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Jeff Garlett

Last played for Melbourne Demons in 2019
Games: 185     Born: August 3, 1989     Origin: Swan Districts
Playing Height: 180cm     Playing Weight: 72kg     Position: Forward
First Drafted: Round 1, Pick #6 2008 Rookie Draft by Carlton Blues
Last Drafted: Round 5, Pick #85 2010 National Draft by Carlton Blues
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Jeff Garlett Biography

Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Jeff Garlett and Declan Keilty are delisted by Melbourne.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Jeff Garlett is highly unlikely to play again in 2019 after requiring surgery for a dislocated shoulder sustained at training.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Jeff Garlett has avoided surgery on his right shoulder, but the injury will still sideline the forward for four to six weeks.

Garlett dislocated his shoulder in a marking contest during the third term of the Demons' JLT Community Series clash with Richmond.

"He consulted with a surgeon yesterday who advised that we don’t go down the surgical option, which is sort of what we thought after the injury anyway," Demons elite performance manager Dave Misson said.

"It came back in (the shoulder) pretty easily so now it's a matter of strengthening up that joint and making sure he can function properly."

Monday, 15 August 2016
Jeff Garlett is battling a skin infection on the lower part of his right leg, with the club unsure if the 27-year-old will miss any football.

He only came down with the affliction on Sunday night.

Garlett walked into the club on crutches on Monday morning, and had his foot and ankle bandaged.

His infection is not contagious.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
Jeff Garlett signs a three-year contract to remain at Melbourne until the end of 2019.

"Since arriving at Melbourne, Jeff has built really strong relationships within the football department," general manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said.

"Jeff has been durable and has been a consistent performer already and we look forward to him continuing to create more scoring opportunities in the forward half."

Monday, 11 May 2015
Jeff Garlett has escaped conviction over a brawl during which he was knocked unconscious on his 25th birthday.

Garlett pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrate's Court on Monday to one charge of behaving in a riotous manner over the August 3 brawl in Melbourne's CBD last year involving dozens of men.

He was placed on a diversion program until mid-November and must continue volunteer work mentoring children.

Prosecutor Geoff Adams described the incident as "pretty horrific".

Garlett's lawyer Bernie Balmer said Garlett, who wouldn't comment, was now a different person, and was keen to be a role model to indigenous youth.

"It's all behind him," Balmer told reporters.

"Keep in mind, Jeff was absolutely knocked out on this night so that's a penalty in itself."

Friday, 17 April 2015
Jeff Garlett's licence is suspended and he is fined $450 at an informal hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to drink-driving and driving while suspended.

Police alleged Garlett registered more than double the legal blood alcohol limit when he was pulled over in Brunswick on July 14 last year.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Jeff Garlett fails to front court on a drink-driving charge, claiming he was at training and oblivious to the hearing.

But Magistrate Luisa Bazzani rejected his excuse and warned the court would show the AFL player no further leniency.

Garlett is accused of driving along busy Brunswick thoroughfare Sydney Road while unlicensed and more than double the legal blood alcohol limit last July.

His lawyer told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday the 25-year-old was at training with Melbourne and was unaware of the court date due to recently moving house.

Ms Bazzani said the Demons forward therefore failed the requirement to register his new address with licensing authority VicRoads.

"I don't accept his reason for not being here," she said.

His lawyer said Garlett intended to plead guilty to both driving unlicensed and with a blood alcohol level of .115 at the next scheduled hearing in March.

"There will be no further excuses for Mr Garlett," Ms Bazzani warned.

Melbourne said in a statement that Garlett also failed to inform the club about the incident and that was "extremely disappointing".

"This is a clear setback in terms of the way the club became aware of the issue and ultimately Jeff is extremely embarrassed about these actions," Demons football manager Josh Mahoney said.

"The club will continue to gather additional information before deciding on the appropriate course of action."

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Blues skipper Marc Murphy says the players and coaches had lost trust in Jeff Garlett and Mitch Robinson by the end of last season, leaving the club with no alternative but to part company with the talented pair.

