Ben Haynes

Ben Haynes (born 27 June 1981) is an Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL) for Richmond and Essendon Football Clubs and in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) for West Adelaide Football Club.He also played for Melton south panthers.

Ben Haynes
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-27) 27 June 1981
Original team(s) Rockbank / Melton South
Debut 16-Jul-2000, Richmond
vs. Fremantle, at WACA
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2001 Richmond 05 0(0)
2002–2005 Essendon 21 (11)
Total 26 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Haynes was rookie-listed at Richmond before his elevated to the main list for the 2000 AFL season. After making his senior debut on 16 July 2000 against Fremantle Football Club at the WACA Ground, Haynes played five games for Richmond before his delistment after the 2001 AFL season.

Essendon added him to their rookie list in 2002 and elevated him to the senior list for the 2003 AFL season. Haynes played 21 games for Essendon, including finals football, and was delisted after the 2005 AFL season.

Haynes joined SANFL club West Adelaide in 2006, winning the club's Best & Fairest award in the same season.

In 2007 Haynes joined YVMDFL 1st Division club Silvan, kicking 115 goals,(including 5 in the Grand Final) alongside ex Essendon teammate Gary Moorcroft who kicked 119 leading Silvan to a dominant premiership. In 2008 Haynes took over the senior coaching role at Silvan leading the club to back to premierships. After stepping down from his coaching role at Silvan at the end of 2009, Haynes joined Marbynong Park and being awarded Best on Ground in their 2010 Grand Final win at a wind swept Windy Hill. Haynes joined the Montmorency Football Club in the Northern Football League in 2011. After retiring from playing football in 2015, Haynes was senior coach at Montmorency from 2016-18. Haynes is now enjoying life post football with wife, Jenelle and their three young children.


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