racked up 26.95 possessions a game, his most since 2012.

Should benefit from the inside support he has craved for a number of seasons.

Was awarded a retrospective Brownlow Medal after Essendon’s Jobe Watson handed back his 2012 medal.

Player honours: Brownlow Medal 2012 (equal); best and fairest 2011, 2012, 2014; 3rd best and fairest 2016; All-Australian 2012; AFLCA Player of the Year 2012; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2008; captain since 2012.
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 9; career votes 109.
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 2 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 13.9
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 23.6
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 95.6

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Handballs 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 17
Disposals 34 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Marks 8 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 11
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 148 North Melbourne Rd 11

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 11 10 21 3 0 1 1 8 1 0 98
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 17 9 26 2 0 3 0 7 2 1 119
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 21 13 34 3 0 3 6 5 0 0 103
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 12 8 20 4 0 2 2 1 1 0 70
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 15 4 19 3 0 3 1 7 0 0 90
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 16 10 26 4 0 2 1 11 0 0 123
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 8 12 20 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 92
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 11 14 25 2 0 2 3 7 1 0 94
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 16 10 26 3 0 1 0 4 2 0 106
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 17 14 31 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 101
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 17 15 32 5 0 0 1 12 1 1 148
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 18 10 28 8 0 2 3 4 1 0 113
14 Carlton W 84 - 58 11 6 17 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 70
15 Port Adelaide W 63 - 76 11 4 15 4 0 2 0 5 1 0 81
16 St Kilda L 138 - 71 10 7 17 3 0 2 2 3 1 0 67
17 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 81 13 15 28 4 0 2 0 6 1 1 114
18 GWS Giants W 64 - 45 18 9 27 4 0 2 2 7 0 1 109
19 Gold Coast Suns W 65 - 98 18 7 25 2 0 3 2 4 1 1 94
20 Hawthorn W 93 - 64 9 13 22 4 0 3 2 2 1 1 77
21 Geelong Cats L 80 - 66 11 9 20 2 0 0 1 8 1 0 92
22 Fremantle W 51 - 155 11 7 18 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 53
23 St Kilda W 122 - 81 13 13 26 4 0 2 2 2 1 0 87
W1 Geelong Cats W 40 - 91 13 7 20 1 0 1 1 9 1 0 96
PF GWS Giants W 103 - 67 16 10 26 1 0 4 2 9 0 1 106
GF Adelaide Crows W 60 - 108 14 7 21 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 85
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 7 347 244 591 85 0 45 35 139 17 8 2390

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 198
    • Kicks 14.4
    • Handballs 9.5
    • Disposals 23.9
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 91.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Fremantle Rd 17, 2013
Handballs 21 Fremantle Rd 9, 2016
Disposals 39 Fremantle Rd 9, 2016
Marks 10 Essendon Rd 22, 2012
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 12, 2011
Tackles 12 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2017
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
2017 Richmond 347 244 591 85 0 45 35 139 17 8 2390
2016 Richmond 291 248 539 56 4 37 25 92 10 6 1937
2015 Richmond 313 227 540 71 3 51 29 74 12 13 1954
2014 Richmond 360 237 597 80 4 40 22 95 18 11 2271
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

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

Awards

AFL Awards

 

Brownlow Medallist 2012

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: -