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Jarrod Harbrow

Last played for Gold Coast Suns in 2021
Games: 262     Born: July 18, 1988     Origin: Murray Bushrangers
Playing Height: 178cm     Playing Weight: 73kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 2, Pick #27 2006 Rookie Draft by Western Bulldogs
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Jarrod Harbrow Biography

Monday, 25 February 2019
Gold Coast appoints David Swallow and Jarrod Witts as co-captains for the 2019 season.

Witts and Swallow will form a new look eight-man leadership group that includes Touk Miller and Pearce Hanley as vice-captains and Alex Sexton, Jarrod Harbrow, Brayden Fiorini and George Horlin-Smith.

"It's very humbling. It's quite a proud moment for myself," Swallow said.

"I'm really confident with the program and the leaders underneath that we'll see success in the near future."

Saturday, 1 September 2018
Jarrod Harbrow is crowned Gold Coast's 2018 club champion.

Harbrow played all 22 games, averaged 22 disposals and was a constant barometer for energy and intensity in a backline that was often under pressure.

Harbrow polled 390 votes to finish in front of Touk Miller (351) and first-year recruit Lachie Weller (336).

Thursday, 30 August 2018
Jarrod Harbrow is off the free-agency list after signing a new two-year deal with Gold Coast.

"Iím really invested, as much as Iíve ever been, and the confidence Iíve got from the club and their help in my development both on and off the field, helped me put pen to paper," he said.

"The program put in place and the people he has bought in so far have really made a big difference."

Friday, 27 July 2018
Inaugural Jarrad Harbrow will become its first playing life member this week in his 150th game for the club when the Suns host Carlton at Metricon Stadium.

"I've always put the club first, put the playing group first and I don't think that'll change much," Harbrow said.

"I just give my all wherever I'm at. If I've been able to play my part and play a small role in this club, then that's what I value."

Monday, 28 May 2018
Jarrod Harbrow says he hasn't started contract negotiations with Gold Coast despite his current deal expiring at the end of 2018.

"There hasn't been much chat at all, it's probably something I should actually ask my manager pretty soon, haven't really thought about it too much at all," he said.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Jarrod Harbrow has been banned from driving for four months after pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge.

Harbrow, 29, faced Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday after recording a blood-alcohol reading of 0.108 during a roadside breath test at 8am on June 5.

The court heard the Suns defender had been drinking red wine the night before with his mother.

In addition to having his licence suspended, Harbrow was fined $700, though no conviction was recorded.

Harbrow's lawyer Darren Mahoney said his client's actions were out of character and he had been embarrassed by the incident.

"He has dedicated himself to his career and also assisting people in the community," Mahoney said.

Sunday, 11 June 2017
The Suns have finalised the Jarrod Harbrow's punishment after he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last Monday morning.

Harbrow, who will enrol in the Queensland traffic offenders program, has been ordered by the Suns to make a $5000 donation to a relevant road trauma and education program.

The club also issued Harbrow with a $5000 suspended fine.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Jarrod Harbrow has sworn off alcohol for the rest of the season after being charged with drink driving.

"This isn't acceptable and it was a really poor judgement I made," Harbrow said.

"I'm incredibly embarrassed and ashamed of my actions and I want to apologise to the football club, the supporters and my family and teammates for letting them down."

Monday, 5 June 2017
Jarrod Harbrow is charged by Queensland Police for drink driving and will not play for the Suns against Hawthorn this week at the MCG.

"Jarrod has expressed to us that he is extremely embarrassed by his actions and understands his poor judgement has let many people and his club down," Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft said.

"In the next period of time, Jarrod will have to work hard to regain the trust and respect of his teammates, peers and the wider Gold Coast community."

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Jarrod Harbrow and Gary Ablett are dropped from the Suns' leadership group for 2017.

Harbrow and Ablett are replaced by off-season recruit Michael Barlow and midfielder Touk Miller.

Michael Rischitelli, Matt Rosa and David Swallow have held their spots in the group, alongside co-captains Steven May and Tom Lynch.

"Michael Rischitelli, Matt Rosa and David Swallow are already established leaders at our football club and in Michael and David's case they've been playing that role for some time," Suns coach Rodney Eade said.

"Similar to Matty Rosa last year, Michael Barlow has made an immediate impact on the playing group, leading by example on and off the field, and his elevation to the player leadership group demonstrates the influence he has had on the team in a relatively short period of time."

Sunday, 4 September 2016
Geelong star and domestic violence campaigner Jimmy Bartel is one of four players named as finalists for the 2016 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award.

Gold Coast veteran Jarrod Harbrow, Port Adelaide defender Jack Hombsch and Melbourne backman Neville Jetta have also been selected after being nominated by their respective clubs.

Friday, 2 September 2016
Tom Lynch has made it back-to-back best and fairests for Gold Coast with a runaway win at Southport Sharks Events Centre on Friday night.

The vice-captain celebrated an emphatic victory, racking up 209 votes to win by 80 from nearest challenger Jarrod Harbrow (129).

Versatile third-year player Jack Martin finished third on 102 votes.

"I'm proud of the achievement," Lynch said.

"I think I've got a fair bit to improve on.

"I can still improve on my strength. Another pre-season under JC (high performance manager Justin Cordy), who has made a massive improvement for me, just made me quicker, a bit more dynamic, so I'm looking forward to improving that.

