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Will Brodie

Age: 25yr 10mth    Games: 54     Born: August 23, 1998     Origin: Murray Bushrangers
Height: 190cm     Weight: 89kg     Position: Midfield
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #9 2016 National Draft by Gold Coast Suns
Supercoach Price: $318,300   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $732,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2026   AFL Player Contracts
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Will Brodie Biography

Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Will Brodie signs a contract extension to remain at Fremantle until the end of 2026.

"I feel like I've been believed in and backed in. I've been given a role that suits my strengths and just continued to get better, working with the young guys here and the midfield unit," Brodie said.

"It's been a really good environment for me and I'm looking forward to what the future holds."

Friday, 5 November 2021
Will Brodie says he joined the Dockers after feeling frustrated over his lack of game time at Gold Coast.

"I feel like the midfield mix there was pretty set and I feel like I couldn't break into that group. I feel like it was frustrating. As a kid you want to come in and you want to play AFL footy. You don't want to be playing VFL footy," he said.

"I was frustrated, but in saying that I felt like I was still getting better as a player and still working on my craft and year on year I feel like I was still improving. I'm just excited about a fresh start here and showing what I can do."

Thursday, 7 October 2021
Will Brodie crosses over to Fremantle from Gold Coast in the 2021 trade period.

The Dockers received Brodie, a second-round pick (currently No.19), and two fourth-round picks (currently No.61 and No.69), while the Suns received a future second-round selection and a future fourth-round selection.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Gold Coast will look to move Will Brodie on in the upcoming trade period.

Brodie has been starved of opportunities since joining the Suns as pick No.9 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft and has only played 25 matches in five seasons.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Will Brodie returns to pre-season training in the best physical condition of his life, running a huge 30-second personal best in his 2km time trial.

"I've never been a gifted aerobic runner. It's something that's always been on the list to work on. Over the off-season we targeted that and narrowed the focus to get it as good as possible," Brodie said.

"We came up with a plan and I cut four or five kilos off. We ran over the off-season heaps. It was the main focus for me. To come back and get a good result was good reward for that effort."

Saturday, 26 September 2020
Gold Coast has left the door open to trading Will Brodie who is still under contract but did not manage to play a senior game after the opening round of 2020.

"We understand also he's a really driven young man that wants to play AFL footy," Suns football manager Jon Haines said.

"In terms of this upcoming trade period, there's no doubt there'll probably be interest from other clubs in a player like Will, so we just need to see how that plays out. We believe in Will, we're committed to him."

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Will Brodie, Darcy Macpherson, Jez McLennan and Caleb Graham re-sign with Gold Coast to remain at the club until the end of 2022.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Highly rated draft prospect Brodie Kemp looks set for a year on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury on the weekend.

The Bendigo Pioneers talent was playing at school level for Geelong Grammar when he went down with the injury, which has been confirmed as a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Kemp, who shaped as a possible top-10 pick before the injury, is likely to have surgery in coming days.

Vic Country's talent pathways manager Lee Fraser said it was a blow for Kemp given the form he had produced in the national carnival.

"We thought his Under-18 championships was outstanding. He's able to play in all three areas of the ground and he was enormous for us," Fraser said.

"He's a great kid and he's got a lot of friends and family around him, so he'll have a lot of support in his rehab."

Saturday, 6 October 2018
Gold Coast football boss Jon Haines says Will Brodie's emergence in the second half of the year is an example for the rest of the team.

After an inconsistent start to the 2018 season, Brodie broke back into the senior line-up in round 16 and put together a five-match stretch where he averaged 23 disposals (11 contested), 4.8 clearances, 4.4 tackles and 3.6 inside 50s.

"You've got a highly driven young man who's got all the attributes we're looking for in our young players, but he was having some challenges in what was required to play at AFL level," Haines said.

"I think the process all the coaches undertook with Will was a great case study in how to get the best out of young players Ė and we want to see more of that.

"The back half of Will's season this year showed he has all the attributes to be an elite inside midfielder.

"I saw him in the gym only the other day and he's looking in terrific condition. He's constantly communicating with Stuey that he can't wait for pre-season to start."

Saturday, 14 July 2018
Will Brodie meets the challenge of Suns coach Stuart Dew to become more aggressive after registering 24 disposals and 29 pressure acts in his best game as a Sun against North Melbourne.

"It's exactly what we know he's capable of," Dew said.

"We've seen a real shift in intensity over the last couple of weeks and I think we rewarded his NEAFL form, and it was great to see him transfer that style of play to senior footy.

"I thought that was his best game of the year, NEAFL or AFL. I think he showed he can play with those guys if he delivers on what he's good at."

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Gold Coast are hoping Will Brodie will be increasing his involvement in the Suns' midfield in 2018.

"Will's got some speed and can really work and he's starting to push that envelope a little bit more, so he's taken some strides forward," Gold Coast's head of development Shaun Hart said.

"He's starting to add another string to the bow and get a lot more footy on the outside and use his legs and not just be the guy who can mix it up on the inside and win the footy."

Saturday, 27 May 2017
Will Brodie makes his AFL debut for Gold Coast with 9 disposals (3 kicks and 6 handballs), a mark and 5 tackles in a 35-point loss to Melbourne.
Friday, 17 March 2017
In an unprecedented move, Gold Coast has locked away its four top-10 picks from last year's NAB AFL Draft until the end of 2020.

Ben Ainsworth (number four selection), Will Brodie (seven), Jack Scrimshaw (nine) and Jack Bowes (10) each added two years to their initial deal in a coup for the club.

"From the moment we were drafted, the club and the players have been sensational, so itís no surprise we all have jumped at the chance to extend our contracts to four years," Ainsworth said.

"The four of us have a close bond and we are rapt to make this statement together. We simply donít want to be anywhere else. The Gold Coast is home."

Sunday, 26 February 2017
Will Brodie is making it more and more difficult for Suns coach Rodney Eade to leave him out of Gold Coast's round one team.

For the second week running, Brodie put in a strong performance in Sunday's narrow JLT Community Series win over Essendon, kicking two goals and racking up 18 disposals.

"Young lads, it's a fairly hectic pace of the game in round one and round two, it's the quickest part of the year except for finals," Eade said.

"He's a tough player, he's going to be a really good player for us. If he does miss out, he's not far away."

Friday, 25 November 2016
Gold Coast select Will Brodie with pick No.9 in the 2016 National Draft.

"I know Ben Ainsworth was pretty happy that Will Brodie came out and Willís really happy Ben was there. Theyíre very close through Vic Country," Gold Coast list manager Scott Clayton said.

"Heís a contested ball fanatic. Heís very tough and heís probably a little bit of what we havenít got.
"Heís a taller inside mid so he gets the ball a bit higher at stoppages and once again heís also very, very ambitious and driven

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