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Travis
Boak

Captain

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-08-1988
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2016
17
Career
194
Goals
2016
12
Career
118
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1534
Avg
90
TravisBoak

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Torquay
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2006 National Draft, pick 5)
Debut: R12, 2007
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Sponsors: Comwire IT, Gauchos & Reality Construct

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.

Background

  • Boak was drafted to Port Adelaide from the Geelong Falcons with pick No. 5 in the 2006 National Draft.
  • Boak played football for Torquay prior to being drafted; his late father Roger is a 200-club and life member of the Torquay Football Club.

Timeline

2010

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.

2011

“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.

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

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.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 17
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 24.1
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 90.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 GWS Giants Rd 18
Handballs 24 North Melbourne Rd 17
Disposals 34 GWS Giants Rd 18
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 4
Hit-outs 1 Richmond Rd 6
Tackles 11 Richmond Rd 15
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 132 Richmond Rd 15

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda W 133 - 100 8 9 17 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 66
2 Adelaide Crows L 144 - 86 14 9 23 2 0 1 3 4 2 3 89
3 Essendon W 112 - 51 9 13 22 2 0 2 2 4 1 1 78
4 GWS Giants L 151 - 65 11 12 23 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 99
5 Geelong Cats L 59 - 107 12 14 26 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 84
6 Richmond W 59 - 94 14 8 22 3 1 1 2 4 1 0 85
7 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 59 11 20 31 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 104
8 Carlton L 93 - 91 4 8 12 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 52
9 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 94 10 16 26 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 70
10 Melbourne W 76 - 121 10 14 24 5 0 0 2 4 1 0 89
11 Collingwood W 58 - 125 14 11 25 4 0 0 2 4 1 1 93
12 Western Bulldogs L 97 - 100 15 9 24 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 86
13 Fremantle L 86 - 69 11 9 20 4 0 1 2 4 0 1 75
15 Richmond W 94 - 56 17 9 26 3 0 4 2 11 2 0 132
16 Hawthorn L 79 - 101 11 12 23 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 94
17 North Melbourne W 77 - 105 8 24 32 4 0 1 0 7 1 0 119
18 GWS Giants L 60 - 79 19 15 34 2 0 2 0 6 0 0 119
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 9 198 212 410 46 1 14 19 85 12 8 1534

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 194
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 11.7
    • Disposals 23.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 89.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Collingwood Rd 20, 2011
Handballs 28 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2014
Disposals 41 Brisbane Lions Rd 4, 2014
Marks 10 Fremantle Rd 1, 2015
Hit-outs 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2015
Tackles 11 Richmond Rd 15, 2016
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 152 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Port Adelaide 198 212 410 46 1 14 19 85 12 8 1534
2015 Port Adelaide 252 310 562 70 8 27 26 120 13 14 2115
2014 Port Adelaide 266 378 644 88 1 26 19 92 19 6 2276
2013 Port Adelaide 315 266 581 99 1 28 16 96 20 13 2272
2012 Port Adelaide 239 187 426 47 0 23 25 66 9 11 1509
2011 Port Adelaide 236 222 458 76 0 23 21 98 12 6 1810
2010 Port Adelaide 247 207 454 70 1 26 25 121 13 12 1891
2009 Port Adelaide 223 204 427 81 2 16 18 73 7 5 1623
2008 Port Adelaide 175 167 342 88 0 18 13 64 9 4 1416
2007 Port Adelaide 101 124 225 51 0 6 13 38 4 3 850

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Draft history
2006 National Draft, Pick 5 – Port Adelaide

Recruited from
Geelong Falcons

Previous Clubs
Geelong Falcons

Junior Club
Torquay

AFL Debut
Rd 12, 2007 v Essendon

PAFC (AFL) cap number
102

Games and goals

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

50 goals
Rd 15, 2012 v Adelaide

100 goals
Rd 12, 2015 v Carlton

Awards

AFL Awards

Major Peter Badcoe VC Medal
2014, 2015

Showdown Medal
2013 (Showdown XXXIV)

All-Australian
2013, 2014

International Rules
1 cap - 2014 test v Ireland, Perth

Brownlow Medal (end of 2015)
83 votes

NAB Rising Star
2007 - Rd 19 nominee

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
Winner:
2011
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)
2009

Most Improved Player
2008

Leading disposals
2014, 2015

Q&A

One word to describe you?
Competitive

Who has had the most influence on your career?
My dad

What's your biggest phobia?
Spiders, flying

Your final meal on Earth would be...
Pasta

Which sporting event would you love to attend?
Super bowl

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?
Events

Who is your hero/role model?
My dad

First number you wore in footy...
5

Currently/want to study...
Real estate

What's in your footy bag/locker?
Always Mouth guard, ventolin, tennis ball

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Tiger

Beach or Hills?
Beach

Batman or Superman?
Batman

Comedy or Drama?
Drama

Tests or T20?
Test

Cats or Dogs?
Dogs

Android or Apple?
Apple

Your favourite player as a kid
Kouta

Favourite show
Suits

Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii

Which team do you love to play against the most?
Adelaide Crows

No. 1 date place in Adelaide
Moseley Bar and Grill

Favourite motivation music...
Rnb/ hip hop

Favourite teams from other sports?
Chicago Bulls

Favourite ground to play on?
Adelaide Oval

Favourite film
Con air

Favourite picture book as a kid
Grug

Which other club is the biggest premiership threat?
Hawthorn

Which club did you support growing up?
Carlton

Which club do you 'love to hate?'
Adelaide Crows

Which other club will be the biggest improver in 2016?
GWS