Geelong has the oldest record within the AFL once more in 2023, however different golf equipment on the high and backside of the age and expertise spectrum may shock you. See the place your membership ranks.
Reigning premier Geelong stays the oldest and most skilled crew getting into 2023, regardless of waving goodbye to a trio of veterans over the low season.
The Cats’ enjoying record for the approaching season has a mean age of 25.5 years and has performed a mean of 92.4 video games.
Labelled “too previous, too gradual” final season, Geelong defied the critics to put up an emphatic 81-point conquer Sydney within the 2022 grand remaining.
Chris Scott’s crew is now the early favorite to go back-to-back in 2023.
The common age of the Cats’ record has dropped barely from 2022 – when it sat at 25.6 years – following the retirements of Joel Selwood (34 years previous), Shaun Higgins (34) and Luke Dahlhaus (30).
Nevertheless, Geelong nonetheless has 12 gamers who will begin subsequent season over the age of 30 – three greater than some other crew.
On the different finish of the spectrum, Hawthorn and St Kilda have only one participant over 30 on their enjoying lists.
The Western Bulldogs surprisingly sit because the second-oldest crew after securing skilled pair Liam Jones (31) and Rory Lobb (29) throughout the free company and commerce interval.
Brisbane is the third-oldest facet, with Richmond rounding out the highest 4.
Hawthorn’s low season cleanout which noticed the Hawks say goodbye to Jack Gunston (Brisbane), Tom Mitchell (Collingwood), Jaeger O’Meara (Fremantle) and Liam Shiels (retired) leaves it because the youngest crew subsequent season with a mean age of 23.1 years.
The Hawks have simply three gamers on their record – Luke Breust, Chad Wingard and Jarman Impey – who’ve performed 150 or extra video games.
Adelaide is the second-youngest and second-least skilled record, with Essendon and Fremantle additionally sitting within the bottom-four in each classes.
New Essendon coach Brad Scott warned final month that his younger facet would take time to climb the ladder.
“With the demographic of this record, expertise is simply hypothesis once they’re 18 or 19,” Scott stated.
“I’ve been impressed with the potential on our record, however the actuality is and the information are they’re very younger and so they’re going to take time to develop and subsequently the crew goes to take a little bit of time to get proper.”
A finalist final 12 months, Fremantle misplaced David Mundy (retired), Blake Acres (Carlton), Griffin Logue (North Melbourne), Darcy Tucker (North Melbourne) and Lloyd Meek (Hawthorn) over the low season.
Initially revealed as AFL 2023: Geelong nonetheless the oldest crew headed into 2023 season