Brendan WHITECROSS

#11   Hawthorn

Age: 29yr 10mth Games: 106 Born: Jan 25, 2021
Height: 183cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Didn’t play in JLT opener then had one kick in loss to North Melbourne. Touch-and go to make it for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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3 GCS Worked hard around the ground, though did not make a major contribution. 3
4   Senior emergency.  
5 VFL Drifted between midfield and attack and was a strong contributor. 28 possessions, six clearances, six inside-50s.
6 VFL Hnady contributor and went into defence late and was able to help steady the ship. 18 possessions.
7 VFL Did some good things with ball in hand. 17 possessions and five tackles.
8   Rested.  
9 Coll Off the bench to mid-forward role. No great impact. 3
10 Syd Booted two goals as a hard-working small forward, which proved vital. 6
11 Port Veteran utility wasn’t able to influence with his 13 possessions. Two tackles, one inside-50 and one clearance. 4
12 GCS Went to Ablett after the little master started to get on top. Found that a difficult task given flow against for long periods. 4
13   Bye.  
14 VFL Used mostly in defence and was good enough. 30 possessions, six rebounds.
15 VFL 25 possessions roaming through midfield and at half forward. Good effort.
16 VFL Used down back and was handy without starring.
17 VFL Applied great pressure. Also had 33 disposals as he played on the ball for much of the game.
18 Frem Linked up. Had 18 disposals. Solid job. 5
19 Syd A solid hand off the bench with 16 disposals. 7
20 Rich Veteran utility was quieter than a pair of velvet covered moccasins on a three-inch new shagpile. 2
21   Senior emergency.  
22 VFL Had 20 touches and played a few different roles. Fair.
23 VFL One of the Hawks best with 32 possessions and six clearances.

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Sandringham.  
2   Senior emergency.  
3 VFL Had some good moments, but also sprayed the ball a few times.
4 VFL Hard worker in midfield with 22 touches and a torpedo goal from the boundary.
5 VFL OK without being great across half forward.
6 VFL Industrious outing with 24 touches and three tackles. Handy contributor.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Smart when he got the ball and had three inside-50s.
9 VFL Competed hard in the front half with spurts up the ground. Two goals.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Good worker in midfield and drifting forward. Had 23 touches and used ball well.
13 VFL OK with 17 possessions and seven marks but it was a dirty day for Box Hill.
14 VFL Consistent four-quarter display with a team-high 10 marks and six inside-50s.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Hawks’ best. Hit most of his targets by foot and found space to take 10 marks.
17 Syd Chimed in with a few steady possessions when required. Knew limits and did OK. 5
18 Rich Kicked an early goal and hit target well. Steady. 6
19 Carl Beginning find his feet after a long time out of the game. A real hard nut. 6
20 Melb Struggled to influence the flow of the game but handy enough. Three inside-50s. 5
21 NM Worked into the game to play a part. Hit target with all bar three of his disposals. 6
22 WCE Did his job. Kicked a goal and had 16 disposals. 5
23 Coll One game-saving defensive effort a highlight. Apart from that struggled at times. 4
QF Geel Always used the ball well and set up moves. Positive game and looks to have cemented place. 6
SF WB Nowhere near as solid as previous week. Six kicks, one tackle and one inside-50. 4

2015 Season

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3 WB Welcome return after long absence. Solid without having huge day. 5
4 Port Great to see him back playing senior footy, played well on the wing. 6
5 NM Sub. On for Duryea in final term and got straight into the action. 2
6 GWS Came on as the sub and was serviceable in the last quarter. 2
7 VFL Good early but appeared to run out of legs in second half.
8 VFL Had 18 touches and four tackles to play his part.
9 VFL Just 13 possessions and was relatively quiet.
10 VFL In and out of the game but battling a bit for form.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Improved outing with 24 touches and a goal.
13 VFL Came to the fore late. 18 possessions, one goal.
14   Rested.  
15   Shoulder.  
16   Shoulder.  
17 VFL Got through the game OK after missing a few weeks.
18 VFL Battled to get involved. Just 11 possessions.
19 VFL Good return to form with 21 touches, 10 marks, goal.
20 VFL OK with 20 touches. Looks unlikely to break into seniors.
21 VFL Steady outing with 21 possessions.
22 VFL One of Hawks’ best with 27 touches in midfield.
23 VFL Gave some real grunt around the contests. 26 possessions.
QF VFL Bye.
SF VFL Strong around contests with 32 possessions. Good outing.
PF VFL Caught a few times. Tried hard but a bit of a non-factor.
GF    

2014 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  
QF   Knee.  
SF   Knee.  
PF   Knee.  
GF    

2013 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12 VFL Continued his comeback from knee surgery. Did well.
13 VFL Linked well through midfield as he works back to full fitness.
14 Bris Successfully got through comeback game after long lay-off. 3
15 Geel OK but only one inside-50s, one clearance and one tackle. 5
16 Port Working his way back into form after a long-term knee injury. 6
17 WB Quiet game, kicked Hawks’ only goal in third term. 4
18 Ess Did job across half back and progressing well towards finals. Ball use good. 6
19 Rich Subbed on late in third term and actually offered more than some teammates. 2
20 StK Workmanlike effort. 5
21 Coll Carried out his defensive forward role to a tee on Shaw and also kicked two. 7
22 NM Hard at the footy and man. 5
23 Syd Negating tag on McVeigh. 5
QF Syd Began on Smith. Had a solid game. 5
SF    
PF Geel Sub came on for Bailey. Sadly injured knee again and will miss another GF. 2
GF   Knee.  

2012 Season

1 Coll Ended up a key player with 22 disposals and two goals. 6
2 Geel Terrific snap one of 14 touches to half time. Found space, dangerous. 7
3 Adel Handy game and is now a force in attack. 7
4 WCE One of his quieter performances with just 12 possessions. 4
5 Syd Started down back and was solid. 5
6 StK Bobbed up in forward 50 as support for Cyril and “Buddy” Franklin. 5
7 Melb Industrious performer. Solid game. 5
8 Frem On Roberton and had a serviceable game. 5
9 Rich Kept battling in a reasonable effort given Tiger dominance – five inside 50s. 6
10 NM Busy outing that saw him have 21 kicks and just the one handball. Creative. 6
11 Port Set up Gunston in the first term for a goal with a beautiful precision pass. 6
14 Carl On Bootsma early. Ran hard and contributed. 5
15 GWS Sixteen touches to half-time was the most by a Hawk. Ran game out well. 7
16 WB Gets under the guard most weeks and did it again – six inside-50s and a goal. 7
17 Coll Another who gets under the guard – five clearances and four inside-50s. 6
18 Ess Won a lot of the footy and went about it well. 6
19 Geel Kicked goal to level scores in final term. Six clearances, four inside-50s. 6
20 Port Pearce troubled him early but his worked hard to negate any further impact. 5
21 GCS Started in middle and had good first half then no influence. 4
22 Syd Subbed out after limited impact. 4
23 WCE Had Kerr for much of the contest and kept him quiet. Limped off late. 4
QF Coll Seriously damaged knee five minutes in and night was over. 0