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Ahern re-signs

Paul Ahern knows the future is bright and is looking forward to the journey ahead after signing a new deal.

3:00pm Jul 31, 2018

Behind Ahern's comeback

It's been 846 days since Paul Ahern first injured his knee on February 8, 2016. His time has arrived.

1:30pm Jun 1, 2018

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Paul
Ahern

Height
183 cm
DOB
01-08-1996
Weight
85 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
11
Career
11
Goals
2018
3
Career
3
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
754
Avg
68
PaulAhern

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Keilor
Recruited from: GWS Giants
Draft: #7, 2014 National
Debut: Yet to debut

Strengths

- Great balance
- Mix of speed and endurance
- Can play inside or outside

Jumper Club Members

- Big Footy NMFC Supporters
- Shinboners Utd
- Kangaroos Kourt

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Ahern was selected in the NAB AFL Under-18 All Australian team after some strong performances for Vic Metro in 2014.

The hard-running midfielder impressed with the Giants' NEAFL side in 2015, and was a close to making a debut.

A knee injury sidelined Ahern for six months at the start of 2016, and he underwent a second reconstruction in September. 

Ahern is expected to miss much of the 2017 season, but began running in January. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

Pick 7 for the GWS Giants in 2014, Paul Ahern is still waiting to make his AFL debut after two separate knee re-constructions.

Traded to North for pick 69 at the end of 2016, 2018 will be Ahern’s second season with the club.

2017 was largely interrupted for Ahern as a result of his knee problems, with the 21-year-old not managing a game at any level.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 2.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 68.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 11
Disposals 37 West Coast Eagles Rd 19
Marks 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Sydney Swans Rd 17
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16
AFL Fantasy 118 West Coast Eagles Rd 19

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns L 55 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda W 95 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne L 123 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Carlton W 116 - 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Hawthorn W 98 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 69 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans W 66 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Richmond L 72 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 GWS Giants W 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle W 58 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Brisbane Lions W 141 - 87 13 16 29 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 92
12 Geelong Cats L 96 - 59 6 7 13 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 51
14 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 77 5 11 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
15 Essendon L 125 - 108 11 11 22 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 82
16 Gold Coast Suns W 95 - 58 13 9 22 4 0 1 2 3 2 0 88
17 Sydney Swans L 98 - 104 9 12 21 1 0 3 1 6 0 0 78
18 Collingwood L 130 - 64 10 14 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 55
19 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 41 23 14 37 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 118
20 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 107 8 8 16 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 39
21 Western Bulldogs L 85 - 92 6 4 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 39
22 Adelaide Crows L 86 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 St Kilda W 94 - 117 12 11 23 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 72
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 10 116 117 233 23 0 8 10 26 3 3 754

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 2.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 68.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2018
Handballs 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2018
Disposals 37 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2018
Marks 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Sydney Swans Rd 17, 2018
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 16, 2018
AFL Fantasy 118 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 North Melbourne 116 117 233 23 0 8 10 26 3 3 754
2017 North Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 GWS Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 GWS Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Legend

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