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Selection: Round 10

One forced changed made to Power line-up as players return through SANFL.

6:25pm  Jun 4, 2015

Peter Jackson SANFL Report: Round 8

Young rates high in narrow win over Bays.

11:16am  Jun 3, 2015

Selection: Round 7

One forced and one unforced omission in Power's 25-man squad to play Lions.

6:27pm  May 14, 2015

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Aaron
Young

Height
188 cm
DOB
06-12-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
6
Career
37
Goals
2015
2
Career
14
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
284
Avg
47
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

Turned himself into somewhat of a super sub for the Power last season, starting in the green vest on eight occasions. But whether he is affecting games late or playing throughout a contest, Young shows good poise when in possession and makes good decisions. He is courageous in the way he attacks the contest and the improvement in his kicking is obvious – he finds teammates and
kicks goals.

Background

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

Season by Season

Season by Season

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.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 13.7
    • Marks 1.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 47.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Hawthorn Rd 4
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 3
Disposals 25 Hawthorn Rd 4
Marks 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 6
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 10
Tackles 7 North Melbourne Rd 3
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 82 Hawthorn Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 75 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans L 44 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 North Melbourne W 105 - 113 5 13 18 2 0 1 0 7 1 0 82
4 Hawthorn W 99 - 91 14 11 25 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 82
5 Adelaide Crows W 91 - 115 4 9 13 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 26
6 West Coast Eagles L 68 - 78 3 8 11 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 38
7 Brisbane Lions L 102 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 43 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Melbourne W 54 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Western Bulldogs W 100 - 62 6 2 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 27
11 Geelong Cats L 69 - 92 6 1 7 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 29
12 Carlton L 110 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Sydney Swans L 94 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 8 38 44 82 8 1 5 8 16 2 0 284

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 4.5
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 41.5

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 1 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2015
AFL Fantasy 82 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Port Adelaide 38 44 82 8 1 5 8 16 2 0 284
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