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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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2:16pm  Aug 13, 2018

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Ben
Ainsworth

Height
178 cm
DOB
10-02-1998
Weight
78 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
16
Career
29
Goals
2018
6
Career
20
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
970
Avg
61
BenAinsworth

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2017
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club: Morwell/ Gippsland Power
Draft History: 2016 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Gold Coast) No. 4 overall.

Ainsworth was a shining light in 2017 and lived up to his billing as a No. 4 draft pick. After suffering a corked quad in round 2 which kept him out for 8 weeks, Ainsworth made a big impact on return.

Blessed with explosive power, Ainsworth kicked 14 goals in 13 games and showed he has what it takes at AFL level. The 20-year-old is set for a big year in 2018 and could start to spend more time in the midfield as his endurance improves.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 60.6

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Handballs 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Disposals 26 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Marks 6 St Kilda Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 12
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 92 Port Adelaide Rd 9

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 55 - 39 5 6 11 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 56
2 Carlton W 67 - 101 5 6 11 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 44
3 Fremantle L 68 - 96 10 3 13 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
4 West Coast Eagles L 139 - 59 8 1 9 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 35
5 Brisbane Lions W 71 - 76 6 8 14 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 40
6 Adelaide Crows L 110 - 62 3 6 9 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 47
7 Western Bulldogs L 81 - 72 14 12 26 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 90
8 Melbourne L 77 - 146 8 11 19 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 70
9 Port Adelaide L 42 - 82 13 6 19 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 92
11 Geelong Cats L 36 - 121 16 4 20 5 0 3 1 3 0 1 84
12 GWS Giants L 134 - 26 9 7 16 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 78
13 St Kilda L 78 - 80 11 4 15 6 0 0 2 5 1 1 80
14 Hawthorn L 96 - 43 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 35
15 Collingwood L 60 - 99 4 8 12 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 45
16 North Melbourne L 95 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans W 64 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Carlton L 44 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Melbourne L 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Richmond L 51 - 125 9 8 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 54
22 Brisbane Lions L 74 - 78 5 10 15 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 67
23 Geelong Cats L 142 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 4 - L: 18 131 106 237 45 0 10 12 52 6 12 970

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 29
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 5.9
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 60.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2018
Handballs 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2018
Disposals 26 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2018
Marks 6 St Kilda Rd 13, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 12, 2018
Goals 4 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2017
AFL Fantasy 92 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Gold Coast Suns 131 106 237 45 0 10 12 52 6 12 970
2017 Gold Coast Suns 89 64 153 45 0 14 10 42 14 9 775

Legend

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