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Francis trade update

Essendon is open to facilitating a move for Aaron Francis to return to South Australia, if it can secure an appropriate deal.

3:28pm  Oct 9, 2017

Francis Sidelined

Essendon youngster Aaron Francis, will spend time on the sideline after injuring his calf.

7:00pm  Apr 12, 2016

Young Dons on Track

Essendon's new recruits are making great progress as they prepare for a big debut year.

4:28pm  Feb 10, 2016

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RD 23 | Game Breaker: Aaron Francis

11:00pm  Aug 24, 2018

RD 23 | Francis flies

9:31pm  Aug 24, 2018

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Aaron
Francis

Height
193 cm
DOB
10-08-1997
Weight
92 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2018
5
Career
10
Goals
2018
1
Career
3
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
325
Avg
65
AaronFrancis

Player Bio

Player Sponsors

Brad & Kerree Dunn - SA Bombers

Gwenda Muller - True To The Red Sash 40

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Loxton North
Debut: 2016

Recruited from: West Adelaide, pick 6 2015

Francis is an exciting key-position prospect from South Australia who has displayed plenty of talent in his two full seasons at Essendon.

The big man played two senior matches in 2017, but had several strong performances in the VFL to put further pressure on selectors.

Francis took leave for personal reasons to deal with his mental health at the start of 2018, but has returned to the club ahead of what could be a breakthrough season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 3.0
    • Disposals 13.2
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 65.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Handballs 5 Sydney Swans Rd 19
Disposals 19 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Marks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 23
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 94 Port Adelaide Rd 23

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles W 52 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 125 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood L 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 51 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans W 109 - 66 9 5 14 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 59
20 Hawthorn L 107 - 103 5 2 7 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 36
21 St Kilda W 122 - 79 10 3 13 4 0 2 0 3 1 0 68
22 Richmond L 81 - 73 12 1 13 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 68
23 Port Adelaide W 89 - 111 15 4 19 11 0 1 3 4 0 0 94
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 51 15 66 32 0 8 4 11 1 0 325

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 3.8
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 56.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2018
Handballs 7 Fremantle Rd 7, 2017
Disposals 19 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2018
Marks 11 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2018
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 21, 2018
AFL Fantasy 94 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Essendon 51 15 66 32 0 8 4 11 1 0 325
2017 Essendon 10 12 22 7 0 0 1 3 1 3 93
2016 Essendon 20 11 31 12 0 5 2 5 1 2 145

Legend

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Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points