Darcy Parish

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Darcy Parish
Darcy Parish 2018.1.jpg
Parish playing for Essendon in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Darcy Parish
Date of birth (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Winchelsea, Victoria
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 5, 2015 national draft
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 3
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2016– Essendon 76 (30)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Darcy Parish (born 25 July 1997) is a professional Australian rules footballer with the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). was recruited by the Essendon Football Club with the fifth overall selection in the 2015 national draft.[1]


AFL career[edit]

Parish was recruited by the Essendon Football Club with the fifth overall selection in the 2015 national draft.[2] He was considered one of the best midfielders in the 2015 draft crop, showing tremendous form averaging 28 disposals at TAC Cup level (16 contested and 12 uncontested), plus seven clearances and five inside-50 entries, showing his all-round quality for the Geelong Falcons. He was named All-Australian in 2014 and backed it up with another selection after the 2015 AFL Under 18 Championships, and was a member of the NAB AFL Academy squad.

He made his debut in the opening round of the 2016 AFL season against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.[3] He was rewarded with a nomination for the 2016 AFL Rising Star after he collected 21 disposals, 13 handball receives, eight tackles, and five inside-50s whilst kicking his first goal in the dying stages to seal a 13-point win against Melbourne.[4] He played 20 games in his debut season, polling 19 votes to finish fourth in the Ron Evans Medal.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of round 23, 2019[5]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2016 Essendon 3 20 6 5 149 266 415 69 66 0.3 0.3 7.5 13.3 20.8 3.5 3.3
2017 Essendon 3 20 7 6 195 226 421 79 65 0.4 0.3 9.8 11.3 21.1 4.0 3.3
2018 Essendon 3 15 5 9 141 164 305 45 52 0.3 0.6 9.4 10.9 20.3 3.0 3.5
2019 Essendon 3 21 12 9 223 210 433 61 80 0.6 0.4 10.6 10.0 20.6 2.9 3.8
Career 76 30 13 708 866 1574 254 263 0.4 0.4 9.3 11.3 20.7 3.3 3.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guthrie, Ben (25 November 2015). "Bombers secure ideal top two with Darcy Parish and Aaron Francis". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ Guthrie, Ben (25 November 2015). "Bombers secure ideal top two with Darcy Parish and Aaron Francis". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ Beveridge, Riley (23 March 2015). "Jacob Weitering, Josh Schache, Callum Mills, Clayton Oliver, Darcy Parish set to debut in Round 1". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ Guthrie, Ben (4 April 2016). "Darcy Parish the round two Rising Star nominee". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Darcy Parish". AFL Tables. Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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