Power's full group returns to training
11:52am Nov 21, 2016
Skipper describes 2016 as year of challenges.
3:46pm Aug 15, 2016
Reigning Fans' MVP reclaims lead.
11:34am Jul 21, 2016
Junior Clubs: Torquay
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2006 National Draft, pick 5)
Debut: R12, 2007
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
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Port Adelaide's captain and marquee player, Boak is a former John Cahill Medallist and one of its highest-rated talents. A dual All-Australian and triple Fos Williams Medallist, Boak will enter his fourth season as captain of Port Adelaide, which will have him poised to become the Power's longest-serving leader in the coming years.
Boak re-committed to the Power midway through the season and continued to show just how good he could be with a high average of 23 possessions per game.
His season ended with a flourish when he kicked three goals in each of the final two rounds.
He also adapted to being the first-tagged player in the Port Adelaide midfield but his form seemed to improve with the pressure and he finished the season with 16 Brownlow votes.
“Boaky” had a great year after a slow start with injury which prevented him from undertaking a ‘normal’ pre-season track campaign typical of a key midfielder.
His strong performance all year led to him being announced as a joint-winner of the John Cahill Medal and led the club in numerous important statistics including possessions, inside 50s and clearances.
He can win the ball as an inside player and hurt the opposition with his skilful run-and-carry and showed these abilities throughout the year.
Boak shrugged constant tags to have a solid season in the black, white and teal. Despite missing three games following foot surgery, he regularly featured in the club’s best players and polled well at best and fairest and Brownlow nights.
Despite much hype over contract negotiations involving the Power and other clubs, Boak committed to a two-year extension at Alberton which will see him through to the end of the 2014 season.
His neat skills and ball winning ability proved as good as ever despite playing through a foot complaint for the first ten rounds.
After much speculation about Boak leaving Alberton at the end of 2012, the talented midfielder committed to the Power in September and was handed the captaincy in January.
Being captain certainly agreed with Boak. He enjoyed a career-best year in 2013, leading from the front as Port Adelaide produced a stunning turn-around in form to play finals football for the first time since 2007. The skipper stood tall whenever his team needed him, with influential goals and touches in both Showdown wins as well as best on ground performances against Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Boak recorded career-bests in possessions, goals, inside-50s and clearances and was recognised for his outstanding year with his first All-Australian selection.
Boak confirmed his status as one of the elite midfielders in the AFL with another standout year in 2014.
He regularly stood up in big games, including the elimination final (34 disposals, 12 clearances) and the preliminary final (33 disposals, 1 goal) and was rewarded with a second consecutive All-Australian selection and also finished equal fourth in the Brownlow Medal.
2006 National Draft, Pick 5 – Port Adelaide
Rd 12, 2007 v Essendon
PAFC (AFL) cap number
50 AFL games
Rd 1, 2010 v North Melbourne
100 AFL games
Rd 10, 2012 v Fremantle
150 AFL games
Rd 21, 2014 v Gold Coast
Rd 15, 2012 v Adelaide
Rd 12, 2015 v Carlton
Major Peter Badcoe VC Medal
2013 (Showdown XXXIV)
1 cap - 2014 test v Ireland, Perth
Brownlow Medal (end of 2015)
NAB Rising Star
2007 - Rd 19 nominee
John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
Runner-up: 2013, 2014
Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man as voted by the players)
2013, 2014, 2015 - equal record
Gavin Wanganeen Medal (Best player under 21 years)
Most Improved Player
One word to describe you?
Who has had the most influence on your career?
What's your biggest phobia?
Your final meal on Earth would be...
Which sporting event would you love to attend?
What's the one thing you're an expert on?
The 6 times table
If you worked in a non-footy department at the club, what job would you do?
Who is your hero/role model?
First number you wore in footy...
Currently/want to study...
What's in your footy bag/locker?
Always Mouth guard, ventolin, tennis ball
If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Beach or Hills?
Batman or Superman?
Comedy or Drama?
Tests or T20?
Cats or Dogs?
Android or Apple?
Your favourite player as a kid
Favourite holiday destination
Which team do you love to play against the most?
No. 1 date place in Adelaide
Moseley Bar and Grill
Favourite motivation music...
Rnb/ hip hop
Favourite teams from other sports?
Favourite ground to play on?
Favourite picture book as a kid
Which other club is the biggest premiership threat?
Which club did you support growing up?
Which club do you 'love to hate?'
Which other club will be the biggest improver in 2016?