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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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Ainsworth post-match

10:27pm  Mar 3, 2019

SUNS TV: Ainsworth Presser

12:14pm  Jan 10, 2019

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Ben
Ainsworth

Height
178 cm
DOB
10-02-1998
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
0
Career
29
Goals
2019
0
Career
20
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
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.

Ben Ainsworth took the next step with his football in 2018, moving from the forward line into the midfield more regularly as the season wore on. The 21-year-old missed six games through injury, but averaged 15 disposals, three marks and three tackles from his 16 matches. 

Back to full fitness, Ainsworth has had a strong pre-season and is primed to take another leap in his third year of AFL football. He’s blessed with explosive power and can turn games off his own boot, offering Stuart Dew plenty of promise for 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
7 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
12 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2019 Gold Coast Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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AFL Fantasy points