2016 AFL Draft prospects: Daniel Venables

NameDaniel Venables
Position: Midfield/half-forward
DOB: 19-11-1998
Height: 186cm
Weight: 81kg
Draft range: 15-25

Pub summary
Strong, explosive, contested ball winning midfielder.


  • Powerful
  • Burst of speed
  • Tackling
  • Contested footy


  • Limited games in 2016 due to injuries
  • Does not tend to rack up a huge number of disposals


Venables is a strong bodied, powerful midfielder, who also has an impressive burst of speed which helps him break away from congestion.

He can play as an onballer or half-forward, but has also been used all over the ground at different stages this season.

He does not tend to rack up huge numbers though, but can find the goals when pushing forward, which is an important skill to posses as a midfielder. He is also a fierce tackler, recording 21 tackles in four games in the Under-18 Championships earlier this year.

He has struggled to put together a consistent run of footy however, with injuries restricting his game time in the TAC Cup over the past two season.

Under-18 Championships statistics

  • Games: 4
  • Average disposals: 12.5
  • Average contested possessions: 5.7
  • Total goals: 6
  • Average marks: 2.5
  • Average tackles: 5.3
  • Average clearances: 1.5
  • Average clangers: 1.8
  • Average inside 50s: 2.7