Jesse JOYCE

#38   Gold Coast

Age: 22yr 3mth Games: 28 Born: Aug 17, 2020
Height: 191cm Weight: 90kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Developing mid-sized defender played 11 of the last 12 games last year. Pre-season was solid and ready if called upon.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Bris Solid across half back and made wise decisions on when to defend and when to attack. 6
2 GWS Had his hands full down back with GWS’s small forwards. Tried hard but outmatched. 4
3 Haw Solid and reliable in defence. Kept his opponents quiet and was efficient with the footy. 6
4 Carl Won’t win any style competitions, but did his bit in the back half. 5
5 Adel Spent time minding a variety of Crows small forwards, and stuck to the role well. 6
6 NM Wasn’t a big factor in defence. 3
7 Geel Defensively was good on Menzel and did what he could going the other way. Developing player for the Suns. 6
8 Port Moved forward in second term and got first goal of career. Little impact overall. 4
9   Bye.  
10 Melb Did a couple of nice things, but was a bit slow to get rid of the ball at others. 3
11 WCE Performed his usual defensive role and stuck to the task. 6
12 Haw Half-back did his job with minimum of fuss. Real role player who gets the job done in the back half. 6
13 Carl Spent time on Dale Thomas and did a reasonable job quelling his influence. 5
14 StK Youngster in defence played his part. 5
15 NEAFL Played his role in the win well.
16   Did some good things, but was also under the pump a bit.  
17 NEAFL Defender found plenty of it and used it well when he did. 10 contested possessions was good to see.
18 NEAFL One of the Suns' best today. Defender did his job and also added value the other way with 23 touches.
19 Rich Spent the majority on Caddy who managed to find plenty of space. Used footy efficiently (100%). 4
20 Frem Took a long time to get into the game. 3
21 Bris OK early but completely dropped off. Failed to add to his 15 disposals in final term. 4
22 Ess Spent a bit of time in attack and was OK. Used the footy well and gave his all. 5
23   Back.  

2016 Season

1   Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.  
2   Injured.  
3 NEAFL Found it hard to get into the game. Just 10 touches.
4 NEAFL Did well in the back half and grew in confidence as the game wore on.
5 NEAFL Laid eight tackles to go with his 18 touches. Hard worker.
6 NEAFL Bye.
7 NEAFL Worked hard in the back half and through middle for his 29 possessions.
8 NEAFL One of the few bright spots with 21 touches and eight rebound 50s.
9   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
10 NEAFL Battled away without much support in thumping defeat to Lions.
11 Syd Did some nice things on debut. 3
12 Rich Second-gamer struggled to get into the contest. Four effective disposals. 1
14 Haw Spent time on Breust/Puopolo and certainly didn’t look out of place. Goof effort. 5
15 StK Minor contributor but did nothing wrong. 3
16 Bris Limited involvement, but was polished with what he did. 3
17 WB Used mostly down back and tried hard despite being under constant pressure. 4
18 Frem Struggled to have a big impact, might be due for a NEAFL spell. 2
19 Melb Stats not huge but defended pretty well when he needed to. Looks a player. 4
20 GWS Composed with his 15 possessions. Beginning to look comfortable at senior level. 5
21 Ess Played mostly in back half and rarely sighted. 2
22 NEAFL Responded well to AFL axing. Took a lot of care with disposal, especially by foot.
23 Port Not a big night but made his disposals count. 4