Zach
Merrett
2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR
2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR
2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR
Zach Merrett was selected with pick 26 in the 2013 National Draft. A highly rated junior, Merrett wasted no time making an impact at the Bombers.

Bio

Zach Merrett grew up in Cobden, Victoria before boarding at Melbourne Grammar School on a cricket scholarship.

After another solid season in 2015, Merrett was promoted to the Essendon Leadership Group ahead of the 2016 season, and if he hadn’t already convinced the AFL world he was a genuine star in the making, his 2016 season put it beyond doubt. Merrett collected 657 possessions over the season, the most ever recorded by a Bomber’s player in one year. He went on to win the club Best and Fairest, and captained his side in the last few games of the season. In 2017 Merrett was named Vice-Captain of the Bombers, and continued his fine form from the previous year. He picked up his first selection in the All-Australian side, and in 2018 played his 100th game after barely missing a game since his debut. The classy midfielder will be one of the key players and leaders at Essendon for many years to come, as he looks to add to his already illustrious career.

Away from football Zach loves American sports and is learning more about business, self improvement and when time permits he heads back home to see his family with his beloved Golden Retriever Maya.

Zach is a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ambassador and a Nike Athlete

Career Highlights

2017
All-Australian
2017
International Rules Series
2014
Rising Star nominee
2016 - 2018
AFLPA 22under22 team
2016
Crichton Medal
2019
Crichton Medal
2020
Crichton Medal runner-up
2018
Crichton Medal third place
2017
Bill Hutchison Community Award
2016
Best Defensive Player
2016
John Kilby Best Clubman
2015
Lindsay Griffiths Rising Star

Testimonials

Zach has been a long-standing Ambassador for the Nike brand – and with his best football ahead of him – we didn’t hesitate to recently renew his endorsement deal. His football ability speaks for itself and he is a leading candidate to be the next Essendon captain. He has been a pleasure to work with, is well respected within Nike and has continues to represent our Brand with distinction. We have seen the progression of Zach - both professionally and personally - and Nike are proud to have Zach onboard and look forward to continuing to grow together.

DAMIAN EVERETTS, SPORTS MARKETING MANAGER, NIKE PACIFIC

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2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR
2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR
2017 ALL-AUSTRALIAN
2017 INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES
2014 RISING STAR NOMINEE
2016 - 2018 AFLPA 22UNDER22 TEAM
2016 CRICHTON MEDAL
2019 CRICHTON MEDAL
2020 CRICHTON MEDAL RUNNER-UP
2018 CRICHTON MEDAL THIRD PLACE
2017 BILL HUTCHISON COMMUNITY AWARD
2016 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
2016 JOHN KILBY BEST CLUBMAN
2015 LINDSAY GRIFFITHS RISING STAR

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