James Ezard

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James Ezard
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Calder Cannons
Debut Round 8 2006, Port Adelaide
vs. Brisbane Lions, at AAMI Stadium
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005– West Adelaide (SANFL)
2006 Port Adelaide (AFL) 4 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Thomas Ezard (born 24 March 1986) is an Australian rules footballer, who played for Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

The nephew of Essendon premiership player Alan Ezard, he was taken at pick 34 in the 2004 AFL Draft from Calder Cannons. In 2005, he kicked the winning goal against Adelaide in a pre-season NAB cup match, but never broke into the senior team in that year, spending the year playing in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) with West Adelaide, putting in some good performances, but still unable to break into Port Adelaide's main team.

AFL career

Port Adelaide career (2006)

Ezard made his AFL debut in round 8 of the 2006 AFL season, but Port Adelaide were soundly beaten by Brisbane Lions by 69 points. Ezard played the next three games, kicking a goal in the match against Carlton. At the end of the season, he was delisted by the club, which saw seven players leaving. He wore the number 9 guernsey for Port Adelaide, for the 2005 and 2006 season.

SANFL career

West Adelaide career (2005–present)

After being picked by West Adelaide in the 2005 Mini-Draft and playing with the club when not with Port in 2005 and made his SANFL debut with Wests on 26 March 2005. In 2006 Ezard signed for West Adelaide, deciding to stay in South Australia instead of returning home to Victoria so that he did not have to relocate.[1]

2009 saw Ezard hit top form for West Adelaide who would finish the season in 6th place after finishing 9th and last each year since 2005. His consistent form was rewarded when he was named joint winner of the SANFL's highest individual honor, the Magarey Medal, with Rhys Archard from North Adelaide.


  1. ^ AdelaideNow... Ezard set to bounce back

External links

  • West Adelaide Player Profile
  • James Ezard's playing statistics from AFL Tables

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