"We tried to help those two guys enormously over the journey. It's just, how many chances do you keep on giving certain individuals?" Murphy said.

"We didn't want to set an example of playing guys like that, especially for other young guys at the club doing everything right and not being played. (Setting that example) was a cultural thing as well.

"I think it was a good lesson learnt by the whole list about individuals aren't going to be bigger than the team."

Monday, 3 November 2014
Jeff Garlett will fight a charge of affray over an altercation outside a CBD bar.

Garlett appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court briefly on Monday when lawyer Bernie Balmer requested the matter be adjourned for a contest mention in March.

Speaking outside the court, Mr Balmer said Garlett would argue self-defence.

"At the moment on our advice we're contesting the charges," he told reporters.

"You've got to remember, he got knocked out."

Thursday, 9 October 2014
Melbourne secures a trade for speedy Carlton forward Jeff Garlett.

The Demons will hand over picks 61 and 79 to Carlton for Garlett, while they will get back the Blues' pick 83.

"Jeff leaves us with our best wishes for the future," Blues football manager Andrew McKay.

"It was time for him to have a fresh start and we are pleased to have been able to facilitate that by reaching agreement on a trade with Melbourne."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Jeff Garlett has requested a trade to Melbourne after 107 games and 183 goals with Carlton.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
eff Garlett has been charged with affray and will not travel with the club to Adelaide for Friday's match against Port Adelaide.

Victorian police charged Garlett, 25, in relation to an incident in the early hours of Sunday, August 3.

The Blues announced on Wednesday night that Garlett has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court in November.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says Jeff Garlett and Mitch Robinson are in a battle to earn back their Blues teammates' trust after the pair were involved in a city street brawl earlier this month.

"They can't just say, 'Oh look, we're sorry' and no action is taken," Malthouse said.

"I would say that those two young blokes feel that there's a dye been set and they've got to now join in with what the rest of the players are doing.

"It's not going to be easy, it's not an easy task to be out there and then to have to come back in.

"The players are very forgiving, but I don't think they're going to lower their standard. They want those two young men to actually come into that standard and rise with it, not be outside it."

Friday, 8 August 2014
Mitch Robinson told the club he fractured his eye socket while sparring before it was revealed he had been in the same early-morning brawl as teammate Jeff Garlett.

Garlett came forward on Monday about his involvement in an incident outside a city bar at 5am on Sunday, which resulted in the arrest of four men.

It emerged only yesterday that Robinson was also there.

He has been fined $5000, the maximum available under player rules. The eye socket injury means his season is in effect over.

"I'd like to apologise to the club and the players and supporters for withholding the truth of what happened on Sunday morning," Robinson said.

"Putting yourself in situations like that outside of a [nightclub] where people are lingering around and kind of drunk … I'll learn from that and put things in place where I can be home at a reasonable hour."

Robinson said he got involved in a scuffle to push away Garlett's attackers and during that time he was "king hit a couple of times".

"Once we realised we were in the wrong spot at the wrong time we decided to get out of there," he said.

Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said while the players were the victims, the fact they were out so late and covered up Robinson's involvement was very disappointing.

"We don't want our players out at that time of the morning, especially when one (Garlett) is trying to get back into the team and one (Robinson) is suspended," McKay said.

"We're very disappointed that they weren't truthful with us."

Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says Jeff Garlett will not be selected in Carlton's round 20 side to face Gold Coast after the small forward was involved in a brawl at 5am last Sunday.

"Whatever time it was it was too late and (Garlett was) clearly in the wrong area," Malthouse said.

"Jeff will be made very, very aware of that and has been made aware of that.

"Jeff hasn't got enough points up as far as I'm concerned to walk into the side, albeit that he's a victim.

"We've got a lot of young players here who have got to know right from wrong."

Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Jeff Garlett is expected to be available to play this weekend despite needing stitches after a city brawl on Sunday morning.

The 25-year-old was treated for a head laceration after the incident, which occurred in Melbourne's Lonsdale Street around 5am.

He was released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital soon after and attended the Northern Blues' recovery session on Sunday morning.

