Ben Davies (Australian footballer)
|Date of birth||10 February 1986|
|Original team(s)||Western Jets (TAC Cup)|
|Debut||Round 7, 8 May 2005, Collingwood
vs. Fremantle, at Subiaco Oval
|2008||North Melbourne||2 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Benjamin "Ben" Davies (born 10 February 1986) is an Australian rules footballer.
From Williamstown, Davies played in the TAC Cup for the Western Jets. His courageous ability as an in-and-under player got his name on the list, and was drafted as a rookie by Collingwood in late 2004. His skills were ordinary, but Davies earned an unexpected promotion early on in the season for injured skipper Nathan Buckley who would be put on the long-term injury list. He made his Australian Football League (AFL) debut soon after in Round 7 against Fremantle at Subiaco Oval and showed he was a ball winner, having 14 touches in the first half.
His debut season was good enough for him to be elevated on the senior list from the rookie list for season 2006, where he played mostly in the Victorian Football League (VFL), managing only five senior appearances. During 2007 he won the Best and Fairest at the Williamstown Football Club but did not convince the Magpies he should be retained for the 2008 season. On 12 October 2007, Ben was traded to the Kangaroos in exchange for their round six selection (selection 96 overall). He made his debut for North Melbourne in Round 11 of the 2008 season, against Geelong.