Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Brodie Grundy pinpoints his game
against the Crows at Adelaide Oval in 2018 as one of the defining matches of his career.
With a 33-disposal (23 of those contested), 40-hitout, 12-clearance and goal-of-the-year contending performance, Grundy led the Magpies to a devastating 48-point win, which was the starting point to a season which took them all the way to the Grand Final.
"As a young ruckman, you're always told you don't develop until you're 25, 26, but growing up not playing much football, I never really subscribed to those sentiments. I always wanted to make an impression straight away," Grundy said.
"You grow up in Adelaide, and I was 15 and doing training with the Crows for a week through the AIS program. You spend years and years looking up to those people, and knocking on their door, and then when you can knock the door down and walk through it is a massive confidence booster.
"And for me, that Crows game was a sign I belonged at the upper level."
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Scott Pendlebury is set
to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.
Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated as leaders of the club. All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.
Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction.
Friday, 17 January 2020
Brodie Grundy signs a seven-year deal
with Collingwood that will keep him at the club until the end of 2027.
Grundy, who was set to become a free agent at the end of 2020, resisted overtures from Adelaide to instead be a Magpie for life.
"I took my time to consider all of the things that mean the most to me, my football, my ambitions, my life beyond the game, my family, friends, team-mates and the football club, and settled on what I believe is best for all of those relationships, needs, and passions," Grundy said.
"I want to be able to find the very best version of myself, as a person and a footballer, but I also want to contribute to the greater good, to the whole. I know that, in a football sense at least, what 'Bucks' and the group are creating is a cause worth continuing to invest in passionately."
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley confirms that Brodie Grundy will score a seven-year deal, after initial reluctance from the club.
"It wasn't our starting position (a seven-year offer)," Buckley told SEN radio.
"But I think what it provides is a little bit of space for us and Brodie's management has indicated that they are keener to do this.
"It just allows us to manipulate where the money goes across the seven-year term."
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Collingwood offer a seven-year deal to Grundy who will deliberate over the proposition while overseas on holiday.
Friday, 4 October 2019
Brodie Grundy wins his second Copeland Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest for the 2019 season.
Grundy polled 174 votes, while ultra-consistent skipper Scott Pendlebury (158) was runner-up and dashing defender Jack Crisp (147) also finished on the podium.
"My life has changed forever playing for the Collingwood Football Club. It's been a home for me since I turned 18 away from home, coming from interstate," Grundy said.
"To go to games and see people with the No.4 on their jumper or wear one sock up, one sock down
I'll never be able to say thank you enough for how supported I've felt by the Magpie supporters.
"Each week I try to put it all out there and try to repay them and my teammates and coaches for all their support.
"My life is far better for being involved with this organisation and I'm looking forward to next year."
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Collingwood risks going into 2020 with a major contract story hanging over its head if star ruckman Brodie Grundy hasn't signed a new deal by then.
Grundy is reportedly after a massive long-term deal, with seven years being touted for the gun big man, but the Magpies have yet to come to the party.
The South Australian has spoken about thoughts of a return to Adelaide to be closer to family and friends, but he's also said Collingwood remains his first choice if the club offers him the security of a new multi-year contract.
"Collingwood gave me an opportunity to play AFL football and I love the club and where I am at, and personally what I give to the team," Grundy said.
"If something was to eventuate (that would be good). Its not like it is a closed shop. I am an open book and I am pretty transparent, and I have been pretty transparent all the way through. The conversation is there, if they would like (to have) it."
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Out-of-contract Adelaide ruckman Reilly O'Brien wants to stay at the Crows, but admits he may have to look elsewhere if the Crows decide to pursue Brodie Grundy.
"If a player like that is on the market
they'd be silly not to do their due diligence. Potentially, if he did come, it might (influence my decision)," O'Brien said.
"At this stage, I'm looking to commit here and play some good footy over the next couple of months."
O'Brien admitted he struggled for motivation at times in the past two years when he was stuck in the reserves.
"I was a little bit frustrated playing in the SANFL and not getting a look-in, and feeling a bit like groundhog day each year, doing the same thing," O'Brien said.