It is believed he didn't know the other people involved in the brawl and is not facing any criminal action.

There were no other Carlton players involved with Garlett, who was out celebrating his birthday – which was on Sunday – with other friends after playing for the Blues' VFL side at Casey Fields.

The Blues said Garlett had not missed a beat since the incident.

"Jeff kept the club well informed of his movements on the weekend," football manager Andrew McKay said.

"He attended recovery on Sunday morning for his VFL commitments and has trained without interruption this week.

"In this particular case Jeff's welfare is paramount and we will continue to work with him internally. He has our full support."
Friday, 25 April 2014
Blues director of coaching Rob Wiley says Jeff Garlett's defensive efforts need to match his attacking threat.

"He knows that he has to work hard, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve, but he's also got to come in and play what's expected of him from his other teammates and from the other coaches," Wiley said.

"Jeff's a very good defensive player, but he's also a very good offensive player. When he can get that right he becomes a very hard player to match up with."

Friday, 30 August 2013
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says Jeff Garlett was left out of the side last due to disciplinary reasons.

"I never ever let the tail wag the dog," Malthouse said.

"It was a recommendation from the playing group, from the leaders that they spoke about the issue.

"We'd already spoken about it as a match committee and our best advice to the playing group and to Jeff was that he plays in the reserves and proves that he's back in touch with reality."

Friday, 4 May 2012
Jeff Garlett is settled off the field, but the Carlton livewire won't ever allow himself to become complacent on it.

"I don't ever want to get comfortable and allow myself to drop off. I've got to be consistent to keep my spot in the team," Garlett said.

"I've never thought of myself [as a first team regular] because our team is pretty strong and we have good depth, so everyone is always fighting for a position. I've got to keep doing the right things to keep my spot."

Friday, 26 August 2011
Carlton livewire Jeff Garlett has signed a new three-year contract with the Blues.

"Jeff has had another great season this year and it is great that he, like the other players that have recently extended their contracts, is keen to be a part of our future here at Carlton," Carlton president Stephen Kernahan said.

"There is a great feeling among the playing group and we know they want to achieve something special together."

Monday, 26 April 2010
Carlton youngster Chris Yarran is relishing the chance to play in a forward-line with fellow indigenous stars Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett.

"I grew up with Jeffrey, so I have a fair idea on how he is going to play," Yarran said.

"Eddie is a good leader towards us - he took us under his wing since we got to the club. It is good to have us three in the side and it was a special moment for all of us to just contribute really well on the day."

Friday, 28 August 2009
The suspension of Blues forwards Cameron Cloke, Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett has given Carlton assistant coach Matthew Lappin headaches in the lead-up to the Adelaide clash.

"Eddie's number two in the league for forward 50 tackles and Jeff, on average in the games he's played, rates really highly as well," Lappin said.

"We've taken out our two best forward 50 tacklers alongside Brendan, who'll be our best tackler this week hopefully, so that's a fair bit going out of side defensively in the front half, so hopefully the guys who come into that area can carry a bit of that slack.

"We might go a bit tall at times this week just to mix things up a bit and see what might work for us in a final if we need to go that way."

Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Carlton has suspended Cameron Cloke, Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett for Saturday's clash with Adelaide for being late to a recovery session scheduled on the Sunday after their win against Melbourne.

"This is very disappointing for all concerned, particularly as we play such an important game against Adelaide on Saturday, the final game before we embark on our finals campaign. While all three players have apologised for their tardy behaviour this decision ensures that everyone understands the disciplines that are required when you are part of the Carlton Football Club," said Blues football manager Steven Icke.

Thursday, 26 March 2009
Jeff Garlett is a young man who has been "bumped here, there and everywhere" throughout his short life.

A shy teenager from Perth who will make his AFL debut with Carlton tonight at a packed, pulsating MCG.

A 70kg rookie who made such a big impression, he was elevated to the senior list for the most eagerly awaited Round 1 fixture in memory.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Jeff Garlett, promoted to Carlton's senior list as cover for Robbie Warnock, may play in round one.
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