Small forward Jamie Elliott is one of Collingwood's most popular and consistent players.
Born in Lorne on Victoria’s surf coast, Jamie Elliott spent time living in Dongara north of Perth, and Queensland before his family settled in Euroa in country Victoria. Elliott suffered tragedy in his teenage years, losing his dad to cancer at 13, and nearly losing his brother in a car accident, but credits his mum and grandmother for helping him stay focused on his dreams of becoming an AFL footballer and making his dad proud. He progressed through the ranks at the Euroa Magpies to play senior football, and represented Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup. Overlooked in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, he returned to the Bushrangers as a top age player and was picked to represent Vic Country at the under 18 championships before breaking his collarbone. While a set-back, Elliott used this time away from the game to get fitter and stronger. Impressed with his work ethic, Collingwood invited Elliott to play two VFL games with them late in the 2011 VFL season, and they liked what they saw!
With the introduction of the AFL’s 18th team, the GWS Giants, AFL rules allowed for the Giants to pre-list players and trade them to clubs in exchange for draft selections. The Giants traded Elliott to Collingwood, and he made his debut for the Magpies in early 2012. Elliott is one of the league’s most exciting and promising small forwards. His ability to impact the contest on the ground as well as in the air is incredibly impressive. Despite being only 178cm tall, Elliott has the ability to climb serious heights and out-mark the tallest of opponents. As well as possessing an impressive highlight reel of spectacular marks and breathtaking goals, Elliott’s tackling and defensive pressure are also a hallmark of his game. Highlighting the regard Elliott is held in internally, at the end of the 2014 season he was handed Collingwood’s coveted number 5 jumper, previously worn by Premiership Captain Nick Maxwell, and famously his now coach, Nathan Buckley. While Elliott has endured some injury during his career, continuity in 2019 and 2020 have seen him return to his brilliant best, adding midfield time to his game.
Elliott is a passionate and talented gamer away from football. He also loves his fashion, taking his motorbike for a spin and spending time with his dog, a French mastiff called Reggie.
Elliott is an ambassador for Adidas.
You can’t have a generic program that suits every player because every player moves differently and is unique in that aspect. When you find the right program that works for you, and you don’t waver from it, you figure it out. I think that’s why I am in a really good place at the moment.