"While I was playing reserves, I was thinking, "Is footy the way for me?' Not that I was considering doing that, but it crosses your mind and it would've been another tough year."
Monday, 26 November 2018
Port Adelaide Riley Grundy says he has learnt about what it takes to be an AFL footballer from his older brother, Brodie Grundy, who plays at Collingwood.
"Seeing Brodie and being able to go visit Collingwood when he would train was really good," Riley said.
"It gave me an insight into what it meant to be an AFL footballer, which I suppose a lot of people don't get that insight.
"I felt like I was very privileged to see my brother go through the AFL system before me."
Friday, 5 October 2018
Brodie Grundy and Steele Sidebottom share the 2018 Copeland Trophy as the club's best and fairest in a remarkable count at Crown Palladium.
The result is stunning because there are tiebreakers in the event of a draw. Firstly, the player with the fewer number of games in a year will be deemed the winner, but both Sidebottom and Grundy lined up in all 26 matches as the Pies advanced to the Grand Final.
Then, whichever individual managed a greater number of votes in their highest-polling game is declared the victor.
Five members of the coaching panel independently decide between zero and 22 votes to players after every match, with the average of those taken.
However, Sidebottom and Grundy were level in that criterion as well. Amazingly, each had their highest-polling game in the round four win over Adelaide, with 17 votes apiece.
Monday, 19 March 2018
Brodie Grundy says he will be playing predominantly in the ruck in 2018, while ruck partner Mason Cox will spend more time up forward.
"I trained a little bit more forward, but my 'one wood' is still my ruck work and I'll be looking to continuing to add strings to my bow this year in that position and really help drive the midfield going forward," Grundy said.
"I suppose the ruck percentage will be horses for courses, Mason has been showing some really good signs forward
I suppose it will be whoever is playing and suited each week, it will chop and change.
"He's going really well there and presenting strongly in the air - that's something that is a real strength for the team."
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Brodie Grundy says he may be spending more time as a forward in 2018 but has some reservations about the move.
"I've got some room to grow in terms of my aerial stuff and my body positioning," Grundy said.
"I provide most of my strengths in the ruck. I've shown over the last couple of years I can win the ball in there. Having said that, I think there's some upside for me playing forward and I just need to develop that."
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Brodie Grundy signs a new three-year deal with Collingwood that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.
Grundy played in the Pies' elimination final loss to Port Adelaide in his debut 2013 season, but has not experienced September action since.
"I look at other players, guys like Jake Stringer and (him winning a) premiership is something that really drives me especially, because they're my age I look at them and feel pretty jealous," he said.
"I'm really keen to get that feeling for the group."
Monday, 7 August 2017
Ben Brown says he actually feels sorry for Brodie Grundy in the wake of the Magpie ruckman's tackle that left him concussed.
"He sent me a text and that was really nice to see from him, and I think he was really remorseful afterwards," Brown said.
"I've seen a little bit of the vision of what he had to say and I kind of feel bad for him as well because these kind of decisions are really split-second ones in games, so I hope he's feeling all right as well.
"I've looked back at it and it didn't look like Brodie was trying to hurt me in any way. It's always difficult when you're in those situations because we are taught to tackle to pin the arms and to try to get a guy to ground.
"So I can appreciate that it was a really split-second decision and I obviously don't have any hard feelings towards him."
Sunday, 6 August 2017
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Brodie Grundy's tackle that hospitalised North Melbourne star Ben Brown with concussion was completely legal.
"It was a perfect tackle," Buckley said.
"I don't think there was any malice in the tackle. He was tackling to dispossess, tackling to get the free kick the way the rules are written. So what more do you do?
"Clearly when you're tackling someone from behind with momentum, there's going to be a little bit of carry (forward effect). It's pretty hard to put yourself in reverse when you've got no friction to do it."
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Ben Brown is hospitalised with concussion after a tackle by Magpie Brodie Grundy.
Brown had his arms pinned by Grundy in the tackle, with his head smacking into the Etihad Stadium turf.
After lying motionless for about a minute, Brown tried to get up, rolling onto his back but was unable to steady himself.
North Melbourne trainers and medical staff hurried to his side, stabilising his neck with a brace immediately.
