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Jack Hombsch

Last played for Gold Coast Suns in 2019
Games: 116     Born: March 7, 1993     Origin: Roxby Downs
Playing Height: 194cm     Playing Weight: 89kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #20 2020 Rookie Draft by Gold Coast Suns
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Jack Hombsch Biography

Monday, 16 August 2021
Gold Coast pair Jack Hombsch and Jordan Murdoch announce their retirement from AFL football.

In a sign of the strange COVID-19 times affecting football, the duo played their last game for Gold Coast in a scratch match on Sunday in a combined team with Essendon players against a Sydney line-up that also featured some Suns players.

Thursday, 10 December 2020
Gold Coast select Jack Hombsch with pick No.20 in the 2020 Rookie Draft.
Saturday, 5 January 2019
Jack Hombsch says he is happy with his decision to move from his hometown in Adelaide to Gold Coast.

"It was time for a fresh start and late in Trade Period it looked like the Steven May trade might go through and there'd be a chance to come up here. It was a big decision to make but very exciting as well," Hombsch said.

"I love Adelaide. Gold Coast the city as well, you realise there's a lot more to it than Surfers Paradise. I'm really comfortable there now and really excited about the next few years.

"The moment I got up here the club made me feel welcome straight away."

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Port Adelaide trade Jack Hombsch to Gold Coast for a future fourth-round pick.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Contracted Power defender Jack Hombsch meets with Gold Coast as the Suns continue to target experienced players from rival clubs.

"We want to make sure that we're looking after these guys, saying, you're depth at our club at the moment," the Power's general manager of football Chris Davies said in reference to Hombsch.

"For someone like Jack, you make the decision on what you want for the rest of your career."

Monday, 3 September 2018
Port Adelaide defenders Jasper Pittard and Jack Hombsch are told they will be traded, should they seek fresh starts away from the Power.

While they're yet to be actively shopped around to other clubs, Pittard and Hombsch were informed they both face a fight to secure a spot in the Power's best 22 in 2019.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Jack Hombsch signs a two-year contract extension with Port Adelaide.

"The club has been great to me after coming across from the Giants and I've loved every year so far," Hombsch said.

"It's nice to get it done. A couple more years and I'm very happy."

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Jack Hombsch will be sidelined for up to a month with a knee injury.

Hombsch suffered a minor medial ligament strain of his right knee in the late stages of the Power's 89-point win against Fremantle.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Jack Hombsch says he hopes to return to his best football in 2017 after undergoing several surgeries.

"Fingers crossed it's the last one I need to do now," he said of his latest hip surgery.

"I've had both hips done over the last couple years and had the arthroscopy and cleaned a bit of floating bone out and trimmed up some of the cartilage, a pretty stock standard operation for a footballer.

"It was giving me a bit of grief, but it's all cleaned up and there's a lot of mobility."

Monday, 19 December 2016
Port Adelaide retains Hamish Hartlett in the club's leadership group despite the midfielder being put up for trade at the end of 2016.

But Hartlett has lost the vice-captaincy, with young gun Ollie Wines taking over as the deputy to Travis Boak, who has been appointed captain for a fifth straight season.

Brad Ebert, Tom Jonas and Jackson Trengove complete the slimmed-down leadership group, while Jack Hombsch, Matthew Lobbe and Justin Westhoff have been omitted.

Trengove returns to the leadership group after not being a part of it this year.

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.

Thursday, 28 July 2016
Jack Hombsch is ruled out for the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a hip injury that has kept him sidelined since round 10.

The 23-year-old defender had the same surgery on the opposite hip in between seasons last year.

"Considering hed need to spend some time in the SANFL even if he returned in the next few weeks, weve taken the view that surgery is in his best interest," Port Adelaide high performance manager Darren Burgess said.

"He'll take about 16 weeks to recover."

Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Jack Hombsch is set to miss at least the next two weeks with a hamstring injury.

Hombsch tweaked his hamstring during the last quarter of last Port Adelaide's 45-point win against Melbourne in Alice Springs.

Saturday, 5 December 2015
Robbie Gray has again been crowned Port Adelaide's best and fairest, winning his second straight John Cahill Medal in a close count from star forward Chad Wingard.

Gray's back-to-back win makes him just the third multiple winner of the award after both Kane Cornes and Warren Tredrea claimed four wins during their respective careers.

The 27-year-old averaged 26 possessions a match in 2015, booted 25 goals and ended the year second in the AFL for average goal assists.

Gray finished on 243 votes 13 ahead of Wingard who lost the lead in the closing rounds.

Largely unheralded defender Jack Hombsch was recognised for his best season, rounding out the top three, while skipper Travis Boak finished in fourth place.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Jack Hombsch signs a contract extension with Port Adelaide, securing his playing future at Alberton until the end of 2017.

"Jack's form really reflects that of the team, he's worked really hard on his game and his confidence has grown from there," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"He can play on talls or mid-size forwards and become an integral part of our backline structure."

Saturday, 27 October 2012
Jack Hombsch says he feels like a new draftee after joining Port Adelaide during the trade period.

"It does feel like I've been drafted again a little bit, I've come here and there's some young players and I know Chad Wingard and Tom Jonas and a few other guys at the club," Hombsch said.

"I spoke to the boys this morning (yesterday) and they said it's like a new day for them, there's that many players coming in they don't know, new coach, it's really exciting.

"It's just a really new beginning and I'm really excited."

Saturday, 24 March 2012
Jack Hombsch makes his AFL debut for GWS at Stadium Australia with 18 disposals (9 kicks and 9 handballs), 8 marks and a tackle in a 63-point loss to Sydney.
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