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Snelling outlines goals for 2020

Mid-season recruit Will Snelling says he wants to develop his forward craft ahead of his second season as a Bomber.

11:53am  Nov 7, 2019

Exciting rookie re-signs

Essendon is pleased to announce Will Snelling will remain at The Hangar in 2020 after signing a one-year deal.

11:00am  Oct 25, 2019

Season review: Will Snelling

For someone who played just four senior games in 2019, there’s just so much to say about Will Snelling.

10:02am  Oct 8, 2019

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BTV: Snelling highlights

11:00am  Oct 25, 2019

Rd 18 | Roaming Brian

8:48pm  Jul 20, 2019

BTV: Rd 18 | Snelling's debut

2:28pm  Jul 20, 2019

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Will
Snelling

Midfielder

Height
175 cm
DOB
06-08-1997
Weight
70 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
4
Career
5
Goals
2019
5
Career
6
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
267
Avg
67
WillSnelling

Player bio

At a glance

Recruited from: West Adelaide
Draft history: Pick No.7, 2019 mid-season rookie draft
AFL debut: Round 23, 2016 (Port Adelaide)
Brownlow votes: -

Essendon welcomed young midfielder Will Snelling via pick No.7 in the mid-season rookie draft.

The 21-year-old, who spent three years in the AFL system with Port Adelaide, joined the Bombers from SANFL club West Adelaide.

Despite standing at 175cm, Snelling is a tough operator who averaged 9.6 tackles a game in the SANFL this season.

Draft history: 2019 NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft selection (Essendon) No.7 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 5.0
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Handballs 14 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Disposals 21 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Marks 4 West Coast Eagles FW1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles FW1
AFL Fantasy 93 Port Adelaide Rd 20

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 5 10 15 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 58
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 5 13 18 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 64
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 7 14 21 3 0 3 0 5 2 0 93
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 3 9 12 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 52
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 20 46 66 11 0 6 2 13 5 0 267

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 5.2
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 2.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 66.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 7 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2019
Handballs 14 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2019
Disposals 21 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2019
Marks 4 West Coast Eagles FW1, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2016
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles FW1, 2019
AFL Fantasy 93 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 20 46 66 11 0 6 2 13 5 0 267
2018 Port Adelaide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Port Adelaide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Port Adelaide 6 9 15 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 66

Legend

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