Aaron YOUNG

#15   Gold Coast

Age: 26yr 1mth Games: 77 Born: Dec 06, 1992
Height: 189cm Weight: 83kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Bobbed up to become a consistent goalkicking threat at half forward. In good shape and will be hoping for more of the same.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Syd Great effort from an underrated forward. Three goals were critical given the tightness of the contest. 7
2 Frem Could have been a big game but ended with one goal from his four attempts. 5
3 Adel Usually plays well in Showdowns, wasn’t sighted. 2
4 GWS Made the most of his chances at stages, but yet to have the same impact as he had last season. 4
5 Carl Two goals and two scoring assists, needs to find more consistency across half forward. 5
6 Bris Plenty of defensive pressure with six tackles, though offered little offensive threat. 3
7 WCE Improving slowly, but not hitting the scoreboard as a forward could be costly to his first team chances moving forward. 4
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 SANFL Back in the SANFL, relished a run in the midfield, racking up 22 disposals. -
10 Geel One goal and got involved at times but didn’t create a constant headache for the Cats; 11 disposals but no tackles. 3
11 Haw Didn’t kick a goal from nine kicks but got better longer than game went. Four inside-50s and three tackles. 4
12 SANFL Had an absolute field day with five goals, 36 disposals and 13 inside 50s. -
13 Bris Rewarded Ken Hinkley’s faith with two goals but needs to find more of the footy to cement his spot. 5
14 Coll Quiet first half (four touches) and 12 for the match. Didn’t hit the scoreboard and laid just three tackles. 3
15 Senior emergency.
16 SANFL Port’s match-winner with 33 disposals, eight tackles and a goal. Cracking performance. -
17 SANFL Continued his good form with 23 disposals, six tackles and a goal. A gun at this level. -
18 SANFL With 34 disposals and 11 tackles, is a consistently dominant SANFL force. Now to do the same at the next level. -
19 StK Kicked late goal which kept Port alive. Not a big factor apart from that. 4
20 Adel Dismal performance in the midfield, wasn’t alone. 3
21 SANFL Fine response to AFL axe with 28 touches and two majors. Needs to do it more at the next level. -
22 SANFL At his damaging, creative best with three goals and a game-high 30 disposals. -
23 SANFL Enjoyed a scintillating third term. With 21 disposals, seven tackles and a goal, was a driving force through the middle. -
EF Senior emergency.

2016 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 SANFL Worked super hard for his 26 touches, nine clearances in the middle. -
2 Adel Made the most of his recall with four goals in the second half. 8
3 Ess Another three goals to add to the four he produced in the previous week. 6
4 GWS Creative effort up forward in the first half, but battled after the main break. 3
5 Geel Played at half forward but couldn’t get into the game at all. Four kicks. One inside-50s. 3
6 Rich Again hit the scoreboard as a hard working half forward with two majors. Going well. 6
7 Bris The Power’s most improved player in 2016. 7
8 Carl Bobbed up again with a goal and was industrious in the front half. One Port player going OK. 6
9 WCE Another four goals, the surprise packet of the season. 8
10 Melb Continued great start to year with another two goals and strong gut-running. 6
11 Coll Kicked another four goals. Must be the biggest improver in the competition this season. 8
12 WB Another two goals, easily Port Adelaide’s find of the season. 7
13 Frem Couldn’t play at his best from recent weeks. 5
15 Rich Tackling machine, kept the footy in the Power forward 50 constantly. 6
16 Haw Not one of his better games for the season, didn’t trouble the scoresheet. 4
17 NM Covered plenty of ground starting from the forward line. 7
18 GWS Surprisingly didn’t trouble the scoresheet, played higher up the ground. 4
19 Bris Wasteful in front of goal with 1.5. Could have had a huge night out. 6
20 Syd Got a bit of the ball pushing up the ground, but went goalless for fourth time in past seven matches. 5
21 Melb Two goals but little else. 5
22 Adel Great tussle with Cheney, and responded with three crucial goals. 6
23 GCS Dangerous in attack though wasted some opportunities. 5

2015 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 -
2 SANFL Influential in Port's dominant midfield with 22 touches and a goal. -
3 NM Kicked goal to put Port ahead late and did some good things in midfield. 6
4 Haw Making the most of his opportunity due to the absence of Wines. 7
5 Adel Not as impressive as previous weeks, always tries hard. 4
6 WCE Subbed out in the third term. 4
7 SANFL Was in everything with 31 possessions, nine clearances and a goal. -
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 SANFL Pressing hard for AFL gig. 22 disposals, 11 tackles, two goals. -
10 WB Started as the sub and collected heavily as soon as he came on. 4
11 Geel Sub. Not able to influence the game after replacing White for second half. 1
12 SANFL Bye. -
13 SANFL Laid eight tackles and kicked a goal. Had his moments. -
14 SANFL Match postponed. -
15 SANFL Made a few blues but ace in the clinches. 11 tackles, 11 clearances. -
16 Adel Started as the sub but given little time to shine. 3
17 Ess Sub came on at three-quarter time. 1
18 StK Won six clearances, three inside-50’s and produced three scoring assists. 7
19 WB Battled at half forward but as for many teammates a tough day at the office. 5
20 SANFL Brilliant, especially in clutch. 29 disposals, eight tackles, two goals. -
21 SANFL Only 13 touches but his work around the stoppages was important. -
22 GCS Limited opportunity as starting sub. 2
23 Did not play for Port Magpies.

