West Coast midfielder Jack Redden has announced his surprise retirement at 31, bringing down the curtain on his career after 263 AFL games.
Jack Redden : Retirement | Stats | Supercoach | Age
Jack Redden is a former Australian rules football player who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).
|Full name||Jack Redden|
|Date of birth||9 December 1990|
|Original team(s)||Glenelg (SANFL)|
|Draft||No. 25, 2008 national draft|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
Originally from Keith, South Australia, Redden participated in the Auskick program there. He attended Sacred Heart College and played senior football with Glenelg in the SANFL.
His brother Tom Redden was once listed as a rookie at the Adelaide Football Club.
Redden was selected with the Brisbane Lions‘ second selection (pick 25 overall) in the 2008 National Draft.
West Coast midfielder Jack Redden has announced his surprise retirement at 31, bringing down the curtain on his career after 263 AFL games including 134 and a premiership with the Eagles.
Redden was a key contributor to the 2018 flag, sharing the Eagles’ player of the finals award that year with grand final hero Dom Sheed and was runner-up to Elliot Yeo in the best and fairest.
“I am really content with the decision,” Redden said.
“I will be eternally grateful for the opportunities given to me and that I have been able to play 14 seasons at the highest level.
“To play in the 2018 premiership is obviously a highlight, but I have also had the chance to create some lifelong friendships.
“I thought about it for a few weeks after the season and it just feels like it is the right time, both personally and for the club which is going through a rebuild.
Also “I have learnt so much and developed both as a player and as a person in the last seven years. I have enjoyed every minute of it, especially playing in front of our home fans at Optus Stadium.”
Jack Redden stats
Redden made his senior debut in round 15, 2009 against Geelong, where he kicked one goal. He remained in the Brisbane side for the remainder of the season, including two finals series matches.
|2009–2015||Brisbane Lions||129 (52)|
|2016–2022||West Coast||134 (28)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.
2011 has been considered Redden’s breakout season, playing some of his best football. Redden’s kicked 14 goals in his 22 matches this season.
Redden has also had a career-high 32 disposals v Carlton in round 12 and Hawthorn in round 16, a season-high 9 marks v Sydney in round 11 and Collingwood in round 22 and a career-high 13 tackles v Fremantle in round 1 and Port Adelaide in round 15.
Redden totalled 166 tackles for the season (ranked 5th for the season and having the 3rd highest average), having the most tackles of players not to have played in the finals.
This caused Redden to be ranked 9th on the all-time list of most tackles in a season since statistics for tackles have been counted.
Redden is said to play a crucial role in the current re-building process which the Brisbane Lions team is undertaking.
In this reference, Redden is listed alongside Tom Rockliff, Todd Banfield and Daniel Rich who are considered important to the re-building process. Teammate Matthew Leuenberger is also another player who is excited by the future of Redden and co.
Jack Redden is a solid supercoach prospect. He has shown in the past that he is reliable with his scoring, without setting the competition on fire.
You can generally rely on Jack Redden to not throw in a stinky score, or only minimal sub 60 scores.
With club legend Simon Black considered to be on the back-end of his career, Redden was also considered to be one of the players which could take over the role.
In an interview after Brisbane’s loss to Richmond in round 13, Redden said “it’ll be big shoes to fill when Blacky (Simon Black) does leave… but most definitely I would love to take that spot in the team” but yet admits “there’s plenty of other boys that have the potential to do that”. In the article, Whiting said Redden has a “hunger for the contested footy” and is a “composed young player with strong hands overhead and a great work ethic”.
Redden ranked 3rd in the Brisbane best and fairest awards (otherwise known as the Merrett-Murray Medal) in 2011 with 35 votes, finishing only 2.5 votes behind winner Tom Rockliff and half a vote behind runner-up Simon Black. Because of his third-place finish, Redden won the Alistair Lynch trophy.
Jack Redden (born 9 December 1990) is an Australian rules football player for the Brisbane Lions.Originally from Keith, South Australia, he is the brother of Tom Redden who was once on the Rookie List of the Adelaide Crows.
- Age : 31 years.
After attending Sacred Heart College, Redden was selected with the Brisbane Lions’ second selection (pick 25 overall) in the 2008 National Draft.Redden was given the number 30 jumper, previously worn by former Brisbane dual-premiership player Robert Copeland.
Redden has played every game since his debut and has the 2nd highest active streak in the competition.