Brown was eventually taken off on a stretcher, giving Roos fans a thumbs up as he was carted off into the rooms.
"There was no malicious intent, that's not the player that I am," a remorseful Grundy said.
"I felt pretty shaken up after it happened. I was pretty glad they stopped play because I didn't know what to do. It's terrible that he's gone to hospital so I'll definitely reach out to him tonight."
Monday, 12 June 2017
A conversation between Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley and Darcy Moore has led to the 21-year-old's dramatic turnaround in form in the past month.
Moore revealed he had discussed with Buckley the idea of sharing ruck duties with Brodie Grundy about five weeks ago as the Magpies slumped into the bottom four with just two wins in the first seven rounds.
Since moving into the ruck, Moore has become more involved, taking contested marks and kicking goals as the team has averaged 106 points a game to win three of its past four games.
"I said 'It is your call, but if you put me in there I will have a crack'," Moore said.
"It just breaks up the game a little bit for me."
Monday, 23 May 2016
Brodie Grundy is being honest when he says he had hoped his career might have advanced further than it has.
"I've been in the system four years now and I thought my actual ruck craft might have been better than where it is right now," Grundy said.
"But over the last four years my body's really developed, my fitness base has really developed and my game knowledge has as well.
"My ruck craft will come as a I develop a bit more of a mature body. It's that competitiveness and follow up work that is the cornerstone of my game."
Monday, 15 June 2015
Brodie Grundy is expected to be in a neck brace for two weeks after suffering a neck injury at training.
"I don't have any pain I just have a bit of soreness around my neck," Grundy said.
"[I had a] bit of compression from the top of my head and the spinal column kind of buckled a little bit, so the ligament tore and there's some hematoma around there."
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the ball is back in Brodie Grundy's court if he wants to reclaim the No.1 ruck role at the Magpies from teammate Jarrod Witts.
"Competition for spots is a massive part of players pushing each other to reach new levels, and Jarrod [Witts] was tested with that with Brodie stepping up," Buckley said.
"He has answered the challenge, and the ball is in Brodie's court to answer it."
Friday, 2 May 2014
Leading the competition with 20 frees against from 6 games so far, Brodie Grundy says he is trying to curb his high infringement numbers.
"It's disappointing for me as a young player but it's something I have addressed and I'm trying to fix because it's obviously detrimental for the team," Grundy said.
"In reviewing some of the free kicks, I'm just trying to attack the contest and get in there and win the ball and be ferocious and tackle, and sometimes I just creep over that threshold."
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Young ruck Brodie Grundy commits to Collingwood until end of 2017 after signing a three-year deal.
"Putting pen to paper was a very big decision. It's something I didn't take lightly, it involved all my family, management, and it was something I wanted to get done early," Grundy said.
"I knew I wanted to stay at Collingwood and play my football here. I didn't want that dragging out throughout the year."
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Brodie Grundy will take over Alan Didak's No.4 jumper in 2014.
"After this year I knew I had to change numbers from No. 35 (worn by the club's first selection in the NAB AFL Draft each year) and I knew the No.4 was available," Grundy said.
"I liked No.4 and No.7 but I decided to go with No.4 because that was the first basketball number that I wore, so I thought I'd start my sporting career on a number and then finish on the same one."
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Brodie Grundy is named the round 22 rising star nominee after a month of strong form as Collingwood's No. 1 ruck man.
"People can say what they like. For someone who hasn't grown up being a footy head, I don't quite fit the sterotype of a football player," Grundy said.
"I'm interested in other things outside footy and I'm not afraid to admit that."
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
A back niggle will stop young Magpie ruckman Brodie Grundy from playing early NAB Cup games.
"Brodie's on a modified program and he still needs to get his core strength up," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.
"He still needs to prove his fitness to be up and running in the next month or so.
"We've got individualised programs, and he needs a bit of work in the gym before we see him out on the footy field."
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Brodie Grundy, taken with pick 18 by the Magpies in the 2012 national draft, has the body to play straight away but how much senior footy he plays will be up to coach Nathan Buckley, he says.
My ambition is to play senior football," Grundy said.
"It's something that everyone wants to do. Whether that opportunity comes sooner rather than later is up to the coaching staff."