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It was a dream come true: Banfield

Fremantle rookie Bailey Banfield has exceeded expectations during his debut year

4:07pm  Sep 6, 2018

New deal and elevation for Banfield

Bailey Banfield has signed a new contract with Fremantle

3:04pm  Aug 15, 2018

Will Banfield face the ultimate tagging test?

Ross Lyon will consider tasking Bailey Banfield with limiting Tom Mitchell on Sunday

6:46pm  Jul 27, 2018

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Bailey
Banfield

Height
188 cm
DOB
26-02-1998
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2018
20
Career
20
Goals
2018
5
Career
5
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1283
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 20
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.2

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 18
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 19
Disposals 22 Essendon Rd 18
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 18
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 88 Hawthorn Rd 19

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 L 99 - 70 14 8 22 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 80
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 9 10 19 4 0 1 1 6 1 1 88
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 4 7 11 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 29
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 4 7 11 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 54
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 162 129 291 65 0 24 13 81 5 5 1283

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.1
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 18, 2018
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2018
Disposals 22 Essendon Rd 18, 2018
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 18, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2018
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2018
AFL Fantasy 88 Hawthorn Rd 19, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 162 129 291 65 0 24 13 81 5 5 1283

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