14 Aaron Darling

Height
177cm
Weight
84kg
Birthday
January 24, 1999

STRENGTHS: Kicking, contested ball winning, footy smarts, versatility
IMPROVEMENTS: Inside game, endurance, match fitness

SUMMARY: Aaron Darling is the hard luck story of the 2017 draft crop. A member of the AFL’s AIS Academy, he has missed out on a full 12 months of development after injuring his ACL at training last November. He was one of the best kicks in the draft, but finding him a position was more difficult. Did not set the world on fire on the inside despite having the right tools to impress, but is suited to a high-half forward role if a club takes a punt. Uninjured he could have been a mid-range pick, but with no form to go off in 2017, it is hard to see where he falls – perhaps in the rookie draft if at all.

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC Points
2016Dandenong Stingrays1017617729005000006156.75.111.81.90.03.30.439
2017Dandenong Stingrays000000000000000000000
2018Dandenong Stingrays911024750010424.50.55.01.00.02.52.031
Total-11077187314755001010176.54.511.01.80.03.20.670

Trial matches

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC Points
Total-8.06.014.00.00.03.00.0

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC Points
2016Vic Country000000000000000000000
2017Vic Country000000000000000000000
Total-000000000000000000000

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC Points
Total6.24.410.61.60.03.10.5