Mark AUSTIN

#47  

Age: 30yr 6mth Games: 44 Born: Feb 24, 2021
Height: 195cm Weight: 96kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Battled plantar fasciitis in recent months but back in training and available for selection. Not yet made it to the line for a NAB match so he will have to push his way in via the VFL. Played seven games last year but still a fringe performer at this stage.

2014 NAB Cup:   A depth defender who has had range of minor injury issues. First hitout was in the Friday VFL practice game.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM Did what was required down back. Solid.
2 PM OK in defence without starring.
3 VFL Did well in defence against an overwhelmed attack.
4 VFL OK down back without being a standout.
5 VFL Competed hard in defence and rarely lost a contest.
6 VFL Didn’t have much to do down back in massive win.
7   Rested.  
8 VFL Solid enough in defence against Sandringham.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL 17 possessions and three rebounds in defence.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Had 13 touches down back and defended strongly.
13 Coll Good defensive job playing on the second and third talls. 5
14 Port Struggled to contain the in-form Westhoff. 4
15 Melb Used down back and was brave at times. Did his job fairly well. 5
16 Geel Kersten kicked an early one on him and was moved. Eventually subbed out. 1
17 GCS Provided nothing offensively but did a good job on Day down back. 6
18 Ess Had Ambrose for long periods and did OK on him. Battled away. 4
19 Haw Spirited display and ended up going to rampant Roughead. 5
20 StK On Stanley who was kept under tight rein. 5
21 NM Had his hands full with Brown early. 4
22 Syd Part of under siege back six and wasn’t a factor. 2
23 GWS Led a merry dance by Stewart in first half and subbed out. 1
QF    
SF VFL Struggled a bit down back in preliminary final triumph.
PF VFL Did a solid job down back after a down effort last week.
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM Tried hard down back under a bit of pressure.
2 VFL Bye.
3 VFL Solid game in Williamstown’s big win over Coburg.
4 VFL Defended fairly well against Werribee’s star forwards.
5 Geel Struggled at times when stranded one-on-one and just battled. 3
6 WCE Surprisingly started at full-forward. No impact. 2
7 NM Alternated between attacking and defensive jobs. 4
8 VFL Controlled the back half. Strong one-on-one. Good game.
9   Quiet game overall but did push forward for a rare goal.  
10 VFL Had his hands full for most of the afternoon.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Among the Seagulls best. In decent touch at present.
13 VFL Solid citizen down back again. Competed hard.
14 VFL Struggled down back and was moved forward late.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Moved onto White after his fast start and kept him nearly kick-less.
17 VFL Battled hard in defence and can hold his head high.
18 VFL Did well in defence and took some good intercept marks.
19 VFL Good again down back to keep up the pressure on senior defenders.
20 Carl Did well in defence against his former club and is developing nicely. 6
21 Adel Did some tough things and defended well at times on Lynch/Johnston. 6
22 Bris Had zero impact offensively. Didn’t touch the ball after half time. 1
23 Melb Did what he had to do on the back-line before being subbed late in third quarter. 5
QF VFL Reliable performer in defence once again.
SF VFL Not his best game but competed hard until the final siren.
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

2 VFL Rebounded well from defence. Good effort.
3 VFL Another good outing in his new colors.
4 Melb Late inclusion for his first game. Trying to re-start career. 4
5 GWS Tough day at the office but kept trying. 4
6 Coll Worked hard on Dawes but was out-muscled later in game. 5
7 NM Great game containing Edwards. Closing speed and spoiling first class. 7
8 GCS Competed well down back but conditions helped. 5
9 Geel Did a fine job in quelling Podsiadly and his stocks continue to rise. 7
10 Syd Austin had a tough day down back against Sydney’s rotating forward line. 2
12 Port Did his job with the minimum of fuss which is all coach is after. 5
13 Bris Merrett kicked three on him by quarter time. First time this year been beaten. 4
15 Frem Had the task on Mayne and struggled at times. 3
17 Carl Dependable enough, but lack of understanding with Lake in the air at times. 5