Ben Newton (Australian footballer)

Ben Newton (born 8 August 1992) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club and Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Ben Newton
Newton at training during July 2015
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Newton
Date of birth (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992
Original team(s) South Fremantle
Draft No. 35, 2010 National Draft
Debut Round 7, 2014, Port Adelaide
vs. Greater Western Sydney, at StarTrack Oval
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2014 Port Adelaide 04 0(0)
2015–2016 Melbourne 13 (12)
Total 17 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Newton was drafted by Port Adelaide with pick 35 in the 2010 National Draft.[1] He made his AFL debut against Greater Western Sydney[2] in round 7 of the 2014 AFL season.

At the end of the 2014 season, Newton left Port Adelaide citing that he wanted more opportunities at AFL level.[3] He was subsequently recruited by Melbourne as a delisted free agent.[4] At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was delisted by Melbourne.[5]

Statistics

[6]
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)
2011 Port Adelaide 380
2012 Port Adelaide 380
2013 Port Adelaide 380
2014 Port Adelaide 38402182240990.00.54.55.510.02.32.3
2015 Melbourne 1911116887516328361.00.58.06.814.82.63.3
2016 Melbourne 19210142034650.50.07.010.017.03.02.5
Career 17 12 8 120 117 237 43 50 0.7 0.5 7.1 6.9 13.9 2.5 2.9

References

  1. Capel, Andrew (2 May 2014). "Forgotten man Ben Newton ready to step up for Power". The Advertiser.
  2. Bednall, Jai (4 May 2014). "Port Adelaide youngster Ben Newton happy to make debut despite late call-up". The Advertiser.
  3. Thring, Harry (24 October 2014). "Ports delists trio as midfielder rejects new contract and quits club". AFL.com.au.
  4. Brown, Ashley (5 November 2014). "Newton's new start with the Demons". AFL.com.au.
  5. "Melbourne Delists Four More". Triple M. 21 October 2016. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. "Ben Newton". AFL Tables. Retrieved 23 April 2015.


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