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James
Aish

Height
182 cm
DOB
08-11-1995
Weight
75 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2014
20
Career
20
Goals
2014
5
Career
5
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1473
Avg
74
JamesAish

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Payneham Nu FC
Clubs: Brisbane Lions
Debut: Rd 1 2014
Recruited from: Norwood
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Introduction

From a family that is football royalty in South Australia, James Aish is looking to make his own name in Brisbane after being drafted to the Lions with Pick No.7 in the 2013 AFL National Draft. Known for making good decisions and using the ball well, Aish should slot well into the Club's exciting young midfield. brigade.

Background

• Aish was born into South Australian football royalty. He is the son of former Norwood midfielder Andrew Aish, the nephew of 1981 Magarey Medallist Michael Aish, and the grandson of former Redlegs skipper Peter Aish.

• Aish himself made SANFL history by becoming the youngest Norwood player in 134 years to debut at league level. He was just 16 years of age. 

• Starting from such a young age, Aish learned what it's like to play against bigger bodies, and proved a valuable member of Norwood's 2012 and 2013 SANFL premierships. 

• Recruitment managers quickly took notice of Aish, with his disposal efficiency on both sides of the body and his ability in heavy traffic among the key features of his game. 

• He represented South Australia in both the 2012 and 2013 U18 National Championships, and earned All Australian selection in each of those years.  

• He was touted as a potential 'Top 3' selection prior to the AFL National Draft, but ended up slipping to Pick No.7, where the Lions showed no hesitation in reading his name out. His AFL journey had just begun.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.6

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 North Melbourne Rd 15
Handballs 15 Fremantle Rd 22
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 22
Marks 9 North Melbourne Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 17
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 15
AFL Fantasy 140 North Melbourne Rd 15

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 139 - 91 9 8 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 66
2 Geelong Cats L 68 - 93 12 3 15 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 83
3 Gold Coast Suns L 114 - 61 7 6 13 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 60
4 Port Adelaide L 159 - 46 9 8 17 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 79
5 Richmond L 63 - 106 5 11 16 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 61
6 St Kilda W 79 - 82 12 13 25 8 0 0 0 4 1 0 108
7 Sydney Swans L 44 - 123 13 7 20 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 74
8 Essendon L 57 - 65 9 14 23 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 68
9 North Melbourne L 125 - 38 13 7 20 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 78
11 Carlton W 98 - 91 6 9 15 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 56
12 Western Bulldogs W 87 - 95 9 7 16 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 72
13 GWS Giants L 80 - 125 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 38
14 Fremantle L 105 - 22 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne W 70 - 66 16 7 23 9 0 3 0 9 2 0 140
16 Richmond L 79 - 54 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 34
17 West Coast Eagles L 64 - 76 10 10 20 5 0 0 0 9 0 1 102
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 12 8 20 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 78
19 Melbourne W 51 - 74 5 8 13 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 60
20 Adelaide Crows L 63 - 168 5 12 17 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 52
21 Collingwood W 56 - 123 7 12 19 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 80
22 Fremantle L 48 - 106 10 15 25 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 84
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 14 176 174 350 88 0 14 3 73 5 6 1473

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 20
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 17.5
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 73.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014
Handballs 15 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014
Disposals 25 Fremantle Rd 22, 2014
Marks 9 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 17, 2014
Goals 2 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014
AFL Fantasy 140 North Melbourne Rd 15, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Brisbane Lions 176 174 350 88 0 14 3 73 5 6 1473

Legend

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

Milestones

Awards

Other Awards

South Australian U18 Representative
2012, 2013

All-Australian U18
2012, 2013

Norwood Premiership Player (SANFL)
2012, 2013

AIS-AFL Academy Graduate
2013

AFLPA 22Under22 Preliminary Squad
2014