Shane KERSTEN

#22   Fremantle

Age: 26yr 8mth Games: 58 Born: Mar 15, 2021
Height: 191cm Weight: 93kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ex-Geelong forward didn’t have a great impact in two JLT games before suffering broken ribs.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Geel Horror game against former club. Looked nervous, fluffed marks and fumbled his way through the night. 2
2 Port Made some impact in the third term goal and contested marking. 5
3 WB Kicked two goals – one from a handball in the square – and found his confidence. 5
4 Melb Struggled until final term when gathered a handful of key touches that were able to help keep Dees at bay. 4
5 NM Kicked the winning goal with a great snap. If he played in front, he’d get more chances. 5
6 WCE Barely sighted in the first half. Kicked two goals in the third term. 4
7 Ess His best game. Kicked 2.3 and set up another goal. Moved well and was dangerous. 7
8 Rich Best game for the club. Kicked two goals, 11 marks and provided an option across half forward. 7
9 Carl Did well again. Kicked two goals and provided a target. 6
10 Adel The footy didn’t get there often enough but when it did Kersten offered very little. 3
11 Coll Struggled to get into the match. 3
12 Bris Never looked comfortable and too easily pushed off ball. Well beaten by Gardiner. 3
13   Bye.  
14 Geel Former Cat couldn’t get into the game at all with Kolodjashnij on his wheel. Two behinds for the day. 1
15 WAFL Kicked two goals but only had six possessions. Needs to do more.
16 NM Booted the two goals, but wasn’t sighted in between them. Just eight touches. 4
17 WCE Battled. Needs to compete a lot harder. 3
18 Haw Kicked two goals and spent time in defence too. A big step forward. 6
19 GWS Three first half goals were huge. Finally made himself a presence and his work rate was excellent when moving up the ground. 7
20 GCS Kicked two goals. He’s improved a lot in recent weeks. 6
21 Syd Deserves a Logie for his performance as the invisible man. 1
22   Groin.  
23 Ess No impact up forward so was thrown into defence late. 2

2016 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Had a defensive job on Gibson for long periods. Good early then faded. 4
2 GWS Battled to influence game and when had the chance he missed a simple set shot late in game. 2
3 Bris Three goals all came in the final term in a timely confidence booster. 6
4   Calf.  
5 Port Chimed in with two goals, one from a nice mark. Modest stats but played his role. 4
6 GCS Huge confidence booster with four goals. Provided another target and looked like he wanted ball. 7
7 WCE Best game of career: three goals, eight inside-50s and nine marks. Looking better each week. 7
8 Adel Two first-half goals and set up another. Ended night with three. Handy. 7
9 Coll Run of form came to an end but did show some courage at times. No goals. 3
10 Carl Couldn’t get into the game at all up forward. No goals, which is a worry. 2
11 GWS Kicked 2.2 from eight kicks in a reasonable return to form after two quiet ones. 6
12 NM Horrible first half then came to life with three third-term goals to spark side. 6
13 WB Failed to get into the game at all but one act of courage in defence earned respect. 2
14 StK Couldn’t get into the game at all. Four marks and one goal. One tackle. 2
16 VFL Four goals to go with fiver marks, seven inside-50s and five tackles. Cats’ best.
17 Frem Stats modest but helped set up a goal through courage. Got to keep playing him. 4
18 Adel Great first half when game at its hottest. Faded slightly but played a role. 5
19 VFL Couldn’t get into the game at all up forward. One effective kick for the day.
20 VFL Dangerous with a couple of goals early but sat out second half as a precaution.
21 Rich Couldn’t get into the game to any great degree. Five marks, no shots at goal. 3
22 Bris Didn’t take opportunity. Kicked a goal late but for most part quiet. 3
23 VFL Two goals from six marks. Played a role but certainly didn’t star.
QF    
PF    

