Aaron VANDENBERG

#22   Melbourne

Age: 27yr 8mth Games: 29 Born: Mar 03, 2021
Height: 188cm Weight: 90kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Given good service in his two seasons but faces a fight to stay in best 22. Foot issue flared up recently and will miss the opener.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10   Foot.  
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15   Foot.  
16   Foot.  
17   Foot.  
18   Foot.  
19   Foot.  
20   Foot.  
21   Foot.  
22   Foot.  
23   Foot.  

2016 Season

1 GWS Looked a bit rusty after missing a few weeks but kicked two goals and worked hard. 5
2 Ess Double-grabbed a few times and looked slightly off the pace. Ankle injury still worrying him? 3
3 NM Kicked Dees’ first goal but missed a soda on run late in final term. 3
4   Ankle.  
5   Ankle.  
6   Ankle.  
7   Ankle.  
8   Ankle.  
9 VFL First game back after ankle injury and was nursed through. Will need another week or two.
10 VFL Bye.
11 Haw Physicality and presence across half forward but drifted out in final term. 5
12 Coll Huge early then copped a knock to his face and rarely sighted after quarter time. 4
13 Syd Had a handful of touches at half forward and big body handy at times. Quieter in second half. 4
15 Adel In and out with his strong bodied, but couldn’t shake a few tackles. Just fair. 5
16 Frem More midfield minutes than recent weeks and important with strong body around ball. 7
17 StK OK at start but lacked impact as the game wore on in midfield and at half forward. Looked slow. 4
18   Hip.  
19 GCS Didn’t see a lot of the ball, but kicked three goals that proved vital in the end result. 6
20 Haw Last term stepped up to be a huge factor. One goal and three inside-50s. 5
21 Port Hardly sighted, well held by Broadbent. 3
22 Carl Got an early goal but made some costly mistakes and lacked confidence in own finishing. 4
23 Geel One goal from five kicks and three inside-50s. Quiet sort of day from half forward. 4

2015 Season

1 GCS Did well on debut in attack and with bursts through midfield. Looks a handy recruit. 5
2 GWS Tried hard on return to hometown but didn’t have a big impact. 4
3 Adel Burst out of the blocks in the first term with 10 disposals. 6
4 Rich Readymade for league footy with big body and attack on ball/man. Fine night. 8
5 Frem Hard worker in midfield and at half forward. Kicked a goal. 6
6 Syd Tore in and used frame to advantage but couldn’t swing momentum. 5
7 Haw Five inside-50s but unable to assert physicality on game. 3
8 WB Close to best with seven clearances, 13 contested possessions and 4 inside-50s. 8
9 Port OK effort but like teammates, was overwhelmed by Port’s surge. 5
10 Coll Going well until thigh injury just before half time ended his day. Big blow. 4
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15 Ess Worked tirelessly. Tackled hard and paved way for teammates with aggression. 7
16 Bris Didn’t use ball as well as he can but played part at half forward/midfield. 6
17 StK Virtually no impact and was subbed off at three-quarter time. 1
18 Coll Bounced back from previous week’s poor game. One goal at crucial time. 6
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Senior emergency.