A clever forward capable of averaging better than a goal a game through his 66 games in six years with the Western Bulldogs, Liam Jones’ addition to the Carlton forward line ahead of the 2015 season shapes as pivotal move for the Blues.
Selected with pick 32 in the 2008 NAB AFL Draft by the Western Bulldogs and originally from Tasmania, the AIS-AFL graduate moved to Victoria to attend Scotch College and further his football and studies. Jones made his debut in Round 18 2010, playing five games for the year. In 2011, Jones experienced a breakout season, playing a total of 20 games and gaining a NAB Rising Star nomination.
Renowned for his strong marking ability, Jones was a key player in Footscray’s historic 2014 VFL Premiership. But in search of more regular senior opportunities, Jones moved to Carlton in the 2014 NAB Trade Period and will be a key asset to their forward line in 2015 and beyond.