Damien "Chipper" Adkins (born 9 March 1981) is an Australian rules footballer formerly with the Collingwood and West Coast Eagles Football Clubs in the AFL. He currently plays for the Frankston Football Club in the Victorian Football League.
|Date of birth||9 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Nathalia|
|Original team(s)||MDU / Leongatha / Gippsland U18|
Round 1, 13 March 2000, Collingwood|
vs. Hawthorn, at the MCG
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|2003–2006||West Coast||32 (24)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Adkins was drafted by Collingwood with pick 50 in the 1998 AFL Draft. He played his first game for Collingwood in round 1, 2000. Adkins won a Rising Star nomination after collecting 19 disposals and kicking 2 goals in his third game, a match against Carlton in round 3, 2000.
Adkins played 18 of a possible 22 games in his debut season. However, injury and form saw Adkins play only 4 games between 2001 and 2002.
After the 2002 season, Adkins was traded to the West Coast Eagles in return for Andrew Williams. Adkins played 32 games, including an elimination final, for the Eagles between 2003 and 2005. Adkins, for the second time in his career, missed selection for an AFL Grand Final when West Coast made the 2005 Grand Final.
Once Adkins left the Eagles at the end of 2006, he returned to Victoria to play in the VFL for Frankston, unfortunately the injury that ended his AFL career and the subsequent surgery was unsuccessful and he required further surgery and never made the field for Frankston.
Meeniyan Dumbalk United
After a couple of seasons in the VAFA with Collegians, Adkins return to his home football club MDU in 2010 where he played for a number of seasons with his mates.
- Damien Adkins's playing statistics from AFL Tables