Ben Davies (Australian footballer)

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Ben Davies
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 31)
Original team(s) Western Jets (TAC Cup)
Debut Round 7, 8 May 2005, Collingwood
vs. Fremantle, at Subiaco Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005–2007 Collingwood 12 (1)
2008 North Melbourne 02 (0)
Total 14 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights
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.

Davies was delisted at the end of the 2008 season,[1] and now plays for Williamstown in the VFL.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season preview: North Melbourne". Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ben Davies". Williamstown Football Club. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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