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Jayden Short

#15   Richmond Tigers
Age: 24yr 10mth    Games: 92     Born: January 24, 1996     Origin: Northern Knights
Height: 178cm     Weight: 76kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #11 2014 Rookie Draft by Richmond Tigers
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Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2022   AFL Player Contracts
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Jayden Short Biography

Monday, 26 October 2020
Jayden Short wins his maiden Jack Dyer medal after excelling off half-back in Richmond's 2020 premiership season.

The rebounding defender had an outstanding season this year, averaging 19.1 disposals, 5.4 marks, 4.5 rebound 50s and 480m gained across his 21 matches.

"2020 started pretty [bad] for me, I lost my old man and I didn't know what was going to happen this year," Short said.

"To win this, it's an amazing feeling and a little bit of recognition for the hard work I've put in along the way. I love this club and I love this group and the coaches."

Friday, 7 August 2020
Controversy erupts over footage of Richmond players allegedly groping each other during the singing of their theme song following wins over the Bulldogs and Brisbane.

The vision being circulated on social media shows Jayden Short allegedly grab at Mabior Chol's genitals following the win over the Western Bulldogs, and Nick Vlastuin grab at Chol's backside after the win over the Lions.

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick abruptly cut short his press conference on Friday morning after veteran Network Ten reporter Hugh Riminton questioned the coach multiple times about the post-game incidents during the Tigers' theme song.

Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Jayden Short and Josh Caddy both sign new two-year deals with Richmond to remain at the club until the end of 2022.

"We've really enjoyed Josh and Jayden's football development in their time at Richmond. They're now both premiership players, and they help to make us a better team," Tigers general manager of football talent Blair Hartley said.

"They both bring great value both on and off the field, and we?re rapt they're continuing with us for two more years."

Sunday, 29 September 2019
Jayden Short pays tribute to his father after finally experiencing premiership glory in 2019 with Richmond having missed out on the 2017 flag.

"Dad's been there since day dot playing footy, and he coached me throughout my juniors (at Mill Park), so to see him here today, on the big stage, and obviously to get the win, it's just amazing," Short said.

"He's been through thick and thin with me. He felt 2017 pretty hard on himself as well, so it's just incredible I can repay him for that.

"He's given me a lot growing up – so has Mum – but footy-wise, Dad's been huge for me and just to be able to show him this (premiership medallion) is amazing. I love him."

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
After missing out on being part of the Tigers' premiership glory in 2017, Jayden Short hopes to taste the ultimate success in 2019 as he prepares to be part of Richmond's Grand Final side to face the Giants this week.

"I saw how much fun the boys had. I played a few games that year and I had fun myself as well but wasn't one of the lucky ones to play in the game," he said.

"Just to see them enjoy such a good week drove me and I just wanted to be a part of it, and not put myself in the position where I could miss out again."

Short was sidelined earlier in 2019 after suffering a sickening dislocation of his right elbow in the 49-point loss to eventual Grand Final opponent Greater Western Sydney at Giants Stadium in round three. He missed 10 games but hasn't missed a beat since.

"Early in the year I went down with an injury and didn't know where I'd be at (with a) dislocated elbow. I'd never had that before, and I'd never really heard many stories of a dislocated elbow. I didn't really know what I was in for, but to come back and play a little part in what we're doing is pretty special," he said.

Thursday, 23 May 2019
An embarrassed Simon Goodwin insists he's ready to coach Melbourne again despite being forced to cut short a press conference on Wednesday due to illness.

Goodwin fronted reporters on Wednesday but halfway through his voice became to waiver, as it became apparent he was unwell.

Assistant coach Troy Chaplin stepped in to finish the media conference as Goodwin was assessed by the club doctor.

"I just wasn't feeling too well at all and it was just a bit of a dizzy spell. I had a few tests, got sorted and felt fine," Goodwin said.

"I got a bit of a razz from the boys. It obviously created some good vision too. Outside of it being a little bit embarrassing, everything is fine, which is great.

"I think it was just a little sign to say slow down a bit. That's what my wife told me, and the kids have reminded me to slow down and take it easy and look after yourself."

Monday, 8 April 2019
Jayden Short is expected to be out for at least two months after dislocating his elbow in the opening minutes of the 49-point loss to Greater Western Sydney, damaging the ligaments in his arm in the process.

Short will consult with a surgeon, with a clearer timeframe to be decided after that.

Friday, 9 November 2018
Daniel Menzel cuts his holiday in the United States short, flying to Sydney to complete a medical with Swans doctor Tom Cross.
Friday, 7 September 2018
Jayden Short refuses to feel safe in the Tigers' senior side as he inches towards redemption after missing out on being part of Richmond's premiership in 2018.

"It was obviously hard not being there," Short said.

"There were parts of my game I needed to improve and I set myself for the pre-season to improve those things.

"I wanted to play AFL football – I didn't come here to play VFL – so I set myself a task to play in the senior team and I've done it this year."

