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Jay Schulz

Last played for Port Adelaide Power in 2016
Games: 194     Born: April 18, 1985     Origin: Woodville-West Torrens
Playing Height: 193cm     Playing Weight: 94kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #12 2002 National Draft by Richmond Tigers
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Jay Schulz Biography

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Former Port Adelaide and Richmond forward Jay Schulz will play suburban football next year after joining St Kevin's Old Boys in the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

The 31-year-old hoped to extend his 194-game career after he was delisted by the Power, but was unable to secure a new club.

"Well from this young immature tiger to this father of 3, my AFL career has officially come to an end," Schulz wrote on his Facebook page.

"I will be forever grateful to Richmond FC and Port Adelaide Football Club for giving me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream.

"It's been a long 14 years and has played a big part in who I have become today.

"There have been many lows but some amazing highs, none other than playing finals there's nothing quite like it!

"Time now to get stuck into the next phase of life, cheers."

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Jay Schulz has declared he wants to play on after being delisted by Port Adelaide.

Schulz, who crossed to the Power in 2010 and played 122 games for the club, did not have his contract renewed and will play his last game for the club against Gold Coast this week.

"While Im disappointed with the clubs decision to let me go I understand and respect the reasons behind it, and wish them all the best with what Im sure will be a bright future," Schulz said.

"Personally, I think I have a couple of years of footy left in me and I look forward to developing off-field too.

"Helping young players get the best out of themselves is a passion of mine and Im keen to pursue a career in coaching once my playing days are over."

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Jay Schulz will be placed on Port Adelaide's long-term injury list after having surgery to repair a prolapsed disc in his back.

"It's just about ensuring his care during recovery," Power high performance manager Darren Burgess said.

"Backs need a bit more care, so we need to take the rehab slowly with him. At this stage we've not put a time frame on his return."

Saturday, 19 September 2015
Jay Schulz finally reaches an agreement with Port Adelaide and signs a new one-year deal after months of speculation that he would part ways with the club.

"I love playing with this group and I'm rapt to continue on at Port Adelaide," Schulz said.

"I'm looking forward to working hard in the pre-season to prepare for a much better 2016."

Monday, 7 September 2015
Power skipper Travis Boak hopes the club can also hold onto Jay Schulz who has been heavily linked to Fremantle.

"We've spoken throughout the year and (I) told him that we'd love to have him and he's an important part of our group, and now it's really up to him," Boak said.

Monday, 10 August 2015
Port Adelaide skipper Travis Boak says the playing group want out-of-contract key forward Jay Schulz to stay at the Power.

Schulz falls out of contract at season's end and has been linked to a move west to Fremantle, with negotiations at Alberton taking longer than many expected.

Port was also reportedly interested in luring Gold Coast bigman Charlie Dixon to the club, which with salary space tight would leave little room for Schulz.

"That's something for Schulzy and the club to sort out, [but] as a playing group we'd love to have Schulzy still at the club," Boak said.

"He's a fantastic player for this group."

Saturday, 8 August 2015
Jay Schulz will still be at Port Adelaide beyond this season despite persistent trade rumours surrounding the forward, according to his manager Liam Pickering.

Pickering denied his client had made a mistake in knocking back a two-year contract offer from the Power last year.

"It wasn't a pay increase, it was a pay cut, a significant one. That's initially what was offered," Pickering told Melbourne radio station SEN.

"Hence why we said we'd look at it again in the middle of the year.

"We're working through it at the moment, but we've been working through it for a while.

"The mail was that they were really tight on the salary cap, so I don't know where that's at."

Monday, 13 July 2015
The Match Review Panel should have penalised Jay Schulz's sling tackle on Ted Richards in the same way it did Bryce Gibbs' tackle on Robbie Gray, AFL football operations manager Mark Evans says.

Evans met with MRP members on Monday to discuss the guidelines relating to rough tackles, when he instructed them that when (a) a player's arms were pinned in a tackle and (b) he was taken to ground with force they had to be "far more protective" of the player's head.

Evans told reporters on Monday evening the MRP decision to clear Schulz's tackle had erroneously focused on the differences between it and Gibbs' round 12 tackle that attracted a two-week penalty for rough conduct.

Upon releasing its verdict, the MRP said of Schulz's round 14 tackle: "The tackle was undertaken in one continuous motion, with no secondary action."

