Jobe Watson

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Date of Birth





Xavier College / Sandringham Dragons / Essendon

Career Highlights and Awards

  • WS Critchton Medal 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Club Captain 2010 – present
  • Archer – Hird Medal 2012
  • All-Australian 2012, 2013
  • Lou Richards Medal 2012
  • AFLPA Best Captain 2012
  • International Rules 2014


Former Essendon Captain Jobe Watson decorated career initially began from the Father-Son selection in 2002. During his career he was recognised three-time’s as the Bombers Best and Fairest as well as being considered one of the game’s elite midfielders chalking up 220 games as a one club man.

Watson attended Xavier College and was part of the Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup program en route to the AFL. Initially being trained as a key forward, he was under the immediate scrutiny that all Father-Son selections face well before and after his debut in Round 13 2003 at Telstra Dome.

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