Ben Keays



Date of Birth





Brisbane Lions

Recruited from: Morningside/Brisbane Lions Academy
Selection 24, 2015 NAB AFL Draft

Career Highlights and Awards :

2014 NAB AFL U18 Championships – All Australian
2015 NAB AFL U18 Championships – All Australian, Harrison Medal, Queensland MVP


A prolific ball-magnet with a terrific workrate, Keays was one of several Brisbane Lions Academy products to make their way on to AFL list in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

Capable of pushing forward and kicking goals, Keays averaged almost 29 possessions per game in the 2015 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships to earn an impressive trio of individual awards – a second straight All Australian berth, the Harrison Medal for Best Player in Division 2 at the titles and Queensland’s Most Valuable Player award.

A lifelong Lions fan, the Gregory Terrace graduate had an excellent debut season, playing 16 games in a defensive forward role, where his team-orientated play was quick to impress fans and teammates.

2017 saw further development to Ben’s game, playing 10 games where he average 15.1 disposals and 4 tackles a game.

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