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Jack Redden

Age: 28yr 9mth    Games: 211     Born: December 9, 1990     Origin: Glenelg Football Club
Height: 190cm     Weight: 85kg     Position: Midfield
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #25 2008 National Draft by Brisbane Lions
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Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2021   AFL Player Contracts
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Jack Redden Biography

Saturday, 6 October 2018
Elliot Yeo claims his second John Worsfold Medal as the Eagles' best and fairest for the 2018 season.

Following a stunning transformation from All Australian half-back to elite midfielder this season, Yeo (273 votes) was a clear winner from ex-Brisbane teammate Jack Redden (231) and captain Shannon Hurn (222).

"It's a truly honourable experience to be able to win a second club champ," Yeo said.

"It's been a pretty good week, to be honest. It was my birthday on Monday, we won a flag on Saturday and I was able to be crowned today as well."

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
As he prepares to be part of West Coast's 2018 Grand Final side, Jack Redden admits he feared his teammates didn't rate him after struggling in his early days at the club.

"I had a hernia in my stomach. So I was pretty underdone, because I was playing with that hernia for two years at Brisbane," Redden explained.

"When you're not going as well as you want, you start to think your teammates don't rate you. And then you get a bit of negative media, and then you start to doubt yourself.

"I think that's only natural. But I'm glad I could stick it out. I think I've come out the other side a stronger and better player."

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Nine rounds into 2018, Jack Redden feels he's struck career-best form and the Eagles are flying, a game clear on top of the ladder after thumping Richmond.

"Pretty much the reason why I avoided going back home to Adelaide was I thought with the list at West Coast there was a good opportunity for success," Redden said.

"It didn't pan out the way the club would have liked and personally my form at the start but I think the list is in really good shape and there's definitely potential there."

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Jack Redden signs a new three-year deal to remain at West Coast until the end of 2021.
"He has the ability to win the ball inside the contest and he loves applying pressure, which is something we really need at stoppages following Matt Priddis’ retirement," Eagles list manager Brady Rawlings said of Redden.

"Jack brings us that each week, but he also has the ability to run, cover the ground and spread to space, which is critical these days."

Monday, 22 January 2018
Jack Redden hopes to spend more time in the Eagles' midfield in 2018 and admits to not playing to his best since moving from the Lions.

"Probably the timing of me coming over here with the trade I had a few injuries and a few setbacks (which) wasn't ideal," Redden said.

"But I think I've learnt a lot from that as a person and as a player, so hopefully I can play my best footy over here."

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Jack Redden says being dropped for West Coast's last clash with Port Adelaide steeled his resolve and inspired his strongest patch of form since joining the Eagles.

The former Lion is preparing for his first final since 2009 against the Power on Saturday night, having nailed down his spot over the past seven games.

"It just makes you want it that little bit more, and I was able to have a good mindset going into the WAFL game, had a good game there and came back into the side the next week," he said.

"So I've taken that mindset into the latter half of the season this year."

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
West Coast drop underperforming recruit Jack Redden from their senior side.

After playing every game this year since his trade from the Brisbane Lions, Redden has run out of chances, having only averaged 17 disposals in the Eagles' lacklustre midfield.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Jack Redden says he has some work to do to be fit to face his old side the Brisbane Lions in round one following a frustrating summer with adductor issues.

"Ideally I'd love to play, but I've got a lot of work to do before round one," he said.

"I had a hernia repair so I'm still recovering from that. I'm in a position this week where I'll play a bit of game time, hopefully. I've got a bit of work to do for round one so we'll see how I go."

Wednesday, 6 January 2016
West Coast recruit Jack Redden has suffered a setback in his recovery from an adductor injury, but coach Adam Simpson says the midfielder is still a chance to play in the NAB Challenge.

"He missed the last part of the year at Brisbane with the same injury, so it's more about recovering from that," Simpson said.

"I think we're over the hump, so hopefully he will be available for NAB Challenge.

"It's hard to predict, but at the moment without any hiccups I think he'll play some games."

Tuesday, 22 December 2015
After seven years playing alongside one another, this is the first pre-season Tom Rockliff has undergone without his great mate, Jack Redden.

"He's been here the whole time and we've come through together, so it has been a little bit different," Rockliff said.

"He lived around the corner and our dogs were best mates, so they're struggling."

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Jack Redden is an Eagle after West Coast agreed to send its first-round pick to the Brisbane Lions in exchange for the midfielder.

West Coast held draft pick No.17, which is now in the Lions' hands.

"We are thrilled and excited to have a player of Jack’s quality and experience coming to the club and he will add another dimension to our midfield," West Coast football manager Craig Vozzo said.

"We look forward to Jack joining our club and playing his part in our vision for sustained success.

"He is a strong-bodied inside midfielder and aside from being an impressive young man, he brings with him attributes that will strengthen our list. We look forward to welcoming Jack and his fiancée Aimee to the club."

Wednesday, 2 September 2015
West Coast is believed to be the preferred destination for 24-year-old Brisbane Lions midfielder Jack Redden after he told the club on Tuesday he wanted to seek a trade despite a year remaining on his contract.

The consistent midfielder has also attracted preliminary interest from several Victorian clubs, and Adelaide is understood to be also monitoring the South Australian.

Jack Redden says he is seeking a trade from the Lions to reinvigorate himself.

"I just feel like my football has gone stale over the past two years and I need a fresh start," Redden said.

