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Polec on Lion alert

Jared Polec will have plenty of support from his Power teammates if the Lions go after him says skipper Travis Boak.

4:00pm  Apr 7, 2014

Captain's Blog: Thanks

Travis Boak says thanks to members and supporters after the club's 54-point Showdown win.

12:55pm  Apr 2, 2014

Thursday's Talking footy laced with big names

Thursday night's Talking Footy at The Port Club will be headlined by some massive club names, including senior coach Ken Hinkley.

9:13am  Mar 12, 2014

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Travis
Boak

Captain

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-08-1988
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2014
5
Career
136
Goals
2014
3
Career
77
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
443
Avg
89
TravisBoak

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Torquay
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2006 National Draft, pick 5)
Debut: R12, 2007
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons

Port Adelaide's captain and marquee player, Boak is a former John Cahill Medallist and  one of its highest-rated talents. The skipper enjoyed a standout 2013 earning his first All-Australian selection. A leader both on and off the field, Boak will be aiming to lead the Power to improve on the Power's excellent year in 2013.

Background

  • Boak was drafted to Port Adelaide from the Geelong Falcons with pick 5 in the 2006 National Draft.

Season by season

Season by season

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 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.
  • “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 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.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 25.8
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 88.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Handballs 28 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Disposals 41 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 West Coast Eagles Rd 5
Goals 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 136 Brisbane Lions Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 87 - 120 9 14 23 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 79
2 Adelaide Crows W 127 - 73 9 10 19 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 67
3 North Melbourne L 97 - 90 13 16 29 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 88
4 Brisbane Lions W 159 - 46 13 28 41 7 0 0 1 4 1 1 136
5 West Coast Eagles W 56 - 70 9 8 17 1 0 2 1 7 0 0 73
6 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 1 53 76 129 14 0 6 4 19 3 2 443

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 136
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 10.7
    • Disposals 22.4
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 86.9

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 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2013
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 22, 2013
Tackles 11 Hawthorn Rd 11, 2010
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
2014 Port Adelaide 53 76 129 14 0 6 4 19 3 2 443
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

50 AFL games
Rd 1, 2010 v North Melbourne

100 AFL games
Rd 10, 2012 v Fremantle

50 goals
Rd 15, 2012 v Adelaide

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2013

Brownlow Medal
46 votes

NAB Rising Star
2007 - Rd 19 nominee

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
2011 (winner), 2013 (runner-up)

Fos Williams Medal
2013

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2009

Most Improved Player
2008