Ryan Davis (Australian footballer)

Ryan Davis (born 7 June 1989) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Ryan Davis
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Davis in August 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-06-07) 7 June 1989 (age 32)
Original team(s) Willoughby Wildcats
North Shore Bombers
NSW/ACT Rams
Draft No. 62, 2008 rookie draft
No. 38, 2016 rookie draft
Debut Round 8, 2008, West Coast
vs. North Melbourne, at Gold Coast Stadium
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2009 West Coast 14 0(4)
2016–2017 Gold Coast 21 (15)
Total 35 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

BiographyEdit

He started his senior football career at the North Shore Bombers before catching the eye of West Coast Eagle talent scouts. Signing a scholarship with the club in 2007, Davis had an outstanding year playing first grade for North Shore and the Under 18 NSW state team. After collecting 2nd in the North Shore best and Fairest, best first year player and playing an important part in both a North Shore premiership (in which he won best on ground) and NSW series win Ryan was offered a rookie spot with West Coast for the 2008 season.

Davis made his AFL debut for the West Coast Eagles at Gold Coast Stadium versus North Melbourne in Round 8 of the 2008 AFL season and continued to play 11 games in his debut season. After this he moved to Swan Districts and went on to play in a premiership in 2010 and win a club best and fairest, the Swan Medal in 2014.

After six years out of the AFL, he was recruited by Gold Coast in the 2016 rookie draft.[2]

Davis was delisted by Gold Coast at the conclusion of the 2017 season.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/pp-west-coast-eagles--ryan-davis
  2. ^ Rynne, Nick (27 November 2015). "Suns throw Davis a lifeline". The West Australian. Seven West Media. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ Schmook, Nathan (16 October 2014). "Hawk six-gamer takes up three-year offer from Suns". Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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