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Matt Jones

Image DOB: 18 October 1987

Debut: Round 1, 2013 against Port Adelaide at MCG
Last game: Round 23, 2016 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: South Croydon/Labrador/Box Hill, Selection #53, 2012 National Draft

Numbers: 45 2013-2016

Games: 61
Goals: 11
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1204919.67

A midfielder drafted at age 25 after a season with Box Hill in the VFL, Jones had been in the Eastern Ranges system as a 16-year old, but was released before reaching their Under 18's program. He returned to South Croydon before playing 2011 in the QAFL.

After joining Box Hill he rapidly improved after a rocky start to the 2012 season to the point where the Demons were happy to take a punt on him with a late draft pick and he impressed in the pre-season to the point where he made his debut in Melbourne's first game of 2013.

He impressed in an often overwhelmed Demon midfield and was one of only a handful of players to appear in every match for the season, eventually finishing fourth in the club's Best and Fairest award.

He played a further 20 games the next season, but late in the year was dropped for the first time in his career with the club and in 2015 he played just nine games after falling out of favour.

In 2016 he was converted into a defender and played 10 games. After being delisted he returned to South Croydon for 2017.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2013 2230
2014 2030
2015 940
2016 1010


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Media
"Jones shocked to be drafted" - melbournefc.com.au 23/11/2012

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