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Scans to reveal Naughton knee damage

The Bulldogs believe the knee injury suffered by young key forward Aaron Naughton in the elimination final loss to Greater Western Sydney isn't as serious as initially feared.

8:47pm  Sep 7, 2019

Naughton’s confidence rising

Aaron Naughton has the confidence to go better next year after impressive debut season

11:21am  Nov 12, 2018

How Naughton hit the ground running

It was a whirlwind 48 hours for Aaron Naughton last November.

9:45am  Sep 21, 2018

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Aaron
Naughton

Height
195 cm
DOB
30-11-1999
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2018
Games
2019
23
Career
41
Goals
2019
32
Career
34
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1451
Avg
63
AaronNaughton

Player Bios

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Rockingham (WA)
Debut: Rd 1 2018 (GWS Giants)
Recruited from: Peel Thunder (WA)
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An agile and athletic key defender from Western Australia, Aaron Naughton was drafted to the Kennel with the ninth pick overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Standing 194cm weighing 85kg, Naughton played seven games for the Peel Thunder seniors this season where he averaged 14 possessions and seven marks per contest playing with and against AFL level talent.

Rated by scouts as the best intercept marker in the draft, the soon-to-be 18-year-old was rarely beaten during this year’s Nationals and was awarded All-Australian honours for his efforts.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 3.5
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 63.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Richmond Rd 7
Handballs 9 Fremantle Rd 19
Disposals 20 Fremantle Rd 19
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 7
Hit-outs 7 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Goals 5 Richmond Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 125 Richmond Rd 7

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans W 82 - 65 11 4 15 6 0 2 2 1 3 2 79
2 Hawthorn W 87 - 106 5 3 8 3 0 1 2 4 1 1 48
3 Gold Coast Suns L 68 - 73 8 5 13 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 69
4 Collingwood L 78 - 64 6 5 11 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 50
5 Carlton L 57 - 101 4 1 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 25
6 Fremantle L 88 - 69 6 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 42
7 Richmond W 99 - 52 14 2 16 14 0 0 0 1 5 3 125
8 Brisbane Lions W 92 - 76 11 4 15 7 0 2 0 2 3 2 92
9 Geelong Cats L 133 - 89 5 5 10 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 42
10 North Melbourne L 90 - 115 6 2 8 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 50
11 West Coast Eagles L 133 - 72 5 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 41
13 Carlton W 100 - 103 10 2 12 7 0 2 1 2 1 3 71
14 Collingwood L 73 - 82 5 5 10 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 40
15 Port Adelaide W 41 - 66 3 3 6 3 7 0 0 7 0 0 59
16 Geelong Cats W 71 - 55 13 1 14 9 2 2 1 3 4 1 106
17 Melbourne W 74 - 66 7 3 10 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 47
18 St Kilda L 116 - 89 5 3 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 34
19 Fremantle W 113 - 66 11 9 20 10 0 2 0 1 1 2 95
20 Brisbane Lions L 98 - 80 9 5 14 10 1 2 0 0 2 2 84
21 Essendon W 33 - 137 10 4 14 9 0 1 2 3 2 0 84
22 GWS Giants W 65 - 126 7 1 8 5 4 2 1 4 2 2 71
23 Adelaide Crows W 121 - 87 5 4 9 5 0 0 1 3 1 1 54
FW1 GWS Giants L 113 - 55 4 1 5 3 0 2 2 3 2 0 43
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 170 80 250 132 20 26 16 42 32 27 1451

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 41
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 11.2
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.5
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 58.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Richmond Rd 7, 2019
Handballs 9 Fremantle Rd 19, 2019
Disposals 20 Fremantle Rd 19, 2019
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 7, 2019
Hit-outs 7 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2019
Tackles 7 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2019
Goals 5 Richmond Rd 7, 2019
AFL Fantasy 125 Richmond Rd 7, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Western Bulldogs 170 80 250 132 20 26 16 42 32 27 1451
2018 Western Bulldogs 130 78 208 77 2 20 9 38 2 1 937

Legend

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