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Mayne's defensive eye-opener

A pre-season spent training as a defender has helped Fremantle's Chris Mayne rediscover his best up forward

6:05pm  May 8, 2015

Mayne a maniac: Ballas

Hayden Ballantyne has called Chris Mayne a tackling machine

3:39pm  May 6, 2015

Mayne back to his best

Chris Mayne returned to top form with four goals and 12 tackles against Melbourne

10:45am  May 4, 2015

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Chris
Mayne

Height
188 cm
DOB
02-11-1988
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2015
15
Career
143
Goals
2015
19
Career
169
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1200
Avg
80
ChrisMayne

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Belmont (WA)
Recruited from: Perth (WA)
Draft information: National Draft 2007 - pick 40
Debut: Round 2, 2008 v Hawthorn
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 5

Outlook: A brilliant tackler in the forward line, look for Mayne to hit the scoreboard more this year, as he did in his excellent 2013 year.

What the coach says (Marc Webb): Chris is really fit. He ran a personal best in the 3km time trial. He’s trained forward and back, which is a great opportunity for him to build his game.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Mayne was still very good at applying pressure in Freo’s forward line,
but his goal numbers were down on his previous two seasons. He’ll look to return as a scoring threat next year.

An elite pressure forward and one of the best set-shots in the game. Mayne took his game to a higher level in 2013 and has been instrumental in Fremantle's rise to a top four side. One of the most accurate set-shots in the game for the second year running.

Chris Mayne had a season to savour in front of the big sticks in 2012, recording one of the most accurate goal-kicking seasons in VFL/AFL history.                  

He kicked 39 goals and seven behinds for the year - an 84.8 per cent conversion rate.

Even more remarkable was his kicking from set-shots.

Mayne booted 25.4 at a brilliant 86.2 per cent success rate. At one stage of the season he had converted 22 straight shots.

Mayne only failed to register a goal in four of his 23 games this season, but even if he failed to hit the scoreboard, he more than made up for it with his relentless pressure in attack.

He had 403 pressure acts at an average of 17.5 per game over the season, the most by a Freo forward.

He also took a number of big marks, highlighted by a great grab against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium in round 18.

This was a breakout season for Mayne and he will look to continue his development in 2013.

Charity partner ambassador: Starlight Children’s Foundation

Mayne was pleased to have played all 22 games for Freo this season after only managing 14 and five in the previous two seasons because of injury. He was Freo’s equal leading goalkicker along with Kepler Bradley on 25. Mayne finished top four in total marks (94) this season and had the most tackles (92) at the club. The latter statistic highlights the crucial pressure he applied to opposition defences to lock the ball in Freo’s forward half. One area he has worked hard to improve is his kicking for goal. Mayne booted 23 behinds this season and will be looking to convert more opportunities into six pointers in 2012.

Mayne was an important player to the team in 2010, with his pressure skills inside the attacking half a highlight of his game. He also chimed in with 16 goals despite missing 10 games from rounds 12-21. He will be hoping to go to the next level in his fourth year of AFL football in 2011.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 80.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Carlton Rd 16
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 13
Disposals 22 Collingwood Rd 13
Marks 9 Richmond Rd 17
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 14
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 149 Melbourne Rd 5

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide W 75 - 68 1 6 7 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 35
2 Geelong Cats W 60 - 104 6 8 14 7 0 1 0 7 1 1 91
3 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 111 6 10 16 6 0 1 0 2 2 0 77
4 Sydney Swans W 74 - 60 6 6 12 3 0 2 2 3 2 2 61
5 Melbourne W 50 - 118 11 7 18 9 0 2 0 12 4 1 149
6 Essendon W 80 - 52 5 7 12 3 0 1 0 8 1 0 77
7 Western Bulldogs W 88 - 101 6 9 15 4 0 0 0 10 1 0 94
8 North Melbourne W 115 - 42 5 7 12 2 0 2 0 5 2 0 69
9 Adelaide Crows W 57 - 68 4 10 14 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 47
10 Richmond L 70 - 97 4 10 14 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 43
11 Gold Coast Suns W 46 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood W 80 - 73 8 14 22 3 0 0 1 6 0 1 83
14 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 48 7 3 10 6 0 1 1 14 0 2 101
15 Hawthorn L 115 - 43 4 5 9 7 0 0 1 6 1 0 70
16 Carlton W 95 - 53 12 6 18 6 0 1 0 9 4 1 128
17 Richmond W 78 - 82 7 6 13 9 0 1 2 3 1 2 75
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 2 92 114 206 71 0 15 8 92 19 10 1200

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 143
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 70.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Western Bulldogs Rd 15, 2012
Handballs 14 Collingwood Rd 13, 2015
Disposals 23 Melbourne Rd 9, 2013
Marks 10 Adelaide Crows Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Richmond Rd 21, 2012
Tackles 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2015
Goals 4 Carlton Rd 16, 2015
AFL Fantasy 149 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Fremantle 92 114 206 71 0 15 8 92 19 10 1200
2014 Fremantle 118 186 304 106 0 21 8 91 13 11 1494
2013 Fremantle 190 198 388 141 3 33 16 110 37 12 2051
2012 Fremantle 163 158 321 109 5 29 5 83 39 7 1724
2011 Fremantle 128 137 265 94 1 19 16 92 25 23 1453
2010 Fremantle 75 90 165 61 0 10 8 45 16 9 859
2009 Fremantle 27 24 51 20 1 4 0 14 10 4 314
2008 Fremantle 105 118 223 72 1 16 5 32 10 8 965

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

50 games: Round 15, 2011 v Gold Coast

100 games: Round 20, 2013 v GWS Giants

 

Q & A

Your nickname: Mayney, Chopper or Noodles

One word to describe you: Passionate

Favourite player to watch growing up: Wayne Carey

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad

Toughest individual opponent: Zac Dawson

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Tommy Sheridan

Thriftiest player at your club: Tommy Sheridan

The next big thing at your club: Matt Taberner

The smartest thing you have been told: Everything I’ve been told is smart

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Do you have any strange phobias: Nope

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Suits, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Smurfs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Professional Golfer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Up and Go

Your last meal would be: Bacon Deluxe

Your favourite holiday destination: Bali

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Matthew McConaughey

What are your three essential items: Phone, wallet and keys

Most useless thing you have bought: Game for a PS4

Best subject at school: Sport

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: The Masters