"I feel like a fresh environment will help me get back to playing to my potential."

Redden spoke to coach Justin Leppitsch on Tuesday and he said it was a hard conversation to have.

"It was one of the toughest things I've had to do," Redden said.

"I've got so many great friends at Brisbane and have built up a lot of great relationships over the years.

"I respect the footy club so much. That's why this is so hard."

Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Jack Redden expresses his intention to seek a trade from the Brisbane Lions.

"Jack's contracted to 2016, when he would be a free agent at the end of that period. I can tell you that he's thinking of requesting to move. We're reluctant on that," Lions list manager Peter Schwab said.

"He's an experienced player which we haven't got many of, a 100-game player and [is] very popular around the club and a required player.

"When that happens it's always disappointing. We'll try and talk to Jack and see if we can change his mind, but if we can't and that doesn't happen then that gets the ball rolling and we'll see what happens."

Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Jack Redden has had successful groin surgery and will be right to resume training early in the pre-season.

Redden played in Saturday night's heavy loss against Adelaide, but went in for surgery early this week to fix the lingering problem.

Lions physical performance coordinator Matt Hass said it went well.

"All reports are that everything went well and Jack will kick off his rehab," Hass said.

"It's a fairly lengthy rehab process but he should be right to join in early in pre-season and complete most of that, and will definitely be right for round one."

Sunday, 8 February 2015
Jack Redden says being out with an ankle injury last year has allowed him to study and better understand Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch's gameplan.

"Leppa (coach Justin Leppitsch) came in last year with a new gameplan, and ... watching from the top you can watch it all unfold and you can see the team defence and how important it is," Redden said.

"That's one part of my game I need to improve and we've identified that. It was good for me because I could sit above and watch how it all unfolds and how it works and I can play instinctive footy when I know that."

Redden says he is hoping to improve his outside game as a midfielder in 2015.

"One of my focuses has been to get more outside footy to add to my game," he said.

"I've been working closely with (assistant coach) Danny Daly on how I can improve my game in that sense. I've got the run and capabilities to get that outside footy, it's just working through running patterns and studying the game as to where I can pick up that extra four or five possessions a game, so it's not just the inside stuff.

"If I could bring that into my game I think I could be a lot more damaging and have a lot more impact on the game."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Collingwood has confirmed its interest in Brisbane Lions midfielder Jack Redden as it seeks adequate compensation for the likely loss of Dayne Beams.

"If Dayne Beams does go we obviously want compensation for that, like for like, a dollar for a dollar," Magpies football manager Rodney Eade said.

"We've got a player who finished 15th in the Brownlow after missing three or four games so you'd think he's in the top 10 midfielders (in the competition).

"It's become public [that] what we've put on the table is a draft pick and one of five or six players."

Friday, 4 July 2014
Jack Redden will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery.

Redden, 23, has a stress fracture in his left ankle and had surgery to remove bone spurs that caused the injury.

He had played 112 successive games since making his debut in round 15, 2009 – the fifth longest unbroken streak since debut in AFL history.

Redden could have undergone a less invasive surgery and been available for the final two or three matches of the year, but the club chose a more cautious approach.

Taking the aggressive line would have required further surgery post-season and compromised Redden's 2015 pre-season.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Jack Redden's streak of 112 consecutive games since debut could come to an end, with the Brisbane Lions midfielder suffering a 'hot spot' in his left ankle.

Redden posted a photo on social media site Instagram on Monday night with his left foot in a moonboot.

He will see a specialist later in the week to determine the extent of the injury, but did not train with his teammates at the Gabba on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Daniel Rich and Jack Redden will play their 100th games together for the Brisbane Lions against Geelong at the Gabba in round 2.

"I'm pretty excited and honoured to run out in my 100th game with one of my good mates," Rich said.

"It's going to be a pretty special occasion.

"It's pretty exciting we can share this first little milestone together after having been through a fair bit together."

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Jack Redden has agreed to a new two-year deal that will keep the South Australian at the Lions until the end of 2016.

"I really had no intentions of going home," Redden said.

"I love it up here. I love the club. It's been a great six years here so I'm rapt to sign another two-year deal."

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Lion Jack Redden admits he needs to improve his kicking before he can join the midfield elite.

"I'm not naturally a skilful player so I've got to work pretty hard on my kicking," Redden said.

"I do emphasise that and put extras into my kicking … and do a lot of one-on-one work."

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Brisbane Lions midfielder Jack Redden says he won't be succumbing to the lure of his home town, Adelaide, any time soon.

"I've signed on until the end of 2014, so I'm not moving home any time soon," Redden said.

"I'm happy where the club's going. I think there's a bright future here as well, so I'm staying around Brisbane."

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Midfield ace Jack Redden signs a new three-year deal with Brisbane.

"I'm rapt that I've signed when I have so now I can focus on my footy," Redden said.

"It's a good, young, developing group at the Brisbane Lions. The boys have shown a bit of loyalty to hang around. There's a good bunch of young prospects that have signed and that helped me.

"Also, I'm good mates with a lot of the boys here so I'm excited for the future."

Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Jack Redden becomes the third Brisbane Lion to win a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in 2010 after notching 22 disposals in a loss to St Kilda.

"Late last year I finished off playing the season in the ones. My main focus for 2010 was to play consistent senior footy," Redden said.

"My main focus was to build up in the gym so I could stand up for myself in different situations. I put on about six kilos over summer."

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