2014 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Shoulder.
2 Senior emergency.
3 SANFL With 28 disposals and 13 clearances, was dynamic in losing cause. -
4 Bris Came on as the substitute and kicked a goal. 3
5 WCE Sub. Had a few touches in the final term after coming on. 2
6 Geel Copped big hit from Bartel but returned. Tough in and under effort. 5
7 GWS Settling in nicely to the midfield, had six inside-50s and five clearances. 6
8 Frem Subbed on in the last term and kicked a goal. Can’t ask for more. 3
10 Haw Started as the sub and saw limited game time. 2
11 Melb Led up well across half forward when others were well held. 6
12 StK Crunched a couple of times but bounced back to finish the game strongly. 6
13 Syd Sub. On at half time for Hartlett and won his fair share of ball. 4
14 WB Started as the SUB and saw minimal game time in the fourth quarter. 3
15 SANFL Responded to AFL axe with contested footy exhibition. 36 touches. -
16 Ess Started as the sub and found plenty of the footy in the last term. 4
17 Rich Gave a bit of run but wasn’t able to have a massive impact. 4
18 Melb Shook off the green vest and was impressive with four inside-50’s and a goal. 6
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 GCS Sub. Raced back to ground to be late inclusion and was on in final term. 1
22 SANFL Looked solid before sustaining foot injury in second quarter. -
23 Knee.
QF SANFL Inside work was top-notch. 25 possessions, nine clearances. -
EF SANFL Inside work was top-notch. 25 possessions, nine clearances. -
SF SANFL Struggled early with tag before stamping his authority. -
PF SANFL Magpies' best early but corralled successfully later in the piece. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Senior emergency.
2 SANFL Senior emergency. -
3 SANFL Just fair with 16 possessions for Port Magpies. -
4 Bye.
5 SANFL Six clearances for Magpies but didn't impose himself. -
6 SANFL Steady performer in Port's loss, far from worst. -
7 SANFL Bye. -
8 SANFL Steady performance for Magpies. -
9 SANFL Tried hard all afternoon for Magpies, 17 possessions. -
10 SANFL Bye. -
11 SANFL Solid all-round game in massive Magpies win. -
12 SANFL Dynamic ball-winner in the middle in Magpies’ great win. -
13 SANFL Kicked a nice goal during Port’s second-quarter surge. -
14 SANFL Fed Port's outside runners well with efficient handballing. -
15 SANFL Bye. -
16 SANFL Had a steady game in Port's loss to Sturt. -
17 SANFL Had a go but kicked 0.3 when Port goals were at a premium. -
18 SANFL Superb. 23 touches, two first-half goals to set up win. -
19 SANFL Battled valiantly in midfield with eight clearances in big loss. -
20 SANFL Slow start but among Port's best, 20 touches, six clearances. -
21 GCS Late call-up for the injured Colquhoun and justified inclusion with a goal. 6
22 Frem Sub came on in third term and was active. 2
23 Carl Starting to believe he belongs at this level and his performances are improving. 6
EF Coll Sub came on in third quarter and chipped in. 2
SF Geel Came on as sub at three quarter time. 1
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 SANFL Kicked a goal but only had minimal impact. -
2 SANFL 11 possessions and a goal. Improving. -
3 SANFL Best game this year with 23 touches and two goals. -
4 SANFL Good again with 23 possessions and a goal. -
5 Adel Only four disposals but did set up a goal on his AFL debut. 3
6 Rich Kicked his first AFL goal in only his second match. 3
7 Frem Attacked contests but didn’t use the ball well. 3
10 SANFL 15 possessions across half forward. -
11 SANFL Solid outing with 15 possessions and four I50s for North. -
12 SANFL OK across half forward without starring. -
13 SANFL OK game with 15 possessions and played his role. -
14 Geel Limited time late in game netted a handball and a kick. 1
15 Adel Goes in hard and has a go, just didn’t get his hands on the footy enough. 3
16 Ess Often found himself as the key target up forward against three defenders. 4
17 Melb Sub came on early for Pittard and showed class with late goal. 3
18 Frem Came on for Jackson Trengove in the fourth term and was OK in limited time. 3
19 GWS Subbed into the game in the final term, he failed to get a touch. 1
20 SANFL Good outing with 25 possessions. Worthy of a call up. -
21 WCE Getting more game time in the middle with Rodan’s switch to half back. 4
22 Bris Got into great positions crumbing off the tall forwards and kicked a fine goal. 5
23 Rich Showed enough to be positive about. 4