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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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RD6: Ainsworth post-match

5:10pm  Apr 27, 2019

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Ben
Ainsworth

Height
178 cm
DOB
10-02-1998
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
7
Career
36
Goals
2019
5
Career
25
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
450
Avg
64
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 7
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 16.3
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Melbourne Rd 8
Handballs 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Disposals 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 6
Marks 8 Melbourne Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Carlton Rd 4
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 88 Melbourne Rd 8

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 25
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 11 8 19 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 84
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 8 11 19 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 12 9 21 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 68
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 6 7 13 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 56
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 13 7 20 8 0 1 1 0 2 1 88
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 12 4 16 4 0 1 1 3 1 1 73
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: 3 - L: 6 65 49 114 30 0 5 5 11 5 3 450

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 36
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 61.0

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 8 Melbourne Rd 8, 2019
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 65 49 114 30 0 5 5 11 5 3 450
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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