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Banfield keeps focus after ‘dream start’

Fremantle rookie draftee Bailey Banfield is looking to build on an impressive start to his AFL career

4:43pm  Jun 25, 2018

From rookie to All Australian: King

David King says Bailey Banfield is playing at a level that could see him named All Australian at season’s end

7:24pm  Apr 24, 2018

Banfield finding his feet

Bailey Banfield faced his toughest test yet against the Giants

1:29pm  Apr 14, 2018

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Bailey
Banfield

Height
188 cm
DOB
26-02-1998
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2018
16
Career
16
Goals
2018
4
Career
4
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1032
Avg
64
BaileyBanfield

PLAYER BIO

AT A GLANCE

Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2017 - pick 5
Debut: Round 1, 2018 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: -

SUMMARY
Taken in the rookie draft, Banfield is an inside midfielder who won Claremont’s league best and fairest. The 19-year-old has the ability to win the ball, collecting 20-disposals or more in 18 WAFL league games in 2017.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Adam Read)
Bailey is a strong inside midfielder. Best and fairest winner at Claremont. He started pre-season really well, just looking to work on some endurance, increase his strength and improve his kicking.

STATS

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Handballs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 5
Disposals 20 Richmond Rd 7
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 85 Collingwood Rd 11

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 8 4 12 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 54
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 9 5 14 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 68
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 6 5 11 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 52
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 7 10 17 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 75
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 8 10 18 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 66
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 8 6 14 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 56
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 12 8 20 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 73
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 5 7 12 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 47
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 9 4 13 2 0 1 1 6 0 1 64
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 10 5 15 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 65
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 9 6 15 6 0 1 0 5 1 1 85
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 13 3 16 4 0 1 0 4 1 2 82
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 7 4 11 4 0 2 0 5 1 0 69
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 3 5 8 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 43
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 6 8 14 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 52
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 11 7 18 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 81
18 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 9 131 97 228 53 0 19 7 65 4 4 1032

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Adelaide Crows Rd 12, 2018
Handballs 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 5, 2018
Disposals 20 Richmond Rd 7, 2018
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 11, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2018
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 13, 2018
AFL Fantasy 85 Collingwood Rd 11, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 131 97 228 53 0 19 7 65 4 4 1032

Legend

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Q & A

Nickname: Banners

Best set shot at your club? David Mundy

My coach often says … Don’t ball watch

Best advice you’ve received? Believe in yourself

Greatest footy moment before the AFL? Winning the Best and Fairest at Claremont Football Club

Funniest teammate? Tommy Sheridan

Which teammates pick themselves in AFL Fantasy? Andy Brayshaw

If you could enter a teammate for My Kitchen Rules, who would it be and why? Stefan Giro because he’d have no idea what he is doing

Favourite café AND what do you order? Lake Espresso and flat white

Hidden talent? Playing tennis

Guilty pleasure? Watching Grey's Anatomy

Most inspiring movie? Me Before You

Best concert attended? Post Malone

Passion outside of football? Studying Economics and Finance at Uni

Best trait? Working hard

Favourite movie character? Liam Neeson

Grand Final – day, twilight or night? Day

Bounce – yes or no? Yes

Favourite AFLW player? Daisy Pearce

Most under rated AFL player? Michael Johnson

Team barracked or as a kid? West Coast

Three apps you cant live without? ESPN, instagram and Facebook

Twitter or instagram? Instagram

Life motto? If you work harder than everyone else, good things will come

Do you have any pets? Dog named Kirby

Favourite holiday spot? Broome