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
The faint chance Harley Bennell might play for Fremantle in 2018 is officially been ended by yet another calf setback.

It means Bennell finishes his initial three-year deal at the Dockers having made just two appearances in purple.

Thursday, 2 August 2018
Jayden Short signs a new two-year deal with Richmond to remain at the club until the end of 2020.

"His development has been quite remarkable since he joined Richmond as a rookie at the end of 2014. He worked hard for his chance at senior level and has performed well this year," Richmond general manager of football Neil Balme said.

"Jayden is also a lively character around the club and I know all of our players, coaches and staff will be delighted with this announcement."

Monday, 7 May 2018
Out of contract at season's end, Jayden Short says his focus is on maintaining his spot in the Tigers' lineup after missing out on a premiership in 2017.

"I just wanted to make sure if we're there again or I find myself in that position, I've done the best I can and played as well as I could," Short said.

"I'm just trying to hold my spot and play some good footy and I think the rest will work itself out."

Sunday, 6 May 2018
Jayden Short says his kicking skills has been honed from the age of five.

Short is ranked 30th in the competition and second at the Tigers for kicking efficiency, which translates to 75.3 per cent.

"Kicking is something you do every day, but I think it spurs back to when my dad had me in the front yard kicking left and right foot every day," Short said.

"I'd do one left, one right, for hours on end until dinner was ready. It's all I wanted to do."

Monday, 29 May 2017
Isaac Smith backs the AFL's much-discussed deliberate rushed behind rule after Richmond's Jayden Short was penalised against the Bombers.

The free kick against Short came after he won a foot race to the goal square against Essendon's Josh Green then elected to slide with the ball across the line.

Green had given up on the chase and was a few metres behind.

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick was adamant the umpire in question "made a mistake", but Smith had a different take.

"I like the rushed behind rule and I think it's good for the game and the spectators if the ball is kept in," Smith said.

"It's actually a little bit of a bugbear of mine – I'm sick of the commentators and everyone speaking about it.

"I think, 'Keep the ball in as much as you can, if you're not under too much pressure'."

Saints coach Alan Richardson calls for an overhaul of the deliberate rushed behind rule in the wake of a contentious call.

The AFL ticked off the decision to penalise Richmond defender Jayden Short for a deliberate rushed behind just before half-time of the Dreamtime at the 'G clash.

With 40 seconds remaining in the second term, Essendon third-gamer James Stewart attempted to kick a long-range goal by bombing the ball inside a vacant forward 50.

The rolling ball stopped just a couple of metres short in the goalsquare, as Tiger Jayden Short led Bomber Josh Green in a thrilling foot race.

Short slid forward and pushed the loose ball over the line – unaware Green had given up the chase – and was penalised by umpire Curtis Deboy for a deliberate rushed behind.

Green converted the resultant free kick from point-blank range, gifting the Bombers a four-point lead at half-time.

When asked about the controversial call, Richardson said he would be in favour of penalising a player who deliberately rushed the ball over, irrespective of pressure.

"In the spirit of our game where we didn't like blokes deliberately ducking and playing for free kicks," Richardson said on Fox Footy.

"So I would take any of the grey out and adjudicate that … like you do on the boundary line. And that is, if you rush it, that's deliberate.

"Now, the defender, he has no doubt. So even if Green is closing really aggressively and not backing off and being smart, you're going to keep it alive because you know that – even if it's only a foot – you can't rush it over."

Geelong coach Chris Scott was not fully sold on Richardson's idea.

"But if we did that, the penalty is too heavy, isn't it?" Scott replied.

"If we said, 'Let's make it black and white and if you rush it, it's deliberate and the interpretation goes out of it', then surely it should be a bounce 15m out."

Monday, 31 October 2016
Jayden Short signs a two-year contract extension with the Tigers until the end of 2018.

"Jayden works incredibly hard on and off the field to develop and improve his game, and that's why we love him in our team," Richmond general manager of football talent Dan Richardson said.

"He's a very versatile player with great pace, kicking skills and footy smarts, and we’re really pleased to reward his hard work with a place on our senior list and a contract extension.

"We're looking forward to Jayden having a strong pre-season and taking his game to another level in 2017."

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Richmond upgrades rookie Jayden Short as a replacement for injured midfielder Reece Conca.

"He did a lot of work running in the off-season, and he came back and ran some PBs [in the pre-season]," Richmond senior development coach Mark Williams said of Short.

"At training, he's been a standout with his tackling, his chasing and goalkicking.

"He's probably improved as much as any of our young players from last year to this year."

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Richmond selects Jayden Short with pick No.11 in the 2014 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

"He's a really good mover and he averaged 21 possessions in 13 games playing onball with the Northern Knights," Tigers recruiting manager Francis Jackson said.

"He has really good speed and endurance, so he brings plenty of run. We think he was really unlucky to miss out on Thursday night in the National Draft."

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