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A mixture of nerves and excitement for Ainsworth

Nearing arguably the biggest day of his life, Ben Ainsworth admits to feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement.

5:08pm  Mar 23, 2017

Draftees named for AFL debuts

Coach Rodney Eade has confirmed two draftees will make their AFL debuts in round one against Brisbane.

11:00am  Mar 23, 2017

Ainsworth shows off his potential

Ben Ainsworth's first hitout in the red and gold has the young gun itching for more.

1:55pm  Feb 20, 2017

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Ben
Ainsworth

Height
178 cm
DOB
10-02-1998
Weight
76 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
13
Career
13
Goals
2017
14
Career
14
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
775
Avg
60
BenAinsworth

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club: Morwell/ Gippsland Power
Draft History: 2016 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 4 overall.

Ben Ainsworth comes to Metricon Stadium with a reputation as a brilliant overhead mark for his size and a small forward who is a threat both in the air and at ground level with the ability to be a match-winning player.. He was an under-18 All-Australian in 2015 as a bottom-age player and was a star at the Draft Combine, finishing second in the 20m sprint, fifth in the repeat sprint and top 10 in the agility and running vertical jump.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.6

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 14
Disposals 18 Hawthorn Rd 12
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 22
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 86 Brisbane Lions Rd 1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions L 96 - 98 8 6 14 4 0 1 0 6 2 1 86
2 GWS Giants L 160 - 58 7 3 10 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 56
3 Hawthorn W 139 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 82 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 153 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 North Melbourne L 107 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats W 124 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Port Adelaide L 38 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Melbourne L 122 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 80 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn W 79 - 95 8 10 18 2 0 0 0 4 1 1 73
13 Carlton L 73 - 83 6 3 9 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 47
14 St Kilda L 103 - 72 5 12 17 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 58
15 North Melbourne W 118 - 99 8 6 14 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 81
16 Sydney Swans L 118 - 51 3 3 6 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 31
17 Collingwood L 88 - 103 6 6 12 1 0 3 2 4 2 0 58
18 Western Bulldogs L 110 - 56 10 2 12 6 0 2 2 4 2 2 78
19 Richmond L 65 - 98 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 23
20 Fremantle L 90 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions L 142 - 84 8 4 12 4 0 4 1 3 0 0 57
22 Essendon L 57 - 90 7 3 10 6 0 0 2 1 3 0 61
23 Port Adelaide L 135 - 20 8 5 13 3 0 1 2 6 0 1 63
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 16 89 64 153 45 0 14 10 42 14 9 775

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 6.8
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 59.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2017
Handballs 12 St Kilda Rd 14, 2017
Disposals 18 Hawthorn Rd 12, 2017
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 22, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2017
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
AFL Fantasy 86 Brisbane Lions Rd 1, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Gold Coast Suns 89 64 153 45 0 14 10 42 14 9 775

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