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Don's happy homecoming

Will Snelling had to wait 1056 days between his first and second AFL games, but it was all worth it when he lined up in Essendon’s victory over Adelaide.

5:00pm  Jul 20, 2019

Snelling to make club debut

Mid-season rookie recruit will make his Essendon debut in Friday night's clash with Adelaide.

2:01pm  Jul 18, 2019

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Rd 18 | Roaming Brian

8:48pm  Jul 20, 2019

BTV: Rd 18 | Snelling's debut

2:28pm  Jul 20, 2019

Rd 18 | Snelling post-game

11:01am  Jul 20, 2019

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Will
Snelling

Midfielder

Height
175 cm
DOB
06-08-1997
Weight
70 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
3
Career
4
Goals
2019
3
Career
4
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
215
Avg
72
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 3
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 12.3
    • Disposals 18.0
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 71.7

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 3 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 20
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 20
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 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 17 37 54 7 0 6 1 12 3 0 215

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 5.8
    • Handballs 11.5
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.5
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 70.3

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 3 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 23, 2016
Goals 2 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 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 17 37 54 7 0 6 1 12 3 0 215
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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