Jarrad McVeigh Bio: He is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League.
Jarrad is the younger brother of former Essendon midfielder Mark McVeigh. He was co-captain of the Sydney Swans alongside Adam Goodes in 2011 and 2012 and Kieren Jack from 2013 to 2016.
|Birth Date||April 7, 1985|
|Birth Place||New South Wales, Australia|
|Children||Luella McVeigh and Florence McVeigh|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Jarrad McVeigh Bio
Jarrad McVeigh was born on April 7, 1985, in New South Wales, Australia.
He played his junior football with Pennant Hills AFC and the NSW/ACT Rams.
Jarrad was the joint winner of the McLean Medal for the best player at the National AFL Under 16 Championships.
He performed well at the AFL Draft Camp, recording the highest score in the beep test and the fastest three-kilometer run time.
Jarrad was recruited by the Sydney Swans with fifth selection in the 2002 AFL Draft.
Jarrad McVeigh AFL career
McVeigh made his AFL debut, wearing guernsey number 3, in the Swans’ embarrassing loss to triple-defending premiers, the Brisbane Lions, at the Gabba in Round 1 of the 2004 season.
Earning the Swans Most Improved Award from the 2007 season, McVeigh established himself from a tagger to a goal-kicking midfielder. In round 18, 2008 against the Western Bulldogs, he kicked a career-high 6 goals.
At the end of the 2008 season, McVeigh won his first Bob Skilton Medal, as the Swans Best and Fairest, posting 578 votes, 10 points in front of runner-up Brett Kirk, polling the maximum 50 votes in the round-18 clash against the Western Bulldogs.
In 2009, McVeigh had a less successful year, missing some games due to a hamstring injury, and finishing sixth in the Best and Fairest award.
In 2010, McVeigh finished fourth in the Bob Skilton Medal. He was selected in the International Rules squad for the tour to Ireland in October.
In 2011, McVeigh was appointed co-captain of the Sydney Swans alongside Adam Goodes. The death of his newborn daughter, Luella, marred his season.
In his absence, the Swans defeated eventual premiers Geelong at Skilled Stadium (the first time a visiting side had won at that location in four years) in Round 23 and dedicated the win to the McVeigh family and Luella.
Despite such a tragedy, he managed to finish 10th in the 2011 Skilton Medal. In 2012, McVeigh captained the Sydney Swans to the 2012 premiership.
His strong year was rewarded with a fifth-place finish in the 2012 Bob Skilton Medal. In 2015, McVeigh became only the seventh person to reach 250 games for the Swans in round 7.
Jarrad McVeigh Wife & Children
He is married to Clementine McVeigh. they had 1 child, Luella McVeigh.
Lolita-Luella McVeigh was born on 8 July 2012. They had another daughter on September 12, 2017, Florence McVeigh.
Jarrad McVeigh Retirement
On 1 August 2019, McVeigh announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season.
Jarrad McVeigh never left anything in the tank during his 17 years in the AFL.
Jarrad is battling a lower leg injury, will leave the game at the end of 2019 as one of the most decorated and loved players in the club’s history.
But he won’t be lost to Sydney, with the Pennant Hills product set to join the club’s coaching panel.
Jarrad said on his retirement
“I love footy, I love playing, I love training,”
"His legacy at this football club is very significant."
— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) August 1, 2019
♦️ 2x best & fairest
♦️ Premiership captain
Jarrad McVeigh will retire at season's end.
Forever a Bloods legend. pic.twitter.com/x2aDXWBfoX
— 7AFL (@7AFL) August 1, 2019
Jarrad McVeigh’s legacy at the Swans can’t be debated. Through the darkest and most beautiful of times, he’s found a way to influence his teammates — on and off the field.
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) August 1, 2019