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Travis
Boak

Captain

Height
184 cm
DOB
01-08-1988
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2017
5
Career
204
Goals
2017
6
Career
129
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
431
Avg
86
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

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 enters his fifth season as captain of Port Adelaide and will become the club's most capped skipper in the process.

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.

2015

 

Boak again performed admirably as the Power's skipper to help lead his team within a game of the top eight by season's end after a poor team year. Led for disposals and second in inside-50s, it was a year where Boak demonstrated his ability to wrest a game of footy into Port control off his own boot.

2016

 

A season where his output was lessened in a dual forward-mid role at times, Boak played every game and was against of the club's leading lights.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 12.4
    • Disposals 23.0
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 86.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Handballs 15 Carlton Rd 5
Disposals 26 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Marks 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 GWS Giants Rd 4
Goals 2 GWS Giants Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 103 Adelaide Crows Rd 3

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 82 - 110 15 11 26 4 0 0 2 3 2 0 97
2 Fremantle W 145 - 56 12 13 25 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 91
3 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 100 13 13 26 6 0 1 1 4 1 0 103
4 GWS Giants L 112 - 81 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 4 2 2 87
5 Carlton W 137 - 47 3 15 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
6 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 53 62 115 18 0 2 4 16 6 4 431

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 204
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 11.8
    • Disposals 23.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 89.0

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 Brisbane Lions Rd 19, 2016
AFL Fantasy 152 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Port Adelaide 53 62 115 18 0 2 4 16 6 4 431
2016 Port Adelaide 252 274 526 68 1 18 26 103 17 10 1973
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

200 AFL games
Rd 1, 2017 v Sydney

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