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1 August 1988 (age 34)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 320d
Last game: 34y 291d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Port Adelaide; Glenelg; Australia
Port Adelaide: 10, 1
Geelong Falcons (2007)
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AFL: 11,592nd player to appear, 31st most games played, 403rd most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 102nd player to appear, 1st most games played, 9th most goals kicked
Taken at number five in the 2006 National Draft, ex-Geelong Falcon Travis Boak made his AFL debut for Port Adelaide in Round 12, 2007 and immediately established himself as a midfield regular. He played in that season's Grand Final - unfortunately a day to forget as the Power was trounced by Geelong to the tune of 119 points - and would have been one of the first players named in the side in the opening round of the following season.
The following few years were lean for the club but Boak was a consistently fine player throughout this period, After jointly winning the club best and fairest award with Jackson Trengove in 2012, Boak was appointed captain of Port Adelaide when Ken Hinkley came on board as coach. Under the new leadership, Port's fortunes turned dramatically, as the Power finished fifth in 2013 and came within a kick of eventual premiers Hawthorn in the 2014 Preliminary Final.
Boak has thrived as captain, and was named All Australian in both 2013 and 2014.
Author - Andrew Gigacz