Aaron Francis was drafted by Essendon at pick 6 during the 2015 NAB AFL Draft. Francis is a key position player who has shown immense ability at both ends of the great, showing great ability in both the air and at ground. Francis was drafted from West Adelaide in the SANFL, where he played all around the ground, showing great strength and maturity for a young player. Francis debuted in his first year at the Bombers in round 18 against Brisbane where he imposed himself with 16 disposals and 7 marks. Francis played a further 2 games in the 2016 season, showing the Bomber’s fans the great potential and future ahead for the young player.
2017 was a challenging year for Francis as the key position utility was displaced from the senior side due to ongoing injury and a highly competitive team. Whilst his showing was limited, Essendon have instilled their faith in the young athlete, extending his time at the club until the end of the 2019 season. There is great excitement looming for Francis’ 2018 ahead.