John Meesen

Image DOB: 20 June 1986

MFC Debut: Round 3, 2009 against Port Adelaide at Football Park
Last Game: Round 6, 2009 against Geelong at MCG

From Modewarre/Geelong Falcons/Adelaide. Traded for 2007 National Draft selection #38, and selection #22, 2009 Rookie Draft

Number: 26 (2009)

Games: 4 (6 total)
Goals: 0
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Originally drafted by Adelaide with selection #8 in the 2004 National Draft, Meesen battled injuries while developing at Norwood and didn't break into the Crows' senior side until late 2007. At the end of that year he was traded to Melbourne for National Draft selection #38, and spent 2008 struggling to find form at Sandringham. With the retirement of Jeff White at the end of 2007, he got his opportunity in early 2009 when Mark Jamar was injured. Meesen retained his spot for a month, playing in Melbourne's first win of the season, before succumbing to stress fractures in his foot and missing the rest of the season.

At the end of the year he was delisted, under new list rules that allowed the club to redraft him as a rookie if no other club picked him first. He was overlooked in both the national and pre-season drafts, and went back to Melbourne with selection #22 in the Rookie Draft. Injuries meant he didn't play another match, working with Casey as a ruck coach while on the sidelines in 2010. Another operation kept him out of 2011, and eventually ended his AFL career. His stress fracture was reportedly only the third of its type seen amongst athletes around the world.

In October 2010 Meesen was appointed a part-time development coach with Casey, and after the 2011 season he returned to the Geelong area as an assistant coach with Modewarre. In the summer of 2014 and 2015 he played for the Tiwi Bombers of the NTFL, and also for Balwyn in 2015. Joined Modewarre again in 2018.

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