On Monday, Evans conceded it was a wrong decision.

"It's caused us a deal of concern on reflection over the last week. While last week I accepted the MRP's determination on some of the differences particularly between the Gibbs tackle and the Schulz tackle, I don't think we've processed that one correctly," Evans said.

"What we should have focused on was the fact that Ted Richards' arms were pinned, he was in a very vulnerable position and he was taken to ground with some force.

"We think that on reflection he should have been charged with rough conduct very similar to the way that Gibbs was charged.

"I've instructed the MRP today that we should have taken greater consideration to where a player's arms have been pinned and he's been rotated towards the ground the way that [Schulz] was ? we need to be far more protective of players' heads."

Sunday, 21 June 2015
Jay Schulz takes to Twitter to apologize to fans after managing just one behind in the Power's heartbreaking four-point loss to Carlton at the MCG.

"Apologies for my performance, let everyone down. Will work hard to make sure I play the way I should. Unacceptable," Schulz tweeted.

Port Adelaide president David Koch suggested it was a meritorious action after the club slumped to 12th on the ladder following the loss.

"That tweet is an expression of how bitterly disappointed the team is in their form.

"They understand they've got a responsibility to the fans."

Friday, 22 May 2015
Jay Schulz is in contract limbo with Port Adelaide at the limit of its salary cap following the acquisition of Paddy Ryder in last year's trade period.

The Power are considerably short of the terms desired by Schulz for 2016 and beyond.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Jay Schulz is enjoying his best season at the age of 29, currently leading the Coleman medal race with 52 goals.

"Over the last two or three years I've gotten to a point where I'm just extremely comfortable with what I'm doing and just extremely confident that when I mark the ball within my range, no matter what angle it's from, I feel like I'm going to be a good chance to kick it," Schulz said.

"I'm paid to kick goals and that's my job at the end of the day, so I have to be able to do that."

Saturday, 21 June 2014
Jay Schulz kicks a career-high 8 goals against the Western Bulldogs to become the outright leader in the Coleman Medal.

Schulz is only the second Port Adelaide player to kick eight in a match, following Warren Tredrea's bag against Carlton in 1998.

Monday, 16 December 2013
Jay Schulz signs a one-year contract extension with the Power, keeping him at the club until the end of 2015.

Having crossed over to Port Adelaide after 7 years at Richmond, Schulz admits his attitude whilst at the Tigers may not have been the best.

"It was a bit of a do or die situation for me when I finished playing at Richmond and Port gave me that second chance," he said.

"I probably started to realise in my last 18 months being at Richmond that something had to change and it was me more so than anything.

"My professionalism probably wasn't there as a young kid and just growing up a bit and realising that it was do or die."

Friday, 15 February 2013
As he recovers from a knee reconstruction, Robbie Gray is elevated into the Power's leadership group for the first time in 2013, joining Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove, vice-captain Brad Ebert and skipper Travis Boak.

"When you can't help the guys out on the field you want to maybe help out some of the younger guys and that's something I tried to do a bit last year obviously not being able to play," Gray said.

"Nothing will really change for me though, I'm still focusing on getting my body right and being back and just helping the team improving this year."

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Power youngster Chad Wingard says Jay Schulz is a shining example of the courage needed to play AFL football.

"On-field and off-field, he's a great bloke, he's a competitor, that's all I can say -he's a great competitor and he just wants to make people better and that's why we've got him at this club and that's why he'll be around for a long time," Wingard said of Schulz.

Thursday, 21 June 2012
Port Adelaide forward Jay Schulz has been released from hospital after suffering internal bleeding following the Western Bulldogs clash.

"He's just been released from hospital and he'll spend the next four or five days recovering, but he'll be monitored by medical staff every day," Power football operations manager Peter Rohde said.

"He's stopped bleeding but he's still got some blood internally in his abdomen so it'll be a matter of when that dissolves.

"Once that's all cleared up he'll start training again and then he'll play a week or two after that."

Monday, 18 June 2012
Power forward Jay Schulz has spent the night in intensive care after suffering internal bleeding following a knock against the Bulldogs.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
In-form Port Adelaide forward Jay Schulz will miss at least a week after being poked in the eye by Michael Doughty during the Power's showdown clash with Adelaide.

