19 Ben Worme

Height
189cm
Weight
81kg
Current Team
Bendigo Pioneers, Vic Country
Birthday
June 18, 2001

THE Bendigo Pioneers’ midfielder/defender described his year as “consistent, but nothing out of the box” which pretty much sums him up. Worme is a consistent player with a neat outside game and clean hands, as well as good versatility, without having a complete standout trait. He has his athleticism to work on, and could provide a greater inside presence given his 189cm/81kg frame, but finished the season with a 70.9 per cent disposal efficiency which is quite impressive. However his kicking consistency – he averaged 1.5 clangers per game could still develop, with his clean hands (85.1 per cent efficiency) certainly a strength of his. Playing in the defensive half, Worme averaged 3.3 rebounds and was trying to get forward and almost averaged two inside 50s per game as well. Like many at his size, Worme is more of a long-term prospect with a good base to start with and see how much he can develop over the next few years having already added nine kilograms to his frame this year.

STRENGTHS: Versatility, outside game, clean hands, rebounding
IMPROVEMENTS: Marking, inside game, kicking consistency

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH BEN WORME AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Bendigo Pioneers20133311112130229036.74.311.03.70.01.00.046
2019Bendigo Pioneers160101261649016543024294931510.76.717.44.30.02.90.271
Total-1801142947510118646026315831810.06.316.34.20.02.60.2117

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Country21302120011012.01.03.00.00.02.00.011
Total-21302120011012.01.03.00.00.02.00.011

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
201820133311112130229036.74.311.03.70.01.00.046
2019162102264649216645024305031610.16.416.54.00.02.80.268
Total182115297751031874802632593199.66.115.63.90.02.50.2114