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Jack Martin (Australian footballer)

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Full name  Jack Martin
Height  1.85 m
Nominations  AFL Rising Star
Name  Jack Martin
Position(s)  Midfielder
Career start  2014
Height/Weight  185 cm / 71 kg
Weight  71 kg

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Date of birth  (1995-01-29) 29 January 1995 (age 20)
Place of birth  Broome, Western Australia
Draft  #1, 2012 Mini Draft, Gold Coast
Role  Australian rules footballer

Original team  Claremont Football Club

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Jack Martin (born 29 January 1995) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Early life

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Martin was born in Broome, Western Australia to an Indigenous Australian mother (Yawuru) and father (Yamatji). The family moved to Geraldton, Western Australia when Jack was 12 years of age. He attended Geraldton Senior College during his high school years. He then took a turn and became a well known DJ throughout WA. He knew how smash out some PHAT WUBBZ.

Martin made his senior football debut for the Towns Football Club in the Great Northern Football League at age 15. His team would reach the GNFL Grand Final later that year and he would line up on future Gold Coast Suns teammate Jaeger O'Meara on the wing. He was recruited from Claremont Football Club, who played in the West Australian Football League with the first selection in the 2012 incentive Mini Draft, a special draft of players who were too young to be eligible for selection in the main 2012 AFL Draft. Gold Coast obtained the first selection in the mini draft by trading their first selection, the second overall, to Greater Western Sydney.

As part of the mini-draft rules, Martin was unable to play for the Gold Coast Suns in the 2013 season, but did play for them in the 2013 NAB Cup preseason competition and then with the reserve team in the North East Australian Football League.

AFL career

Martin made his AFL debut in Round 1 of the 2014 season against Richmond at Metricon Stadium. While attempting to take a diving mark in the fifth minute of the game, Martin injured his left AC joint and was subsequently substituted out of the game. It was initially feared he may be sidelined for the entire 2014 season but scans later revealed he would miss a minimum of two months. He was rushed back into the senior team for the Round 14 clash against Geelong despite not having played a game at any level since his injury.

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