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1    
2    
3 VFL Kicked three goals in a good battle with McMahon.
4 VFL Bye.
5 Rich Inaccuracy cost him a potential three-goal haul. Ended with one. 3
6 Coll Quiet game up forward. Didn’t hit the scoreboard and three marks. 3
7 Syd Got involved at times but missed his chances in front of goal. Five marks. 3
8 Carl Best game for Cats. Pressure great and rewarded with two goals. 7
9 WCE Couldn’t get into the game at all. Needs to make most of opportunities. 2
10 Ess Got going late in second term but subbed out with hammy twinge at half time. 2
11 Port Sub. On early to replace Kelly. Two goals in second term. 4
12 Melb Two goals but well beaten. Must work harder at ground level. 3
15 VFL Kicked two important goals in wet. 10 possessions.
16 WB Stats modest but pressure and intensity better than previous efforts. 4
17 GWS Quiet day. Gets into some good positions but appears to lack confidence. 3
18 Bris Gave away three goals but quiet for long periods. One kick, four marks. 3
19   Toe.  
20   Toe.  
21 VFL Kicked five goals to play a lone hand in Cats’ attack.
22 VFL Kicked three goals but wasn’t a dominant force.
23    

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10 VFL Only played three quarters and kicked 2.3 from six touches.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Missed a few sitters but competed well.
13 VFL Couldn’t be stopped in attack with six goals. Ready to debut.
14 GCS First kick was a goal and ended with three on debut in a fine effort. 6
15 Ess Two goals and one fine mark then subbed off to make way for a midfielder. 4
16 WB Limited opportunities. Kicked first goal and added another in third. 4
17 Melb From limited chances he kicked another two goals. Good foil for Hawkins. 4
18 GWS Struggled with Mohr on his hammer. Hit post with only set shot at goal. 2
19 NM One goal and found going tough with Firrito on his wheel. 2
20 Frem Couldn’t get into the game. Is struggling for positioning inside forward 50. 2
21 Carl Struggled all night. Cats have a decision as to whether stays in. 1
22 Haw Night ended 10 minutes in with a hamstring issue. 0
23   Hamstring.  
QF   Hamstring.  
SF   Hamstring.  
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1   Hamstring.  
2 VFL Bye.
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5 VFL Kicked a goal in first game back from injury. OK.
6 VFL Kicked four goals and a had a hand in a few more. Good.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Kicked three goals and the club are rapt with his progression.
9 VFL Chipped in with two goals but not his best outing.
10 VFL Chipped in with two goals and competed strongly.
11   Hip.  
12   Hip.  
13   Hip.  
14   Hip.  
15   Hip.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hip.  
18 VFL Back to form with six goals, but got some cheap ones.
19 VFL Kicked five goals and gave the Casey defence fits.
20 VFL Kicked three goals to back up his strong form of last week.
21 VFL Back to earth after a big month in front of goal. Goalless.
22 VFL Kicked six goals, including four in a purple patch in the third term.
23 VFL Kicked four goals and marked well in tough conditions.
QF    
SF VFL Had four up to half time then was rested. Senior debut looming?
PF VFL One goal but after that he was well beaten at all contests.
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

4 VFL First game in 2012. Marked well, kicked two goals.
5 VFL Kicked a few long goals and added a lot tot he forward half.
6 VFL Kicked six goals. Starred up forward without much help.
8 VFL Beaten by a better opponent but good learning lesson.
10 VFL Kicked another four goals and is developing well.
11 VFL Competed well up forward and provided a target.
13 VFL Battled hard up forward but wet conditions didn’t suit.
15 VFL Not his best outing.
16 VFL One goal and presented fairly well.
18 VFL Kicked three goals and got better as the game wore on.
19 VFL Kicked a goal and presented well up forward.
20 VFL Kicked five goals and looks a real player of the future.
22 VFL In and out of the game. Not his best outing this year.
23 VFL Goalless up forward and struggled to get into the game.
EF VFL Kicked five goals to propel the Cats into a Prelim.
SF VFL Just the one goal up forward and was closely checked.
PF VFL Kicked three goals and took some strong marks. Good first year.