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Defensive duo shine in win over Sydney

Two Power backmen have been recognised for strong performances against the Swans.

10:28am  Aug 14, 2019

Jonas: Important to stay connected as a group

Co-captain says his team is in a positive and united mind frame as they prepare to attack the last portion of the year.

5:25pm  Jul 24, 2019

The best bits: Jonas presser

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5:13pm  Jul 24, 2019

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Tom
Jonas

Co-Captain

Height
188 cm
DOB
09-01-1991
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2019
18
Career
139
Goals
2019
0
Career
1
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1156
Avg
64
TomJonas

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Rostrevor College, Payneham Norwood Union
Clubs: 
Port Adelaide (2011 Rookie Draft, Pick 16)
Debut: 
Rd 21, 2011
Recruited From: 
Norwood
Sponsors: 
Air Joinery, Aussie Ripper Roast

Co-captain alongside Ollie Wines 

A member of Port Adelaide's leadership group, Tom Jonas is a success story for rookies, having worked his way into the side from 2013 under Ken Hinkley as a permanent defender. Can play on talls and smalls and plays a tough, relentless brand of football. A no-nonsense player, he demands a lot from his peers and drives standards within the group. 

TIMELINE

2011

Playing primarily at Norwood in the SANFL, Jonas developed his game significantly across half-back for the Redlegs. He was elevated to the senior list to play against Hawthorn in Round 21 – a baptism by fire in a team that suffered its biggest ever defeat and saw him play on Hawks skipper and 2008 Norm Smith Medallist Luke Hodge. His disciplined, tough and hard approach to his football saw him provide an attacking dimension to Port’s batch of young newcomers.

2012

After strong performances in the SANFL with Norwood, Jonas earned a promotion to the Power's senior list halfway through the year and finished the season in the main group. Promoted to the senior list permanently for 2013.

2013

Established himself as one of the club's most important defenders playing 21 games including two finals. Capable of playing on tall and small opponents, Jonas was similar to Jack Hombsch in providing extra versatility to the Power's defence.

2014

Gained promotion into the leadership group and took that vote of confidence on to the field, continuing to improve his game to become one of the club’s most trusted defenders. Jonas cemented his place in the side as a big-bodied defender capable of playing on a variety of opponents with 22 games including each of the club’s finals. His toughness was proven when he bounced back from a corked hip in the Semi Final to front Hawthorn in the preliminary bout in September.

2015

After battling most of the season with injury, Jonas found himself out of the team and he was forced to work his way back through the SANFL.

2016

His season was derailed by injury and suspension. A six-game ban for a hit on West Coast's Andrew Gaff put a line through Jonas for much of the year, before injury curtailed the rest of his season. Did not return after Round 9.

2017

After missing a large part of season 2016, Jonas was back in fine form with the Power in 2017. The key defender played 21 games for the year, and was influential in Port’s great defensive record.

2018

Another great season for Tom Jonas is 2018, with the key defender playing a crucial role in a relatively inexperienced defensive group. Jonas averaged 17 touches and eight marks from his 18 appearances - missing four games with a niggling knee injury. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 15.7
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 64.2

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Sydney Swans Rd 21
Handballs 8 Carlton Rd 2
Disposals 24 Sydney Swans Rd 21
Marks 13 St Kilda Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Richmond Rd 18
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 98 St Kilda Rd 11

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 61 - 87 6 6 12 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 42
2 Carlton W 88 - 72 9 8 17 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 69
3 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 90 10 5 15 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 54
4 Richmond L 92 - 99 15 4 19 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 86
5 West Coast Eagles W 53 - 95 9 4 13 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
6 North Melbourne W 88 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood L 108 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Adelaide Crows L 68 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns W 89 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Hawthorn L 80 - 49 12 6 18 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 75
11 St Kilda W 69 - 139 16 3 19 13 0 0 1 2 0 0 98
13 Fremantle L 100 - 79 11 6 17 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 75
14 Geelong Cats W 67 - 56 5 2 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 32
15 Western Bulldogs L 41 - 66 15 3 18 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 64
16 Adelaide Crows W 44 - 101 9 3 12 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 53
17 Brisbane Lions L 49 - 97 12 6 18 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 74
18 Richmond L 101 - 63 12 3 15 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 90
19 GWS Giants L 55 - 56 13 6 19 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 78
20 Essendon W 67 - 126 10 4 14 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 36
21 Sydney Swans W 103 - 56 17 7 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
22 North Melbourne L 144 - 58 10 5 15 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 43
23 Fremantle W 110 - 67 6 5 11 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 52
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 197 86 283 95 0 9 15 36 0 0 1156

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 139
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 4.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 56.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2018
Handballs 19 Sydney Swans Rd 2, 2015
Disposals 30 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2018
Marks 15 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Collingwood Rd 21, 2017
Goals 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2014
AFL Fantasy 118 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Port Adelaide 197 86 283 95 0 9 15 36 0 0 1156
2018 Port Adelaide 215 86 301 141 0 23 17 35 0 0 1352
2017 Port Adelaide 186 100 286 111 0 16 17 54 0 0 1272
2016 Port Adelaide 63 51 114 32 0 2 8 20 0 1 446
2015 Port Adelaide 100 128 228 62 0 10 15 39 0 0 863
2014 Port Adelaide 189 144 333 111 0 10 20 48 1 0 1336
2013 Port Adelaide 125 140 265 66 0 12 29 49 0 1 975
2012 Port Adelaide 47 48 95 21 0 8 5 23 0 0 385
2011 Port Adelaide 10 21 31 3 0 1 1 8 0 0 111

Legend

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M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
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G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Awards

Club awards

Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man)
2018

Coaches' Award
2012

AFL awards

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