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Former skipper loving life back in the middle of the ground.

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Travis
Boak

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-08-1988
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2007
Games
2019
20
Career
263
Goals
2019
9
Career
170
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2138
Avg
107
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, Alberton Sand & Metal

Port Adelaide's former captain, Boak is a John Cahill Medallist and one of its highest-rated talents. A dual All-Australian and triple Fos Williams Medallist, Boak became the club's most capped skipper in the AFL. While he stepped down from the captaincy at the end of 2018, Boak remains a leader amongst his peers with his professionalism and drive to succeed. 

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 one of the club's leading lights.

2017

The skipper had a solid year, racking up the third-most disposals for the Power – averaging 22.5 touches a game. He played all but one game, and was an influential leader in front of goal, kicking 19 majors.

2018

The skipper had another consistent season playing in the forward half of the ground and rotating through the middle. He played every game this season, averaging 21.9 disposals a game while also kicking 19 goals. At the start of Port's 2019 pre-season, Boak stepped aside as captain after six years in the role.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 14.8
    • Handballs 15.9
    • Disposals 30.7
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 106.9

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Western Bulldogs Rd 15
Handballs 24 GWS Giants Rd 19
Disposals 40 GWS Giants Rd 19
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Tackles 9 Adelaide Crows Rd 8
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 144 Melbourne Rd 1

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Melbourne W 61 - 87 17 17 34 9 0 1 3 8 1 2 144
2 Carlton W 88 - 72 17 16 33 6 0 1 0 9 0 0 138
3 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 90 14 21 35 5 0 0 3 4 2 0 118
4 Richmond L 92 - 99 18 15 33 3 0 2 1 4 0 1 109
5 West Coast Eagles W 53 - 95 12 11 23 3 0 1 2 4 0 1 79
6 North Melbourne W 88 - 72 19 19 38 4 0 0 1 4 1 1 127
7 Collingwood L 108 - 69 14 18 32 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 108
8 Adelaide Crows L 68 - 88 18 10 28 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 113
9 Gold Coast Suns W 89 - 51 18 18 36 2 1 2 2 4 0 1 110
10 Hawthorn L 80 - 49 10 16 26 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 80
11 St Kilda W 69 - 139 14 19 33 4 0 0 1 6 2 0 125
13 Fremantle L 100 - 79 15 21 36 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 101
14 Geelong Cats W 67 - 56 16 14 30 5 0 1 1 8 0 0 121
15 Western Bulldogs L 41 - 66 19 13 32 1 0 3 1 5 0 1 107
16 Adelaide Crows W 44 - 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Brisbane Lions L 49 - 97 16 16 32 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 94
18 Richmond L 101 - 63 11 18 29 3 0 2 3 6 0 1 96
19 GWS Giants L 55 - 56 16 24 40 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 114
20 Essendon W 67 - 126 13 10 23 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 91
21 Sydney Swans W 103 - 56 6 7 13 2 0 0 1 5 0 4 59
22 North Melbourne L 144 - 58 13 15 28 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 104
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 11 296 318 614 65 1 24 24 100 9 12 2138

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 263
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 12.0
    • Disposals 23.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 90.5

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 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2017
Hit-outs 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2015
Tackles 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2017
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 18, 2017
AFL Fantasy 153 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Port Adelaide 296 318 614 65 1 24 24 100 9 12 2138
2018 Port Adelaide 238 243 481 86 0 19 20 94 19 13 1920
2017 Port Adelaide 227 268 495 105 0 9 16 99 19 13 2016
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

Awards

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal
2011

Fos Williams Medal (Best Team Man)
2013, 2014, 2015

Gavin Wanganeen Medal (Best player under 21)
2009

Most Improved Player
2008

AFL Awards

Major Peter Badcoe VC Medal
2014, 2015

Showdown Medal
2013 (R3)

All-Australian
2013, 2014

NAB Rising Star
Nomination - 2007