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From the draft to the cup: David Astbury

In a special series leading up to the 2017 AFL national draft, richmondfc.com.au examines the Tigers’ construction of their drought-breaking premiership team this year via the competition’s main talent acquisition pathway throughout the past decade. Today, we turn our attention to Richmond’s recruitment of David Astbury.

2:15pm  Nov 19, 2017

Luckless Tiger pair motivated by two teammates

Two members of Richmond’s 2017 premiership side shape as the inspiration for injury-plagued Tigers duo Ben Griffiths and Reece Conca, as they strive to get their AFL careers back on track.

11:00am  Nov 11, 2017

Grand recollections: David Astbury

We continue our special post-season series revealing the thoughts of Richmond’s latest premiership heroes on that wonderful one day in September 2017. Today, valuable key defender David Astbury talks about the Tigers’ tremendous triumph.

6:22pm  Oct 18, 2017

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Draft highlights: Astbury 2009

6:00am  Nov 15, 2017

Grand recollections: Astbury

5:00pm  Oct 18, 2017

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12:05pm  Oct 6, 2017

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David
Astbury

Height
195 cm
DOB
26-02-1991
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2017
25
Career
85
Goals
2017
0
Career
8
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1534
Avg
61
DavidAstbury

Player Bio

Continuity was the key for Astbury in 2016, playing a career-high 19 games and avoiding significant injury for the first time since 2010.

He missed one game with an ankle injury and played in the VFL just twice, becoming a vital part of a settled backline.

The tall defender also added more attacking instincts to his game, taking intercept marks and playing with confidence.

Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Richmond) No. 35 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 15.0
    • Marks 6.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 61.4

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 11
Disposals 20 North Melbourne Rd 11
Marks 13 Sydney Swans Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 8
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 96 Sydney Swans Rd 13

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Carlton W 89 - 132 7 6 13 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 53
2 Collingwood W 99 - 80 7 3 10 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 36
3 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 65 6 7 13 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 53
4 Brisbane Lions W 67 - 119 11 5 16 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 63
5 Melbourne W 88 - 75 5 6 11 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 30
6 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 64 11 9 20 8 0 1 2 0 0 0 70
7 Western Bulldogs L 80 - 75 9 10 19 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 78
8 Fremantle L 70 - 72 9 5 14 6 0 1 2 4 0 0 66
9 GWS Giants L 78 - 75 10 4 14 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 77
10 Essendon W 81 - 66 7 8 15 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 62
11 North Melbourne W 66 - 101 7 13 20 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 68
13 Sydney Swans L 71 - 80 14 5 19 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 96
14 Carlton W 84 - 58 7 8 15 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 60
15 Port Adelaide W 63 - 76 9 8 17 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 64
16 St Kilda L 138 - 71 12 5 17 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 85
17 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 81 10 5 15 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 68
18 GWS Giants W 64 - 45 8 2 10 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 36
19 Gold Coast Suns W 65 - 98 12 7 19 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 85
20 Hawthorn W 93 - 64 12 5 17 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 80
21 Geelong Cats L 80 - 66 6 9 15 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 45
22 Fremantle W 51 - 155 9 10 19 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
23 St Kilda W 122 - 81 10 5 15 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 72
W1 Geelong Cats W 40 - 91 10 2 12 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 53
PF GWS Giants W 103 - 67 9 4 13 4 0 1 4 3 0 0 48
GF Adelaide Crows W 60 - 108 4 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 15
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 7 221 154 375 159 0 20 26 36 0 0 1534

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 85
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 52.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Carlton Rd 2, 2014
Handballs 13 North Melbourne Rd 11, 2017
Disposals 23 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2016
Marks 14 Collingwood Rd 20, 2016
Hit-outs 2 Carlton Rd 1, 2011
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 8, 2017
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 4, 2010
AFL Fantasy 96 Sydney Swans Rd 13, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Richmond 221 154 375 159 0 20 26 36 0 0 1534
2016 Richmond 156 101 257 127 1 12 7 25 0 1 1144
2015 Richmond 20 22 42 14 0 2 1 8 1 0 183
2014 Richmond 71 37 108 42 0 4 4 15 0 0 465
2013 Richmond 30 22 52 18 0 2 1 2 0 0 195
2012 Richmond 6 6 12 5 0 0 1 4 2 0 70
2011 Richmond 12 14 26 3 2 4 1 6 0 0 100
2010 Richmond 110 83 193 57 1 13 8 29 5 5 808

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Q&A

As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for: Off field development – being well rounded

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL): 2010 v Sydney, MCG

Most admired player at another club: Beau Waters

Favourite ground to play on: MCG

Best part about training: Unity

Weights or running: Weights

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year: Mark

Which skill do you need to most work on: one v one aerial work

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:  I made a goal-saving tackle

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012: Lance Franklin

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse: I’m sorry

Favourite meal the night before a game: Chicken risotto

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game: Relaxing/slow music

One thing you would change about the world: Taxes

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game: Playstation – Call of Duty

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish: Kel Moore – roast beef and cous cous

Your favourite line from a movie:  “I don’t know what I knew before, but all I know is I’ll win this war.”

What’s your favourite dance move: Can’t dance

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia: Noosa

Where would you recommend visiting within your state: Lorne