Aidan Parker

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Aidan Parker
Personal information
Full name Aidan William John Parker
Date of birth (1983-01-245) 245 January 1983 (age 31)
Original team Carine JFC
Draft 45th overall, 2003 Rookie Draft (Adelaide)
Height/Weight 194 cm / 99 kg
Position(s) Centre half-back
Club information
Current club Subiaco
Number 9
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001–02; 2005–11
2003–04
2004
Subiaco
South Adelaide
Glenelg
194 (15)
26 (3)
12 (0)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2006–09 Western Australia 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of round two of the 2012 season.
Career highlights

Aidan William John Parker (born 25 January 1983) is an Australian rules footballer who is the current captain of the Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He was previously rookie-listed with the Adelaide Football Club in Australian Football League (AFL), and also played matches for South Adelaide and Glenelg in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Parker has played in three premierships for Subiaco, and also represented Western Australia in four interstate matches.

Career[edit]

Originally playing for Carine Junior Football Club, Parker made his senior WAFL debut for Subiaco against Perth in round one of the 2001 season.[1] He was recruited by Adelaide in the AFL with pick 45 in the 2003 Rookie Draft, and assigned to South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club South Adelaide. Parker did not play a senior game for Adelaide in 2003, but played every game for South Adelaide. He requested a transfer midway through the 2004 season citing lack of opportunity at South Adelaide, and was transferred to Glenelg, where he played the remainder of the season.[2] He was de-listed by Adelaide at the end of the 2004 season, and returned to Subiaco.[3]

Parker was appointed a vice-captain of Subiaco for the 2005 season, and played 22 games for the season, including the Lions' grand final loss against South Fremantle.[1] Parker played every game at Subiaco between 2006 and 2009, including the club's 2006, 2007 and 2008 premiership victories.[4] He was appointed co-captain of the club in 2009, alongside Brad Smith and Kyal Horsley,[5] and participated in the club's grand final loss to South Fremantle. He was appointed sole captain of the club for the 2010 season, and continued this role into 2011, playing his 150th consecutive WAFL game.[6] Parker played representative football for the WAFL in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, and captained Subiaco in the 2011 WAFL Grand Final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aidan Parker (Subiaco) – WAFLOnline. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  2. ^ Former Subiaco defender switches SANFL clubs – FootyGoss. Posted 2 June 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  3. ^ Subiaco Football Club reign supreme! – Kiara Parker. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  4. ^ Aidan Parker revels in WA's triumph – sfclions.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  5. ^ Three co-captains at Subiaco – FootyGoss. Posted 12 March 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  6. ^ Parker remains injury free – subiacofc.com.au. Retrieved 6 October 2011.