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Damien Adkins
Adkins
DOB
9/1/1981
Height
181 cm
Weight
75 kg
Junior club
Gippsland Power/Leongatha JFC
Arrived
Traded from Collingwood at the end of the 2002 season for Andrew Williams
Number
Debut
Round 6 2003 vs Melbourne
168th Eagles player
Games
32
Goals
24
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
N/A
Last app.
Round 16 2005 vs Brisbane
Departed
Delisted at the end of the 2006 season
Other clubs
Gippsland Power (TAC Cup) 1998
Collingwood (AFL) 1999-2002
Perth (WAFL) 2003-2006
Frankston (VFL) 2007
Collegians (VAFA) 2008
Meeniyan-Dumbalk Utd (Alberton FL) 2009-2012, 2014
Frankston Bombers (Nepean FL) 2013

"Chipper" Adkins was a speedy midfielder who spent four years on Collingwood's list for 22 games before coming west in a straight swap for Andrew Williams.

Collingwood careerEdit

The Gippsland Power product was picked up late in the 1998 national draft. He made his debut in 2000 and played 18 games, but sought a trade after managing only 4 games in the next two seasons.

West Coast careerEdit

Allocated to the Perth Demons, Adkins split his time between AFL and WAFL duties for much of his time in the West. Chipper's most successful season was in 2004, when he played 17 games including the storm-hit elimination final at the SCG, and was awarded best on ground by the umpires in a late-season win over the Bulldogs, the only Brownlow votes of his career.

He managed just 7 games in 2005. The last of them came in round 16 and he didn't feature in the Eagles' run to the grand final, although he was an emergency for the big game. He didn't make a senior appearance in the premiership year of 2006, largely due to a broken leg suffered in the WAFL early in the season, and was delisted at the end of that year.

Post-AFL careerEdit

Adkins returned to Victoria, where he had a stint with Frankston in the VFL before returning to country footy in the Gippsland region.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D
2003 8 7 6 46 16 13 59 8 8 Per 12 9
2004 17 13 7 128 55 41 169 21 6 5 4
2005 7 4 5 46 16 18 64 15 3 11 3
2006 0 4 5 2 46 18 9 55
Tot 32 24 18 220 87 72 292 44 17
Avg 0.8 6.9 2.7 2.2 9.1 1.4 0.5

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/D/Damien_Adkins.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Adkins

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/958