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Atkins embraces selection squeeze

Rory Atkins has welcomed the increased competition for wing positions this year

4:21pm Feb 3, 2016

Recruiting Files: Atkins

National Recruiting Manager Hamish Ogilvie tells the interesting draft tale of wingman Rory Atkins

6:30am Nov 20, 2015

Atkins snaps third

Rory Atkins’ incredible left-foot snap has taken third place in our RAA Goals of the Year poll

9:00am Oct 26, 2015

Latest Player Video

Pre-Season Update: Rory Atkins

2:54pm  Feb 3, 2016

Rory Atkins Post-Match R21

11:29am  Aug 23, 2015

Highlights R21: Atkins aces it

9:13pm  Aug 22, 2015

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Rory
Atkins

Height
185 cm
DOB
12-07-1994
Weight
82 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2015
8
Career
8
Goals
2015
4
Career
4
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
392
Avg
49
RoryAtkins

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

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

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

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 20
Handballs 12 Richmond Rd 19
Disposals 24 Richmond Rd 19
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 91 Brisbane Lions Rd 21

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Port Adelaide L 91 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns W 78 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 119 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants L 108 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle L 57 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton W 90 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn L 85 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions W 69 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats D 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 West Coast Eagles L 147 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide W 113 - 116 4 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 20
17 Gold Coast Suns W 125 - 80 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 20
18 Sydney Swans L 117 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond W 88 - 52 12 12 24 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 75
20 Essendon W 59 - 171 14 4 18 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 68
21 Brisbane Lions W 131 - 44 11 7 18 7 0 1 2 4 2 0 91
22 West Coast Eagles W 126 - 69 9 4 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 54
23 Geelong Cats L 119 - 80 6 6 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 40
W1 Western Bulldogs W 102 - 109 3 4 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 24
SF Hawthorn L 135 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 62 41 103 26 0 1 5 9 4 0 392

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 49.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Essendon Rd 20, 2015
Handballs 12 Richmond Rd 19, 2015
Disposals 24 Richmond Rd 19, 2015
Marks 7 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
Goals 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015
AFL Fantasy 91 Brisbane Lions Rd 21, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 62 41 103 26 0 1 5 9 4 0 392
2014 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Q&A

Your nickname: Rat

One word to describe you: N/A

Favourite player to watch growing up: Adam Goodes

Who has had the most influence on your career: Father

Toughest individual opponent: Matthew Duldig

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Charlie Cameron

Thriftiest player at your club: Brent Reilly

The next big thing at your club: Reilly O’Brien

The smartest thing you have been told: N/A

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Phoenix, Arizona for the Super Bowl

Do you have any strange phobias: Allegrophobia (Fear of being late)

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Entourage

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Recess

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Consultant

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Food

Your last meal would be: Dessert

Your favourite holiday destination: Hong Kong

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

What are your three essential items: Phone

Most useless thing you have bought: N/A

Best subject at school: PE

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Soccer World Cup