Cameron Delaney's 2014 season could be over as he struggles to shake a toe injury.
8:40am Jun 27, 2014
For several weeks Cam Delaney has been hoping for good news and on Wednesday he received the best kind.
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Junior club: Grovedale
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Draft: #69, 2010 National
Debut: Round 2, 2012 v GWS Giants
Brownlow votes: N/A
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Recruited from the Geelong Falcons in the 2010 National Draft, Cam Delaney has the height to play a genuine key position defensive role.
However Delaney also has rare agility for a player his size, adding an extra dimension to his game.
Mid-season, from Shane Watson
“Cam was injured for a few weeks. He generally plays well alongside his brother so it’s been handy to play them both in the key defensive posts for North Ballarat.
“Conditioning wise he’s still a couple of weeks away before he comes into contention for a possible spot at AFL level. He marks the ball well and reads the play well in the air."
End of season review
In a frustrating year for Delaney, everything appeared to be coming good in the latter stages. Named to play against Melbourne in Round 18, he impressed, taking 12 marks to go with his 19 disposals.
However a toe injury led to his late withdrawal hours before the following game against Geelong and with that a premature end to his season.
Delaney made his debut in Round 2 against the GWS Giants and impressed with 19 disposals and 5 marks.
It was only a brief taste of the big time as his next game wasn't until Round 7. It was the first of four consecutive matches, yet after the Round 10 loss to Hawthorn, Delaney was one of the few dropped.
He put his AFL experience to good use, stringing together a strong second half of the year for North Ballarat in the VFL, often taking the opposition's best forward.
Arriving at the club with a lot of work to do on building his frame, it was largely a development year for the younger Delaney.
He established himself as a regular member of a strong North Ballarat team, with the agility and pace to run off his bigger opponents.