Darren Mead

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Darren Mead
Personal information
Full name Darren Mead
Date of birth (1971-03-29) 29 March 1971 (age 48)
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 107, 1988 national draft
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989–1996 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 127 (20)
1997–2002 Port Adelaide (AFL) 122 (8)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Darren Mead (born 29 March 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Australian Football League (AFL).

Football career[edit]

After being a strong part of the Port Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL, he was retained as part of Port's entry into the Australian Football League competition in 1997. However, he was initially drafted by Essendon during the 1988 VFL draft at selection 107. Mead, to turn 18 soon after for the 1989 season, never took up the offer from Windy Hill.[1]

He won Port Adelaide's first ever AFL best and fairest. He was a strong competitor at centre half-back and also occasionally played the ruck. He became the first Port Adelaide Power player to play 100 games in 2001. He was one of the leaders of the club throughout his AFL career, which lasted from 1997 through to 2002.


  1. ^ "NATIONAL DRAFT OF ENORMOUS IMPORTANCE - essendonfc.com.au". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 8 July 2017.

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