"Lacerated eye and feeling very uncomfortable hopefully won't need a stitch. Will miss this (week) hopefully be back next (week)," Schulz tweeted.

Thursday, 29 March 2012
For Port Adelaide spearhead Jay Schulz, there's no secret to becoming one of the most accurate forwards in the game.

"It's just having the confidence and finding a routine, for me, that I'm comfortable with and then just practising over and over and over," Schulz said.

"I like to be a good goal kicker, that's what I'm paid for. It's one of the most important aspects of my game I think."

Friday, 10 February 2012
Midfielder Travis Boak has been named Port Adelaide's vice-captain in a new leadership group under Dom Cassisi that also includes Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett.

"We've got a terrific leadership group assembled and now we're looking forward to developing and supporting them as quick as we can so that they can continue to drive and uphold the culture and values of this football club," Power head coach Matthew Primus said.

Thursday, 22 December 2011
Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus says there is no animosity between teammates Jackson Trengove and Jay Schulz despite the pair being involved in a skirmish at training.

"They've moved on very quickly from it," Primus said.

"They didn't need to talk it over. They just gave each other a slap on the back and moved on with the next drill five minutes later. That was all that needed to be done."

Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Jay Schulz and Jackson Trengove had to be separated after tempers flared at training which was an eye-opener to young recruit Brendon Ah Chee.

"Afterwards everything was fine with them, it's not like they're hating on each other or anything - they're good mates," Ah Chee said.

"You come to an AFL club and there's 40-odd blokes that are really competitive and passionate about their sport, so it just shows how passionate, enthusiastic and committed and competitive they are to their game."

Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Port Adelaide forward Jay Schulz signs a contract extension with the Power that is reported to be for two years.

"I've absolutely loved playing footy here at Port Adelaide, even though we've had a couple of challenging seasons," Schulz said.

"We just have to continue to develop our group so that we can maintain a consistent performance over a longer period during games. I am very confident though that we're on the right track."

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Port Adelaide has announced its seven-man leadership group for next season with Jacob Surjan making way for Jay Schulz.

"Jay had a pretty good year and certainly filled in Warren Tredrea's shoes when he went down," Power coach Matthew Primus said.

"His last half of the season leadership-wise was pretty good in terms of what he was able to do off the field and that got recognised by his fellow players."

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Port Adelaide forward Jay Schulz says his form turnaround has had a lot to do with the confidence he lacked at Richmond.

"The main thing with me is not getting too down on myself when I'm not going so well," Schulz said after kicking 19 goals in his last 6 games for the Power.

"Even during games now when I've been playing better footy I haven't been having good quarters, but I find that I'm thinking a different way now.

I'm feeling like I'm still in it and not wasted for the rest of the game. I feel like I can still fight my way back in and give something to the team when I'm out there."

Thursday, 15 October 2009
Jay Schulz says he is happy with the move from Richmond to his new club, Port Adelaide.

"It was probably the best decision for both Richmond and myself," Schulz said.

"This year was a rough one for everyone. I wasn't performing, which was fair enough, but I still think I've got a lot to give.

"I don't think I've achieved what my potential could allow me to achieve. Consistency has always been a thing for me. Hopefully, coming here, meeting the guys and having a set role will help me do that."

Thursday, 8 October 2009
Richmond's Jay Schulz will head to Port Adelaide in exchange for Mitch Farmer.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Richmond's axed veterans were on the end of an embarrassing loss after suiting up for the Tigers' VFL side this afternoon.

Senior players Joel Bowden, Mark Coughlan and Jordan McMahon were all part of the Coburg Tigers' 45-point loss, while other AFL regulars Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Jake King and Jay Schulz also played.

Most were dropped from Richmond's senior side after coach Terry Wallace stepped down a fortnight ago and interim replacement Jade Rawlings opted for youth over experience.

Saturday, 1 March 2008
Jay Schulz, Troy Simmonds and Graham Polak are injured in Richmond's pre-season win over the Swans.

Schulz damaged his ribs after colliding with teammate Matthew Richardson while Polak has a bruised heel. Simmonds has some quad tightness.

X-rays later reveal Schulz as having sustained a crack rib. Schulz will miss Richmond's practice match against Geelong but should be available for their round 1 match against Carlton.

Simmonds has been cleared to play while Polak may also miss the practice match against Geelong.

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