Aaron FRANCIS

#10   Essendon

Age: 20yr 9mth Games: 5 Born: Aug 10, 1997
Height: 193cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Struck down with a virus a fortnight ago but recovered and is available for selection if required.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Ankle.
2 -
3 -
4 VFL Rotated between defence and attack. Had hands full at times down back, but okay forward. -
5 Coll Lovely early goal at half forward but a little starved of the footy thereafter. 3
6 Rested.
7 Frem A booming kick but was off target with three behinds. 4
8 VFL No impact at all and was disappointing. Needs to lift. -
9 Groin.
10 VFL Missed a few chances and is still yet to tear a game apart. -
11 VFL Booted three goals and marked strongly at times. Getting back to some form. -
12 VFL Had some exciting moments, but was just fair overall playing in attack. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL 10 possessions – all kicks. Just going at the moment. -
15 VFL Played in defence and looked to have more confidence in that role. -
16 VFL Starred early on, the influence waned against the Roosters. -
17 VFL Needs to develop his fitness if Dons want him in the midfield. Had 22 touches. -
18 VFL Had some good moments in the first half before he seemed to be sore in the second stanza. Finished the day with 14 touches. -
19 VFL Used at both ends and was a good performer – relished the contest late. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Just fair in defence, but took the match saving mark in dying seconds. -
22 Rested.
23 VFL Looked to be working into some good form ahead of the finals. Just needs to get fit! -
EF Hamstring.

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Footscray.
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 Hamstring.
4 Calf.
5 Hamstring.
6 Calf.
7 Calf.
8 Calf.
9 VFL Bombers debut after overcoming calf complaint. Modest stats but showed glimpses. -
10 VFL Impressed with the way he controlled the back half – especially in the air. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL Injured early after just three touches of the leather. Had a rough trot. -
13 VFL Showed why he was a top pick after moving forward. Three goals – including one beauty from pocket. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Could debut this week after a strong effort – six contested marks, 10 cont. poss. -
16 VFL Didn’t see much of the footy but what he did had a touch of class. Six kicks. -
17 VFL Kid showed glimpses without dominating. Four rebound 50s and 12 contested possessions. -
18 Bris Looked like he’d been playing at this level for years. Intercepted well then went forward. Big tick. 7
19 Adel Back to earth after a promising debut the previous week. 2
20 Geel Kid kicked one goal but shown how it’s done by Taylor. All good experience. 2
21 Calf.
22 Calf.
23 VFL Couldn’t get into the game at all in what has been a real learning year. -