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Aaron
Young

Height
188 cm
DOB
06-12-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2016
8
Career
50
Goals
2016
19
Career
33
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
592
Avg
74
AaronYoung

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior Clubs: Wantirna South
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2010 National Draft, pick 36)
Debut: R5, 2012
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 0
Sponsor: WE Hughes

As he was in 2014, Young was the Power’s go-to substitute for the bulk of 2015. With good reason though – he uses the ball well and is a serious threat on the inside of contests. The shelving of the sub rule should aid him and increase his game-time, but he will want to improve his running ability to make full use of any extended minutes.

Background

  • While playing at local club Wantirna South, Young umpired junior football as a way to earn pocket money.

Timeline

2011

Young wasn't able to play senior football, but showed promise at local side North Adelaide.

2012

Putting in several best on ground performances for the Roosters in the SANFL, Young was awarded his debut jumper in Round 5 against the Crows. Being subbed on in the third quarter, he set up a goal in his first act of play on the biggest stage in South Australian football – a Showdown. His season was hampered when, in Round 7, he injured his ankle against Fremantle at Subiaco. Returning later in the season against Geelong, he played the final nine out of ten games for the year.

2013

Young had an up-and-down 2013 campaign. Dropped to North Adelaide's reserves early in the year, Port Adelaide quickly brought him into its own SANFL camp with the Magpies where he enjoyed an improvement in form to earn a recall into the AFL side midway through the year. He played as the substitute in both of the Power's finals to critical acclaim, particularly against Collingwood in the elimination final where he came on during the third quarter and had 13 disposals and three clearances.

2014

Often filling the substitute role, Young proved a dynamic and exciting running midfielder for Port Adelaide throughout the year. A foot injury curtailed his prospects of playing AFL finals, however he managed to play in the club’s SANFL finals campaign as the Magpies’ most impressive major round performer.

2015

Young again showed his class at SANFL level, regularly being named in the best in his seven games in the prison bars in 2015. He made 11 appearances at AFL level, including a number as sub, and showed glimpses of his prolific ball-winning ability and nous around goal. A 25-disposal, one-goal game in Round 4 against Hawthorn was his best performance for 2015. He'll be hoping to emulate that on a more regular basis come 2016.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 8.4
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 2.4
    • AFL Fantasy 74.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Handballs 10 Carlton Rd 8
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Marks 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Hit-outs 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Tackles 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
Goals 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 124 West Coast Eagles Rd 9

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda W 133 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Adelaide Crows L 144 - 86 12 9 21 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 95
3 Essendon W 112 - 51 9 9 18 4 0 0 0 2 3 1 84
4 GWS Giants L 151 - 65 4 5 9 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 40
5 Geelong Cats L 59 - 107 4 9 13 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 45
6 Richmond W 59 - 94 4 7 11 5 0 0 2 5 2 0 67
7 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 59 8 10 18 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 72
8 Carlton L 93 - 91 7 10 17 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 65
9 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 94 13 8 21 6 0 2 0 6 4 1 124
10 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
18 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 5 61 67 128 22 2 8 6 24 19 7 592

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 50
    • Kicks 5.1
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 46.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2015
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
Disposals 25 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2015
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 11, 2014
Tackles 7 North Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
Goals 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2016
AFL Fantasy 124 West Coast Eagles Rd 9, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Port Adelaide 61 67 128 22 2 8 6 24 19 7 592
2015 Port Adelaide 65 78 143 16 1 9 13 29 2 1 499
2014 Port Adelaide 59 94 153 33 8 8 10 26 5 2 586
2013 Port Adelaide 25 35 60 21 1 0 5 7 3 2 242
2012 Port Adelaide 46 52 98 22 0 11 6 24 4 2 423

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Draft history
2010 National Draft, Pick 36 – Port Adelaide

Recruited from
Eastern Ranges

Previous Clubs
Eastern Ranges

Junior Club
Wantirna South

AFL Debut
Rd 5, 2012 v Adelaide

PAFC (AFL) cap number
137

Awards

Club awards

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2012 - Nomination

SANFL Best Player in Finals
2014