DOB: 14 June 2003 (18)
POSITION: Ruck / forward
HEIGHT: 195cm
WEIGHT: 84kg
DRAFTED FROM: Claremont

Eric Benning is from Kununurra and a member of Fremantle's Tyrepower Next Generation Academy.

He is an athletic and agile tall who is clean below his knees and makes good decisions with the ball.

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Eric Benning | Draft Highlights

With pick 54 Fremantle have selected Eric Benning in the NAB AFL Draft.

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Benning relocated to Perth at the start of this year and showed rapid improvement for Claremont throughout the season, while also being selected for all three games for WA at the NAB AFL U19 Championships.

He was the third highest rated ruck in the WAFL Colts this year, rating in the top three for average contested possessions, clearances, score assists and score involvements.

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'I supported this club growing up, it's a dream come true' | Eric Benning

Eric Benning speaks about his reaction to Fremantle selecting him with pick 54 in the NAB AFL draft.

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His 17 disposal, four goal performance in Round 18 v Subiaco showcased his threat around goal.

His development has been significant over the year highlighted by an increase of over 30 in average ranking points in the second half of the Colts season.

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