How do the 2016 Giants compare to new clubs of the past?
The 2011 Cats were the oldest Premiers and the 2010 Magpies the youngest. But age and experience are not the same thing…
Is your club’s performance in 2016 driven by old campaigners or rising stars?
Compared to the rest of the league, the Western Bulldogs have a concentration of young players, aged around 23. Carlton, Adelaide and Brisbane all have age profiles that look pretty much the same as the league overall. Freo has more old players and fewer youngsters than the rest of the league, as does North Melbourne. West Coast has a glut of players in the prime mid-to-late 20s range.
The 2015 Hawks had just the right blend of prime-age players and experienced veterans.
How old is the typical Premiership team?