Steven Armstrong

Image DOB: 12 January 1984

Debut: Round 1, 2002 against Hawthorn at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 22, 2005 against Essendon at MCG

From: Perth, Selection #25, 2001 National Draft

Number: 2 2002-2005

Best First Year Player - 2002
Rising Star nomination - Round 3, 2002 vs Richmond

Games: 43 (79 total)
Goals: 21 (48 total)
Career Statistics

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Drafted from Perth, Armstrong had already played senior football for two seasons in the WAFL. He was an AFL/AIS Academy member in 2001, and while representing Western Australia in the national Under 18 carnival that year he was joint winner of the Larke Medal for Best and Fairest.

His first season of AFL football was impressive, and he received a Rising Star nomination in his third game.

On his first end of season trip with the Demons he was injured in the Bali bombing, and carries a scar on his leg as a reminder. Beginning in 2003 he found his opportunities more and more limited, and only played 12 games across 2004 and 2005 before being delisted. Played in the 2005 Sandringham VFL premiership side.

The West Coast Eagles threw Armstrong a lifeline and drafted him as a rookie in 2006. He made his debut with them midway through that year and managed to cement a spot in the side just before the 2006 Grand Final - he kicked a vital goal in the last quarter of the game to help the Eagles to the premiership and join the ranks of players who have won a premiership after leaving the Demons.

He was delisted after the Eagles disappointing 2008 season and returned to the WAFL to play with Perth. In 2009 his premiership medallion was stolen from his parents home in Perth.

His father Gary was coach of Perth when Steven made his senior debut, and his grandfather also coached the WAFL club as well as playing in two premierships.

2002 1370
2003 1880
2004 640
2005 620

Premiership players at other clubs
West Coast

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 23 October 2015 14:07:44 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 22)


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