"I can still improve my goalkicking. I kicked pretty well this year, but towards the end I missed a few I'd like to have kicked."

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Jarrod Harbrow will miss Gold Coast's final round match against Port Adelaide with a broken hand.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Gold Coast has established the Jarrod Harbrow Leadership academy to help elite indigenous athletes from the region.

The Suns veteran has secured $20,000 from the AFL through the Jim Stynes scholarship fund to establish the body, which is aligned with the Suns' academy.

Every indigenous player on the Suns' list will be involved in the academy as coaches and mentors, and Harbrow has struck a deal will see every academy member get the same access to facilities, strength and conditioning and health professionals that he enjoys as an AFL footballer.

"We are after the cream of the crop of young indigenous talent from the Gold Coast from a range of different sports," Harbrow said.

"We will bring kids into the academy and teach them leadership, teach them to make good decisions on and off the field and how to represent themselves and their family in the community."

Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Jarrod Harbrow, Danny Stanley and Alex Sexton sign new contracts to remain with Gold Coast.

"The first couple of years were challenging, but the team is going in the right direction," Harbrow said.

"We've got a really good group who are desperate for Gold Coast to succeed."

Saturday, 7 September 2013
Gary Ablett has kept his perfect record intact, being named as the Gold Coast Suns' club champion for the third straight year.

The star midfielder polled 260 votes to win from Dion Prestia (213) and Jaeger O'Meara (204) in front of a sold-out crowd at the Sharks Event Centre on the Gold Coast.

Queenslanders Rory Thompson (162) and Jarrod Harbrow (149) rounded out the top five.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Jarrod Harbrow will move into a more prominent midfield role in 2013 after spending most of his time with the Suns' backline in years past.

"I will be spending more time up-field, up on the wing," Harbrow said.

"I'll spend some time in the backline but also some time in the midfield. That's where I've been training. I've been playing a fair bit on the wing and it's something I'm comfortable with."

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
His style on the field may be flashy, but Gold Coast's Jarrod Harbrow has become a dependable leader off it as he gets set to play his 100th game.

"He's brought a real sense of culture," Gold Coast development coach Andy Lovell said of Harbrow.

"His ability to work with Harley Bennell and Liam Patrick has been outstanding, he's really helped them grow and develop as people.

"He's been an ear for them. He understands them. Bennell and Patrick look up to someone like Jarrod Harbrow because he's older, more experienced, he's lived in the AFL system for a lot longer than they have and he's a grounded person."

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Injured Sun Jarrod Harbrow says he is relishing his role as a mentor to Gold Coast's younger indigenous players.

"I had some experience at Melbourne playing at the Bulldogs, my former club, where there wasn't a lot of senior (indigenous) players so I had to learn the ropes and guide the boys best I could," he said.

"So coming to the Gold Coast I took on the senior role and we've got young boys coming through now like Harley Bennell and Steven May from the NT.

"They've fitted in really well and we're more of a support or voice for them if they need comfort or someone to fall on."

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Gold Coast defender Jarrod Harbrow is excited at the thought of playing in front of his home town in Cairns against Richmond in round 17.

"It's the first time I've played on that oval since I was 15 (when he won an under-16 Grand Final for South Cairns) and it's going to be an awesome feeling," Harbrow said.

"To run out and play in front of my family and friends, it's going to be one of the highlights so far of my career."

Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Western Bulldogs forward Daniel Giansiracusa says players won't go out of their way to give former teammate Jarrod Harbrow a hard time this weekend when they meet him as a Gold Coast Sun.

"I read in the paper that he thinks there might be a bit coming for him. But like any other player out there we'll just treat him like the rest of them," Giansiracusa said.®

"He was a fantastic player for us and we won't shake hands before the game probably. but we'll definitely shake hands with him after hopefully getting a win."

Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Western Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade is confident that Adam Cooney, Ryan Griffen and Jarrod Harbrow will re-sign before season's end, keeping them away from Gold Coast's reach.

"I would like to think they would and I'm confident because of our environment and culture and the fact the team has been together for a while," Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade said.

"No club is going to be able to match the Gold Coast's money. But our team has been relatively successful in winning games and making the finals and we'd like to think that's going to be enough."

Thursday, 23 July 2009
Bulldogs backman Ryan Hargrave believes he has teammate Jarrod Harbrow to thank for his reinvention as a running defender this season.

"Dale Morris and Brian Lake have been playing more of the key position defender roles, which has helped, while Jarrod has definitely contributed to the move as well," Hargrave said.

"He's taking the small defender, which means I'm getting the one in the middle whereas I used to be on a key tall or a key small and I've had to concentrate on them.

"It's left me with more of an attacking role from defence, which has been really good. I've really enjoyed it."

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Western Bulldog Jarrod Harbrow says his time as a small forward has helped him down back in defence.

"It gives me a bit of an advantage. It gives me a bit of a step forward, knowing what the forwards are going to do," he said.

"You can sort of predict ahead and get a bit of time ahead of your small forward."

Sunday, 5 April 2009
Western Bulldogs midfielder Tim Callan is a late withdrawal from Sunday's clash with North Melbourne, to be replaced by Jarrod Harbrow.
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