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Young's unprecedented crazy taxi ride

Late call up sees Young witness first bounce from passenger seat.

6:39am  Aug 17, 2014

Height down back no issue for Power

Port Adelaide isn't a personnel-based team, but the loss of Trengove and Carlile leaves noteworthy experience voids in defence. This is how the Power will run itself on Saturday night.

11:50am  Jul 4, 2014

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Aaron
Young

Height
188 cm
DOB
06-12-1992
Weight
81 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
14
Career
31
Goals
2014
5
Career
12
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
586
Avg
42
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

A promising midfielder who can move forward and kick goals, Young’s impressive debut against Adelaide in Round 5, 2012 hit a road bump when he injured an ankle against the Dockers two weeks later. A strong finish to last season has him raring to go for a bumper second year.

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

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 4.2
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 41.9

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Melbourne Rd 18
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 11
Disposals 18 GWS Giants Rd 7
Marks 5 Melbourne Rd 11
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 11
Tackles 4 Melbourne Rd 18
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 71 Melbourne Rd 18

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 87 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Adelaide Crows W 127 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 North Melbourne L 97 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 159 - 46 3 5 8 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 43
5 West Coast Eagles W 56 - 70 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
6 Geelong Cats W 107 - 67 7 8 15 3 0 1 0 4 1 1 70
7 GWS Giants W 97 - 132 7 11 18 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 71
8 Fremantle W 94 - 76 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 31
10 Hawthorn W 100 - 86 0 5 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11
11 Melbourne W 75 - 95 6 11 17 5 3 2 1 2 1 0 71
12 St Kilda W 129 - 59 4 10 14 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 39
13 Sydney Swans L 98 - 94 6 7 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 44
14 Western Bulldogs W 128 - 56 3 3 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 15
15 Adelaide Crows L 99 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon L 60 - 62 3 8 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 32
17 Richmond L 126 - 106 5 10 15 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 45
18 Melbourne W 72 - 69 9 7 16 4 1 1 2 4 1 0 71
19 Collingwood L 76 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans L 58 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 47 - 56 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 23
22 Carlton W 140 - 37 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 7 59 94 153 33 8 8 10 26 5 2 586

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 31
    • Kicks 4.2
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 10.0
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 40.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Melbourne Rd 18, 2014
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 11, 2014
Disposals 18 GWS Giants Rd 7, 2014
Marks 7 Carlton Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 3 Melbourne Rd 11, 2014
Tackles 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 21, 2012
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 18, 2014
AFL Fantasy 80 Carlton Rd 23, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
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

Aligned SANFL Club
North Adelaide

Previous Clubs
Eastern Ranges

Junior Club
Wantirna South

AFL Debut
Rd 5, 2012 v Adelaide

PAFC (AFL) cap number
137

Games

AFL Games
12

NAB Cup
4

Awards

Club awards

Gavin Wanganeen Medal
2012 - Nomination