David Armitage (footballer)

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David Armitage
David Armitage 04.03.17.jpg
Armitage warming up prior to a pre-season match in March 2017
Personal information
Full name David Clancy Armitage
Date of birth (1988-06-16) 16 June 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Mackay, Queensland
Original team(s) Morningside (QAFL)
Draft No. 9, 2006 National Draft, St Kilda
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Number 20
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007– St Kilda 150 (89)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Armitage (born 16 June 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life and junior football[edit]

David Armitage.jpg

Armitage was born in Mackay, Queensland.[1] Despite growing up in a rugby league stronghold city, Armitage played Australian rules football in his younger years. His father, Greg, was an avid Australian rules football fan and introduced David to the game at a young age. David played his junior football for the Eastern Swans in the AFL Mackay competition. He made his senior debut for the Swans in 2002 at 14 years old and kicked five goals against Bakers Creek.[2] In 2005, at the age of 16, he made the decision to move to Brisbane and play for Morningside in the hope of increasing his chances of getting drafted to an AFL club. While at Morningside, he represented the under 18s Queensland team several times and played alongside future AFL players Courtenay Dempsey and Lee Spurr.[3] He also competed in the 2005 QAFL Grand Final. The decision paid off as he was drafted to St Kilda with the 9th pick in the 2006 AFL draft.

AFL career[edit]

Armitage made his AFL debut in Round 8, 2007 against Hawthorn.

Armitage played in St Kilda’s 2008 NAB Cup winning side - the club's third preseason cup win.[4][5]

Armitage played in three of 22 matches in the 2009 season's home and away rounds in which St Kilda qualified in first position for the finals series, winning the club’s third minor premiership.[6]

As of the end of the 2009 season, Armitage had played in two finals series matches and one preseason cup final.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of round 7, 2015[7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2007 St Kilda 20 3 0 0 11 9 20 7 7 0.0 0.0 3.7 3.0 6.7 2.3 2.3
2008 St Kilda 20 13 10 6 77 56 133 39 43 0.8 0.5 5.9 4.3 10.2 3.0 3.3
2009 St Kilda 20 3 3 1 30 17 47 9 26 1.0 0.3 10.0 5.7 15.7 3.0 8.7
2010 St Kilda 20 9 4 2 64 77 141 29 50 0.4 0.2 7.1 8.6 15.7 3.2 5.6
2011 St Kilda 20 22 12 12 180 156 336 63 99 0.5 0.5 8.2 7.1 15.3 2.9 4.5
2012 St Kilda 20 21 17 8 275 151 426 100 98 0.8 0.4 13.1 7.2 20.3 4.8 4.7
2013 St Kilda 20 21 10 10 248 209 457 71 115 0.5 0.5 11.8 10.0 21.8 3.4 5.5
2014 St Kilda 20 15 11 6 176 154 330 59 67 0.7 0.4 11.7 10.3 22.0 3.9 4.5
2015 St Kilda 20 7 5 4 110 122 232 35 35 0.7 0.6 15.7 17.4 33.1 5.0 5.0
Career 114 72 49 1171 951 2122 412 540 0.6 0.4 10.3 8.3 18.6 3.6 4.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackay's David Armitage now one of AFL's best
  2. ^ Armo through the years
  3. ^ David Armitage rewarded for staying power
  4. ^ "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  6. ^ "2009 Season Scores and Results - Ladder". AFL Tables. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  7. ^ David Armitage's player profile at AFL Tables

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