Will Krithararis was a regular contributor for the Northern Blues Development side in their final season. (PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Paton)
Enjoying a career-best haul of Development performances in 2017, Will Krithararis has his year put under the microscope in the Regency Windows player review series.
THE YEAR THAT WAS
After playing 11 Development games in his first year at the club, Krithararis earned a spot in the side in Round 2 and didn’t look back from there.
Missing only one game for the rest of the year through suspension, Krithararis was a constant presence in the midfield, racking up disposals and clearances in a consistent season.
His performances in Rounds 5, 6 and 8 were big factors in the Blues breaking their 2017 duck and putting themselves back into finals contention, providing a solid on-ball base with Tim Jones and Zach Ballard.
The midfielder played to his strengths in 2017, being of the side’s best in contested possessions, clearances and tackles come the end of the year.
Krithararis was a shining light when the Development Blues headed to North Port Oval in Round 10, where they couldn’t take advantage of a fast start against the Borough.
With the Blues bursting out of the blocks, Krithararis was a big contributor all afternoon, collecting a season-high 27 disposals as well as eight clearances against a seasoned Port Melbourne midfield.
His game saw him poll 10 votes in the club’s best-and-fairest award.
He was also one of his side’s best when the Blues recorded their first two wins of the season, against Casey and Sandringham.
After a 23-disposal game against the Demons, Krithararis backed it up with 24 disposals and kicking his first goal of the season in the 13-point win over the Zebras.
BY THE NUMBERS
269 total Development disposals (#2 at club)
134 total Development contested possessions (#2 at club)
79 total Development clearances (#2 at club)
52 total Development tackles (#3 at club)