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Jack Bowes

#12   Geelong Cats
Age: 25yr 4mth    Games: 89     Born: January 26, 1998     Origin: Cairns
Height: 187cm     Weight: 88kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #10 2016 National Draft by Gold Coast Suns
Supercoach Price: $335,600   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $576,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2024   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Leg/Calf injury, Expected return: Available   AFL Injury List
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Jack Bowes Biography

Tuesday, 18 October 2022
After a disappointing end to his Gold Coast career, Jack Bowes says he is ready to kick on in Geelong.

ďI knew from the start Geelong were pretty excited with what I can bring to the football club. I had a great feeling when I met them," he said.

"I was blown away by the culture, by the people they have in the football club and by how stable they are at the moment. Obviously (they're) coming off a premiership as well, so learning off some of the great players appealed to me."

Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Jack Bowes chooses Geelong as his preferred for 2023, choosing the premiers ahead of Essendon and Hawthorn.

The Cats would also pick up draft selection No.7 as a sweetener, with the Suns using the top pick as an enticement to create a market for Bowes, who has two back-ended years of his contract left worth up around $1.6 million.

Thursday, 29 September 2022
Gold Coast will let Jack Bowes decide the club he wants to play for in 2023.

The Suns are looking to offload Jack Bowes in an effort to salary dump his heavily back-ended contract, with the No.7 pick in this year's NAB AFL Draft being dangled as part of the deal.

"It's his career, so he needs to be able to make the decision as to where he wants to play," Gold Coast list manager Craig Cameron said.

"He will do that in conjunction with his management group, so all sides will need to be satisfied. But it's Jack's career so it's important he makes that decision."

Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Brisbane is among the clubs interested in Gold Coast's Jack Bowes and the Suns' pick No.7 as the Lions plot a busy trade period.

The Suns are reported to be prepared to put up their prized pick No.7 for the club that also takes on Bowes and his heavily backended deal.

Friday, 28 January 2022
Gold Coast will be without midfielder Jack Bowes for up to four months after he underwent shoulder surgery this week due to an injury sustained during training.
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Jack Bowes signs a new contract extension with Gold Coast to remain at the club until the end of 2024.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Jack Bowes says being given the role of running with the oppositions best midfielders has been a great learning experience for him.

"The main part is how physical they are at the contest. They've got big frames and just the way they use it. If I get beaten in a contest, you can look at vision and see what they're doing," Bowes said.

"It enables you to preview more heavily, really study their games and see how they go about it, their running patterns, communication at stoppages and how loud they are.

"Honestly, they're just another human being out there and that's the way you've got to treat it."

Thursday, 19 July 2018
Having been been tied to the Suns since he joined its Academy as a 13-year-old, Jack Bowes takes the Suns' struggles more personally than most.

"I'm pretty hard on myself and I set high goals. I was happy I got through a year of footy last year and I was grateful to get 11 games, but deep down I know I want to contribute more to the team," Bowes said.

"It's on all of our shoulders at the moment, from myself to the boys who haven't played a game yet. It's an entire club thing. Everybody's got to get on the boat and row it together."

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
A simple medical procedure has Gold Coast utility Jack Bowes healthy again.

Big things were expected of Bowes in 2017, but a combination of poor health and form restricted the No.10 draft pick to just 11 games.

Bowes had three bouts of tonsillitis in the second half of last season alone.

"I was getting a bit sick, so I got them out at the start of pre-season, which has helped a lot," he said.

"I lost a bit of weight, which was frustrating. I couldn't get food down and didn't do any training for two weeks.

"But I'm feeling great now."

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Jack Bowes makes his AFL debut for Gold Coast with 11 disposals (6 kicks and 5 handballs), 3 marks and 3 tackles in a 2-point loss to Brisbane.
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."

Friday, 25 November 2016
Gold Coast select Jack Bowes with pick No.10 in the 2016 National Draft.

"Itís such a good story and a great investment by his family and us. I mean to move from Cairns, you really need to get to a talent hotbed and heís done that.

"Sacrificed a lot. His parents and other family members are very supportive and now to be officially a Gold Coast SUN. He is so happy to be with us. Once again, very ambitious and driven," Gold Coast list manager Scott Clayton said.

"We call it cue-response. His ability to change his mind when a better option presents itself when he has the ball. He runs hard, heís just an all-round talented sportsman."

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