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Aaron Davey

 

Aaron DaveyAaron Davey is an Indigenous Australian Rules football player. He currently plays for The Melbourne Demons Football Club in the Australian Football League. He is the older brother of Alwyn Davey, who plays for Essendon and both are cousins of Gavin Wanganeen.

Davey exploded onto the AFL scene, quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting players in the league. He is one of few successful top-level footballers to have been elevated from a Rookie List and is a cult figure at the club and a highly popular player with young Demons fans Davey, of Torres Strait Islander descent, was born and raised in Darwin in the Northern Territory, and was a forward pocket player in the Northern territory Football League for the Palmerston Magpies Football Club. Even in these early years it was clear that Davey was a superior player. Davey was touted as being one of the most exciting junior prospects in the country after an exceptional season with Port Melboourne Borough in the Victorian Football League, having been voted the VFL player most likely to succeed at AFL level. Surprisingly he was overlooked by all clubs in the national draft, but caught the eye of Demons talent scouts and made their rookie list.

 

Aaron has already had many achievements in his AFL career.  In 2004, he was recognised as the Best First Year Player at the AFL Players Association MVP Awards and he has also previously been awarded the Fothergill Round Medal, as the most promising player in the Victorian Football League.

Aaron has a keen interest in The Fred Hollows Foundation's Indigenous Program in the
Northern Territory of Australia. He became an Ambassador in 2005 and has since visited the Jawoyn communities which The Foundation works with in the Northern Territory. Aaron is looking forward to helping The Foundation draw attention to the urgent need to address the health and literacy standards of Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous Australians still die more than 20 years earlier than other Australians, often
from treatable diseases,” Aaron said. “Low literacy levels also have a direct impact on
people's general health and well being.” These are the issues that are very important to me and it's a great honour to be an Ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation. I've been very lucky to be able to achieve my dreams and I hope that all other young Indigenous Australians can do the same.”

The Melbourne Football Club on Aaron Davey