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Tom Barrass
Barrasst
DOB
8/10/1995
Height
192cm
Weight
81 kg
Junior club
Claremont/Scarborough JFC
Arrived
Pick 43 in the 2013 national draft
Number
Debut
Round 17 2015 v Sydney
(224th Eagles player)
Games
65
Goals
0
Honours
Premiership medal (2018)
Rookie of the Year (2016)
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
18th (2016, 2017, 2018)
Other clubs
Claremont (WAFL) 2013
East Perth (WAFL) 2014-
Promising key defender Barrass has established himself as one of the league's better stoppers since being drafted from Claremont.

West Coast careerEdit

Drafted with West Coast's third pick in the 2013 national draft, Barrass started the 2014 season on the injury list after surgery on a hip. After returning, he played just eight games for East Perth’s reserves before being sent off for a season-ending groin operation.

Barrass started the 2015 season in the WAFL reserves but quickly graduated to the league side, where he performed strongly against much more experienced opponents. His surprising form and the team's shortage of fit key defenders saw him called up to make his AFL debut against the Swans, and he played three late-season games.

2016 was a breakout year for the young key defender, who banged down the door with strong form in the WAFL before eventually getting a senior call-up. Once in the AFL side he performed well enough to hold former club champion Eric MacKenzie out of the side in the second half of the year, with his intercept marking a particular feature. Barrass won a Rising Star nomination in the final round.

Although he started the 2017 season outside of the best 22, Barrass quickly established himself in the backline alongside MacKenzie and Jeremy McGovern and played 19 games for the season. With MacKenzie injured in 2018, Barrass began taking the opposition's top forward target on a regular basis. After missing action in the second half of the year due to a persistent back injury, he hit form during the finals and performed a vital shutdown job on Collingwood giant Mason Cox in the Grand Final victory.

Barrass started 2019 in strong form, but a month into the season he suffered a foot injury, one of several attributed to the harder Perth Stadium surface, that kept him out of action for several months.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2014 0 EP 0
2015 3 0 0 22 17 15 37 2 0 16 0 0 152 81 46 198 17
2016 10 0 0 69 49 46 115 13 1 11 1 0 141 68 33 174 8
2017 19 0 1 164 121 91 255 21 2 3 2 0 36 24 21 57 4
2018 19 0 0 193 124 49 242 15 2 2 0 0 14 4 6 20 3
2019* 4 0 0 47 28 7 54 1 2 WCE 0
Tot 55 0 1 495 339 208 703 52 7
Avg 0.0 9.0 6.2 3.8 12.8 0.9 0.1

(*Correct to Round 13 2019)

NewsEdit

21/11/13: Sheed headlines draft crop

17/1/14: Draftee to have hip operation

23/6/14: Young defenders packed off for surgery

24/7/15: Barrass to debut against Swans

30/7/15: Exciting young trio sign new deals

31/1/17: Key pair sign multi-year deals

2/11/18: Premiership trio re-sign

ReferencesEdit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Barrass

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/T/Tom_Barrass.html

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/4668

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