Mitchell White
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DOB
28/3/1973
Height
190cm
Weight
85 kg
Junior club
Subiaco/Carine JFC
Arrived
Zone selection in the 1990 national draft
Number
47 (1991)
31 (1992)
12 (1993–2000)
Debut
Round 8 1991 vs Essendon
(67th Eagles player)
Games
151
Goals
103
Honours
Premiership medal (1992)
All-Australian (1996)
Leading goalscorer (1996)
Team 20 selection (2006)
B&F Top 10
3 (1995, 1996, 1999)
Best Finish
3rd (1995)
Last app.
Round 22 2000 vs Melbourne
Departed
Traded to Geelong at the end of the 2000 season for pick 27 (ontraded to Essendon for Michael Prior), pick 45 (Trent Carroll) and pick 57 (ontraded to Richmond for Mark Merenda)
Other clubs
Subiaco (WAFL) 1990-2000
Geelong (AFL) 2001-2003

A mobile and versatile tall, Mitchell White played in the 1992 flag as a teenager but missed out on the 1994 grand final.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

Mitchell White arrived at the club as a pre-draft zone selection in 1990 along with Glen Jakovich.

White took a little longer than Jako to make his mark at the club, playing just 2 games in his debut season, but played 22 games in 1992 including the Grand Final victory over Geelong.

After continuing on with his good form in 1993, his 1994 season was wrecked by a groin injury. He returned late in the season, but was unable to consolidate his place in the side and after playing in the preliminary final, he missed out on a spot in the grand final as Ashley McIntosh returned. Coach Mick Malthouse later said that leaving White out of the side was one of his biggest regrets.

Playing mostly in defence early in his career, White played permanently forward in 1996 and the move paid massive dividends. He finished the season leading the club’s goalscoring with 37 majors and was named on a forward flank in the All-Australian side.

White again suffered from the injury curse in 1997 as a knee reconstruction curtailed his season. He was probably not quite the same player after that, although he had a reasonable 1999 as he played every game and kicked 29 goals.

After a disappointing 2000 season he became a victim of the Ken Judge cleanout and was traded to Geelong after 151 games.

Geelong career[edit | edit source]

White played 23 games for Geelong in three seasons before retiring and returning to Perth.

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
1991 2 0 0 15 6 7 22 3 Subi 22 25
1992 22 4 2 151 53 80 231 26 2 4
1993 20 1 9 156 68 111 267 27 0
1994 6 3 0 48 21 14 62 29 7 1
1995 23 2 2 179 102 134 313 30 0
1996 23 37 15 262 143 133 395 29 0
1997 5 4 3 42 18 27 69 6 0
1998 14 11 10 118 57 59 177 14 6 0
1999 24 29 14 241 131 144 385 13 22 0
2000 12 12 5 81 45 54 135 10 9 0
Tot 151 103 60 1293 644 763 2056 167 37
Avg 0.7 8.6 4.3 5.1 13.6 1.1 0.7

References[edit | edit source]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/M/Mitchell_White.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_White

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/53

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