Nathan VARDY

#19   West Coast

Age: 28yr 5mth Games: 47 Born: Jun 25, 2021
Height: 200cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Another injury-plagued big man who resumed training in January but then had a minor knee issue. Looked OK in JLT games.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Copped a knee in the back early, but came back and showed a bit in the ruck and forward. Took some good marks. 5
2 StK Tried hard in the ruck but was beaten by Hickey. 3
3 Rich 28 hitouts, but did nothing else. Quiet. 4
4 Syd Shared ruck duties with Giles and was good in that role with 22 hitouts and 10 touches. Stringing together games. 5
5 Haw Shouldered most of the ruck duties with Giles a late out. Okay in early exchanges, but McEvoy eventually got well on top. 4
6 Frem Fought on with little impact after hurting his elbow early. 3
7 Port Worked in tandem with Giles and couldn’t contain Ryder. 3
8 WB Good work in the ruck. Battled hard. 5
9 Ess Tried hard and took some nice marks in the ruck, but was beaten at the stoppages by Leuenberger. 5
10 GWS Beaten by Mumford but kicked two goals. 5
11 GCS Useful at times, though not a major influence in the match. 4
12   Bye.  
13 Geel Relished shot at former club and was best ruckman on the ground. Geelong couldn’t get him to perform like that? 7
14 Melb Beaten by Max Gawn early but fought back strongly. 6
15 WB Not as influential as in previous fortnight but his last five minutes were memorable (including the last goal). 5
16 Port Well beaten by Ryder. Couldn’t get his hands on the ball. 3
17 Frem Needs to win the ball more but had 32 hit-outs. 5
18 Coll Was destroyed in the ruck and just 4 disposal. Zero impact…might have wondered back to Geelong, he was that invisible. 2
19   Glute.  
20 WAFL Booted two goals and had 17 hitouts as he works back to form.
21 Carl Did well in his contest with Kreuzer. Battled hard all night. 6
22 GWS Had a crack around the ground but only had six disposals. 3
23 Adel Beaten in the ruck but took three contested marks. 5
EF Port A competitor in the ruck in rotation with Petrie and knock on that led to late goal was important. 5
SF GWS Took most of the ruck duties and upstaged by Lobb’s athleticism. Just a handful of touches. 3

2016 Season

Played for : Geelong

1   Played in VFL trial against North Ballarat.  
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4 VFL Returned from foot injury. Grabbed a couple of nice marks but generally quiet.
5 VFL Got through second game back from injury. Needs to find more of the ball.
6 GCS Late inclusion snagged one goal but quiet for most part. Will get better. 3
7 VFL Struggled to find the footy up forward. Timing of marking was well off.
8 VFL Couldn’t get into the game at all playing forward. Six tackles, one goal.
9 VFL One goal from seven touches as lean trot continues up forward.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Struggles continue. Three marks and eight kicks in a quiet day.
12 VFL Rotated ruck forward. Four inside-50s, one goal and two contested marks.
13 VFL Rotated ruck/forward. Six marks (four contested) and three inside-50s. Ok.
14 VFL Six kicks and two marks in another average effort. Really struggling.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Six marks (three contested), one goal and three tackles. OK.
17 VFL Four marks and two goals from five kicks. Needs to do more.
18 VFL Carried from field on stretcher in first term with an ankle injury.
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23 VFL Returned after injury but struggled to find his feet playing ruck/forward.

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

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 VFL Got through unscathed and kicked two goals on return.
18 VFL Took some good marks but missed a few shots to end with 1.3
19 VFL Beaten in attack and couldn't get any space.
20 VFL Got his hands to a few marks but didn’t stick. Getting there.
21 StK Great comeback game. Attacked the contest hard and ended with two goals. 6
22 Coll Positive was he got another game under belt. 4
23 Adel Three goals and eight marks a great springboard to attack pre-season. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

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.  

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1   Groin.  
2   Groin.  
3   Groin.  
4   Hip.  
5 VFL Got through OK and crashed a few packs.
6 VFL Starred up forward with six goals. Mouth-watering effort.
7 VFL Bye.
8   Shoulder.  
9 VFL Best for the Cats with four goals and spent time in the ruck.
10 GCS Four goals, including one ripper for man of his size underlined his talent. 7
11 GWS Struggled. Only three kicks then subbed out. Limping noticeably post game? 1
13   Back.  
14 VFL Chimed in with two goals and took some big contested marks.
15 VFL Copped a heavy knock early and was stretchered off.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Chipped in with a goal in the final term but wasn’t a big factor.
18 StK Shouldered ruck load well when Simpson went down – seven h/o to adv. 6
19 NM Two goals but struggled both in ruck and up forward. 4
20 Port Beaten by Lobbe but kept working at ground level. What he did was clean. 4
21 WCE Great first half helped set up the team. Faded but his work was done. 5
22 Syd Left field early after heavy knock then appeared to injuer leg but played on. 2
23   Pelvis.  
QF Frem Started well with early goal but only four disposals in final three terms. Beaten in ruck. 3
SF Port Battled Lobbe to best of his ability and grabbed a couple of marks late. 4
PF Haw Made some errors, particularly when defending. All good experience for next season. 2

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

19 VFL Got through return game unscathed. Good signs.
21 VFL Two goals and 36 hit-outs in the ruck and up forward.
22 VFL Continued comeback with 36 of the Cats’ 44 hit-outs.
23 Syd First game in 13 months a beauty. Kicked a goal and competed well. 5
EF Frem Didn’t get into game at all but fact he was back for two games a positive. 1