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Jason Ball
Ball
DOB
21/11/72
Height
201cm
Weight
104 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Pre-draft zone selection in the 1991 national draft
Number
29 (1992), 26 (1993-1999)
Debut
Round 2 1992 vs Sydney
(74th Eagles player)
Games
102
Goals
114
Honours
Premiership medal (1994)
Premiership medal (2005, Syd)
Leading goalscorer (1995)
B&F Top 10
2 (1995, 1998)
Best Finish
5th (1998)
Last app.
Qualifying Final 1999 vs W.Bulldogs
Departed
Traded to Sydney at the end of the 1999 season for pick 11 (Darren Glass) and pick 41 (Kane Munro)
Other clubs
Swan Districts (WAFL) 1991-1999
Sydney (AFL) 2000-2005

Picked up from Swan Districts during the early 1990s, the giant Ball was equally capable of playing in the ruck or as a key forward during his time at West Coast.

West Coast careerEdit

In just his 18th game of senior football, Ball started at centre-half forward in the 1994 grand final and kicked two goals.

Ball spent most of 1995 in the forward line with Peter Sumich out injured, and ended the season as the club’s leading goalscorer with 48 majors. The following year he snared a career-best 6 goal haul against North Melbourne at Subiaco.

He played in his final match in blue and gold in the qualifying win over the Bulldogs in 1999. At the end of the season he was wooed by Sydney and was traded to the harbour city for a pair of draft picks. (West Coast did alright out of the trade – one of those picks was used on future skipper and premiership fullback Darren Glass).

Sydney careerEdit

Ball played 90 games in the red and white including a number of battles with his old side and their champion ruckman Dean Cox. He retired after the last such battle, the 2005 grand final, having won his second premiership medal.

Post retirementEdit

Ball remained in Sydney after retiring, working as a stockbroker and sitting as a director on the Swans' board.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
1992 1 0 1 3 2 0 3 3 SD 20 35
1993 1 0 0 2 1 2 4 0 19 33
1994 16 10 8 131 63 75 206 15 7 20
1995 22 48 35 208 128 87 295 14 0
1996 13 25 13 110 66 53 163 9 0
1997 14 7 6 87 58 81 168 21 3 3
1998 20 20 11 178 89 109 287 13 62 0
1999 16 4 4 100 65 75 175 7 48 2 3
Tot 103 114 78 819 472 482 1301 82 110
Avg 1.1 8.0 4.6 4.7 12.6 0.8 1.1

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/Jason_Ball.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Ball_(Australian_footballer)

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1254

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=261