Jimmy Toumpas was selected by Melbourne at pick 4 during the 2012 NAB AFL Draft. Toumpas attracted much attention during his 2011 campaign in the National Championships where he captained the U18 South Australian team. His work through the midfield was eye-catching, displaying great skill, poise and game-sense. Toumpas moved to Melbourne ahead of his career with the Melbourne Football club.
Toumpas played 14 games in his debut season, an impressive tally for a first year player. Unfortunately, Jimmy only witnessed the single win in his debut season however he was seen as an important prospect for the club’s future.
Jimmy’s 2014 and 2015 seasons failed to take off to his liking however despite this, he still managed to showcase his ability. For Jimmy, consistency is a key aspect of his game however once achieved, it will launch his career significantly. He displayed his ability in 2015 when Melbourne played St Kilda, Toumpas collecting 26 disposals, 8 tackles and 2 goals. Toumpas returned home to Adelaide where he joined Port Adelaide ahead of the
the same year in which he captained the South Australian Under 18 team, gaining All Australian honours. Known for his silky foot skills, Toumpas was a senior Premiership player at 17 with Woodville-West Torrens in 2011. After making his debut in round one Toumpas went on to play 14 games in his first year of AFL football. At the end of the 2015 season, Toumpas was traded back to his native Adelaide and the Port Adelaide Football Club ahead of the 2016 season.
Toumpas has shown further improvements in his consistency for Port Adelaide however due to fierce competition, has found himself playing largely in the club’s reserves. Despite this, Jimmy has averaged 23 disposals a game in his SANFL matches and was often regarded to as a great leader within the team. Toumpas will now look towards the 2018 season where he hopes to find more consistency at the top level.