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Atkins adding another dimension

Rory Atkins is working on adding another dimension to his game with the aim of spending more time in Adelaide’s engine room

12:31pm Mar 6, 2017

Lefties on right track

There’s just something about left-footed footballers

2:49pm Jan 20, 2017

Rat not rattled by trade rumour

Off-season trade rumours surprised youngster Rory Atkins but he says he's keen to make his mark as a Crow

2:12pm Dec 12, 2016

Latest Player Video

Rory Atkins' New Deal

8:00am  Jun 13, 2016

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Rory
Atkins

Height
186 cm
DOB
12-07-1994
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2017
25
Career
57
Goals
2017
11
Career
26
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1998
Avg
80
RoryAtkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Maribrynong Park (Vic)/Calder U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, Round 16, 2015
Recruited from:
Calder Cannons (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1

Played every game and was one of the Club’s most improved performers. The skilful left-footer averaged 21 disposals at 75 per cent efficiency to cement his place in Adelaide’s starting side. Atkins provided great run and carry, finishing second at the Club for total metres gained (8,750m) behind only super-boot Brodie Smith. The speedster was also able to impact the scoreboard with 11 goals for the year, including match-winning majors against Sydney in Round Four and West Coast in Round 12. Collected a career-high 32 possessions in the Crows’ Round 21 win against Fremantle.

Season by Season

Season by Season

One of the success stories of Season 2015. Atkins missed the first two months of the season after injuring his knee during pre-season training in February. He returned to football through the SANFL and earned his way to an AFL debut as the substitute in Showdown XXXIX. The skilful left-footer played in eight of Adelaide's next 10 games and used his energy and pace to make an immediate impact. Will be eager to add to his games tally in 2016.

Season by Season

Atkins went close to making his senior debut in 2014 in what was another promising season. The left-footed wingman was an AFL emergency on several occasions after a string of impressive SANFL performances. Atkins averaged 19 possessions at 80 per cent efficiency at State League level and finished in sixth spot in Adelaide’s SANFL Best and Fairest count.

Season by Season

The left-footer played seven SANFL league games in his first year at Adelaide, showing glimpses of why he was included in the AIS-AFL Academy as a 17-year-old. A goalkicking onballer, Atkins can play at half-forward and also in the midfield. Should benefit from playing in the Crows system year-round.

Season by Season

Recruited from the prominent Victorian Calder Cannons Football Club, Atkins is a skilful left-footer who is renowned for his fantastic kicking skills. Atkins spent time at the AIS-AFL Academy, training with the nation’s best underage talent. The 18-year-old secured the Calder Cannons 2012 best and fairest award after a fantastic 2012 season playing predominantly as a half forward and in the midfield. He was Adelaide's second and final selection at the November national draft.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 21.4
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 79.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Fremantle Rd 10
Handballs 18 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 10
Marks 9 Geelong Cats PF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 1
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 130 Fremantle Rd 10

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 14 5 19 5 0 1 0 7 3 0 114
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 11 8 19 5 0 0 2 2 1 0 72
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 9 10 19 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 53
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 8 15 23 2 0 2 1 3 2 0 83
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 11 18 29 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 85
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 18 5 23 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 105
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 10 10 20 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 72
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 15 6 21 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 83
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 17 11 28 9 0 1 1 3 0 1 111
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 24 13 37 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 130
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 7 7 14 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 60
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 11 14 25 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 99
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 21 7 28 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 89
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 5 10 15 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 47
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 15 8 23 7 0 2 0 3 1 0 102
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 9 9 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 11 8 19 5 0 2 0 5 0 1 87
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 12 4 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 65
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 9 7 16 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 60
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 16 11 27 7 0 2 0 1 1 0 103
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 11 10 21 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 61
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 6 15 21 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 61
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 11 5 16 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 67
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 18 4 22 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 87
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 8 9 17 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 57
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 307 229 536 118 0 13 22 61 11 8 1998

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 57
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 8.8
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 72.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
Handballs 22 Fremantle Rd 21, 2016
Disposals 37 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
Marks 9 Geelong Cats PF, 2017
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 10, 2016
Tackles 7 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017
AFL Fantasy 130 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 307 229 536 118 0 13 22 61 11 8 1998
2016 Adelaide Crows 262 230 492 103 6 9 15 39 11 12 1759
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 41 103 26 0 1 5 9 4 0 392

Legend

K
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D
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M
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FF
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Frees Against
T
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G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 AFL Games: v Collingwood, Round 19, 2017

Q&A

Nickname: Rat

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Treat people the way you’d like to be treated

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

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: No

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Conor McGregor

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Early Saturday

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Basil Zempilas

Worst injury: Broken pinky

How many text messages do you send a day: 7

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Messages, Phone, Calculator

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Will Farrell Parody

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: I don’t use iTunes

Best concert you’ve been to: Eminem

Where did you holiday after last season: Hong Kong

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes, with help

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes

Favourite restaurant: Sushi Train

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Flare, water, shoe horn

Any special hobbies or interests: Horse training

Three famous people you would like to meet: Carl Baron, LeBron James, Brodie Grundy

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