David Armitage (footballer)
Armitage warming up prior to a pre-season match in March 2017
|Full name||David Clancy Armitage|
|Date of birth||16 June 1988|
|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)|
|Current club||St Kilda|
|2007–||St Kilda||150 (89)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Early life and junior football
Armitage was born in Mackay, Queensland. 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. 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. 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.
Armitage made his AFL debut in Round 8, 2007 against Hawthorn.
As of the end of the 2009 season, Armitage had played in two finals series matches and one preseason cup final.
- Statistics are correct to end of round 7, 2015
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Mackay's David Armitage now one of AFL's best
- Armo through the years
- David Armitage rewarded for staying power
- "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- "2009 Season Scores and Results - Ladder". AFL Tables. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- David Armitage's player profile at AFL Tables
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