William YOUNG


Guernsey Number: 40
Career: 2009 to 2012
NFC Games: 28
NFC Goals: 4
Debut: v West Adelaide (Richmond) 26th April 2009
Finale: v Central District (Elizabeth) 31st March 2012

VFL/AFL Clubs: Adelaide


Will Young, from the North Ballarat Rebels, was selected by the Adelaide Crows at number 72 in the 2008 AFL National Draft. He was then selected by Norwood in the SANFL mini draft. A strong overhead mark with pace, and a good attack on the ball, Young was capable of holding down a position in attack or defence.   
His league debut for the Redlegs was in round five, 2009 against West Adelaide. He played 12 league games and five reserves for Norwood in his first season, and impressed as a tall defender.
In 2010 he played another 10 senior games for the Redlegs and also made his AFL debut for the Crows in round two against the Sydney Swans. His second, and last, AFL match was against Collingwood in round 21 of the same season.
Young injured his shoulder in the 2011 pre-season and later in the year seriously injured his knee. Despite eventually only making five league appearances for the season and 12 reserves, he was in fine form come finals before a broken leg finished his year.
Delisted at the end of 2011, he was re-drafted by the Crows in the 2012 AFL rookie draft.  
Unfortunately his bad luck with injuries continued and he required shoulder surgery after the first round  of the 2012 SANFL season

R Cialini Feb 2020

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