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Charlie chasing midfield minutes

Speedy Crow Charlie Cameron wants to be the man to spark Adelaide's midfield in 2017

6:06pm Jan 20, 2017

Crows share Community Award

Kyle Hartigan and Charlie Cameron have been recognised for their off-field endeavours

10:45pm Sep 23, 2016

Charlie's confidence climbing

Charlie Cameron says he’s gaining the confidence to take the game on in a new role

9:01pm Jul 3, 2016

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Charlie
Cameron

Height
181 cm
DOB
05-07-1994
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2016
20
Career
49
Goals
2016
20
Career
58
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1320
Avg
66
CharlieCameron

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Newman (WA)/Swan Districts
Debut: v Collingwood, Round Nine, 2014
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Brownlow votes: -

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One of Adelaide’s most improved players, Cameron started the season in the SANFL after pre-season knee surgery, but forced his way into the senior side by Round Five and played every game thereafter. Cameron used his pace to great effect up forward, on a wing and even in the midfield late in the season. Kicked 20 goals and finished second at the Club for average metres gained per disposal. Streamed through the middle of the ground and was one of Adelaide’s best in the Semi-Final loss to Sydney. Shared the Crows Children’s Foundation Community Leadership Award with Kyle Hartigan for his work off the field. Targeting more midfield minutes in Season 2017.

Season by Season

Season by Season

After playing seven games in 2014, Cameron all but cemented his spot in Adelaide’s starting lineup in his second season at the Club. The speedster developed a lethal combination with mentor and fellow livewire Eddie Betts to terrorise opposition defenders. Cameron played 22 games for 29 goals to go with 17 goal assists. His best return was a four-goal performance in the Round 17 win versus Gold Coast. Cameron received a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination for his three-goal effort in Round 13. He also featured in arguably the Club’s season highlight when he kicked the match-winning goal in Adelaide's nailbiting Elimination Final.

Season by Season

Cameron was elevated to the senior list in place of the injured Nathan van Berlo, and made an electrifying debut against Collingwood at Adelaide Oval in Round Nine. A groin injury limited the speedy forward to seven AFL games, but he showed enough to earn a new two-year contract and promotion to Adelaide’s primary list for Season 2015. The fierce-tackling forward finished the year with 24 tackles, six score assists and nine goals including a career-best three goals in the first half against Fremantle at Patersons Stadium. Cameron’s promising season saw him receive the Mark Bickley Award for Emerging Talent.

Season by Season

Adelaide’s first selection in the Rookie Draft, Cameron is a fierce-tackling forward with excellent speed and good skills on either side of his body. Still raw in football terms, the exciting goalkicker played senior football for Swan Districts in 2013 and was also selected to represent West Australia at the Under-18 National Championships, where he averaged 17 pressure acts a game – ranked 7th across all the competition. A strong trainer and good overhead mark, Cameron adds another dimension to the Crows attack.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.7
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 13.4
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Geelong Cats Rd 18
Handballs 8 Port Adelaide Rd 22
Disposals 19 GWS Giants Rd 10
Marks 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 88 Essendon Rd 19

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 8 4 12 1 0 0 2 5 1 0 55
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 10 6 16 4 0 1 0 4 0 3 74
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 7 5 12 1 0 0 1 9 2 0 79
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 13 5 18 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 86
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 9 3 12 2 0 1 1 8 1 1 76
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 14 5 19 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 73
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 8 2 10 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 54
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 8 5 13 6 0 0 1 3 1 1 68
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 5 4 9 2 0 0 1 8 0 2 60
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 10 7 17 4 0 1 0 3 2 2 83
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 6 3 9 2 0 0 2 7 0 2 54
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 6 2 8 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 46
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 14 4 18 5 0 2 0 4 0 3 86
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 8 6 14 4 0 2 1 4 4 1 88
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 9 6 15 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 58
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 8 5 13 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 54
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 9 8 17 5 0 0 3 4 0 1 66
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 3 5 8 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 37
W1 North Melbourne W 141 - 79 7 4 11 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 40
SF Sydney Swans L 118 - 82 12 5 17 1 0 2 0 5 2 0 83
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 174 94 268 56 0 13 19 87 20 18 1320

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 49
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 58.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Geelong Cats Rd 18, 2016
Handballs 8 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2016
Disposals 19 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016
Marks 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 7, 2016
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 19, 2016
AFL Fantasy 88 Essendon Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Adelaide Crows 174 94 268 56 0 13 19 87 20 18 1320
2015 Adelaide Crows 151 74 225 61 0 13 17 62 29 24 1192
2014 Adelaide Crows 36 26 62 11 0 4 5 24 9 10 342

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star nominee
2015

CLUB AWARDS

Mark Bickley Emerging Talent
2014

Crows Children's Foundation Community Leadership Award
2016 (co-winner)

Q&A

Nickname: Chucky

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Stay in school

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Mechanic

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Interested or committed?

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Will Smith

Morning or evening person: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in: 7:10pm, Friday night, prime time

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Osteitis Pubis

How many text messages do you send a day: 20

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Instagram, Facebook, GAME PLAN

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Kendall Jenner

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Watch Me Whip

Best concert you’ve been to: Eminem

Where did you holiday after last season: Home

Favourite sport other than football: Rugby League

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Gymnastics

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Sushi Train

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Food

Any special hobbies or interests: Xbox, golf

Three famous people you would like to meet: Odell Beckham Jnr, Kendall Jenner, Paul George

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: Big legs