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Kepler
Bradley

Height
198 cm
DOB
13-11-1985
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2004
Games
117
Goals
87
KeplerBradley

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Kingsley/West Perth
Clubs: Essendon: (2004-07: 49 games) Fremantle
Draft information: National Draft 2007, pick 69
Debut: Round 1 2004 v Port Adelaide
Recruited from: Essendon
Brownlow Votes: 4

Outlook: Has been working hard to recover from a knee reconstruction. The positive is that it happened early in the 2013 season, meaning he could be available for selection in the early rounds of 2014.

What the coach says (Peter Sumich): Back into training with his knee, so he’s up and running.

AFL Fantasy: He will be cheap for an experienced player, but hold off until he has earned the right for another crack in Freo’s forward line.
 

Season by Season

Season by Season

Bradley made a solid start to the season but his year was cut short when he tore the ACL in his knee against Richmond in round 5.

To say Bradley had an up and down season in 2011 is an understatement. He started the year in terrific form as Freo’s focal point up forward, kicking 20 goals through the first 10 rounds. But injury, and then form, saw the popular Bradley struggle to get back into the side. After round 12 he only managed to play four more games and kick four goals. Still, Bradley finished tied with Chris Mayne as Freo’s top goalscorer in 2011 with 25 goals. 2012 looms as a pivotal year for his career.

Bradley had to wait until round 8 to play his first AFL game in 2010 and the former Essendon Bomber grasped his opportunity with a strong display against Brisbane at the Gabba. He played as a forward and a backup ruckman this season. One of Kepler's best performances was a four-goal effort in round 10 against North Melbourne at Subiaco Oval.

Kepler Bradley had another vacillating season in 2012, appearing in 12 games for six goals. It’s been a similar case in the five seasons the former Essendon Bomber has spent at Freo – he hasn’t managed more than 15 appearances in any season as a Freo Docker.

After not playing between rounds 4-14 in 2012, Bradley won his spot back in the team and appeared in the Elimination Final win over Geelong. But he was omitted in favour of Zac Clarke for Freo’s Semi Final clash with Adelaide the following week.

2013 shapes as career-defining for the popular forward.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Bradley made a solid start to the season but his year was cut short when he tore the ACL in his knee against Richmond in round 5.

To say Bradley had an up and down season in 2011 is an understatement. He started the year in terrific form as Freo’s focal point up forward, kicking 20 goals through the first 10 rounds. But injury, and then form, saw the popular Bradley struggle to get back into the side. After round 12 he only managed to play four more games and kick four goals. Still, Bradley finished tied with Chris Mayne as Freo’s top goalscorer in 2011 with 25 goals. 2012 looms as a pivotal year for his career.

Bradley had to wait until round 8 to play his first AFL game in 2010 and the former Essendon Bomber grasped his opportunity with a strong display against Brisbane at the Gabba. He played as a forward and a backup ruckman this season. One of Kepler's best performances was a four-goal effort in round 10 against North Melbourne at Subiaco Oval.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 117
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.1
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 3.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2005
Handballs 17 Adelaide Crows Rd 3, 2011
Disposals 26 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2005
Marks 11 Melbourne Rd 12, 2006
Hit-outs 25 Brisbane Lions Rd 16, 2009
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2012
Goals 4 Richmond Rd 7, 2011
AFL Fantasy 99 Richmond Rd 15, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

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

50th game: round 1 2008 v Collingwood

100th game: round 24 2011 v Western Bulldogs

Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for:
Being a good character at the footy club

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL):
Bulldogs last year on Anzac day

Most admired player at another club:
Buddy Franklin

Favourite ground to play on:
MCG

Best part about training:
Get train with all your good mates, I love my job

Weights or running:
Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year:
Goal of the year

Which skill do you need to most work on:
Contested marking

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:
Kepler Bradley gets the ball and snaps it through for a goal and wins the grandfinal for the Fremantle Dockers

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012:
Lance Franklin

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse:
Flat tyre

What is the first thing you would do if you were Andrew Demetriou for a day:
Leave the rules alone

Favourite meal the night before a game:
Pasta

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game:
M83

One thing you would change about the world:
Poverty

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game:
Playstation and Fifa

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish:
Paul Duffield, chicken mushroom risotto

Your favourite line from a movie:
Harry, I took care of it (from Dumb and Dumber)

What’s your favourite dance move:
I just get my arms going everywhere

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia:
Queensland

Where would you recommend visiting within your state:
Margaret River