Aaron Davey - Legend

Aaron Davey
Hall of fame

Aaron Davey - Legend


A 1995 NT Primary and dual 2000 and 2001 Teal Cup representative, Aaron "Flash" Davey was an outstanding junior in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) competition winning the 1998/99 Hickman Medal for being the best and fairest in the NTFL Under 16 division.Davey is living proof that there are many pathways to the AFL - if self-belief and talent meet opportunity.

Under the direction of Hall of Fame legend Russell Jeffrey, Davey joined his late father (Alwyn “Gunny” Davey) as a North Darwin/Palmerston NTFL premiership player in 2001/02 in addition to playing in the 2002/03 NTFL Grand Final.  

Joining South Australian National Football League (SANFL) power club Port Adelaide and then Victorian Football League (VFL) club Port Melbourne, Davey was drafted by the Melbourne Football Club in the 2003 Rookie Draft making his AFL debut in Round 1 of the 2004 season. 

As a reminder to the recruiters, Davey earned the first Rising Star nomination for the 2004 season against Hawthorn. In a remarkable first season, he won the club Harold Ball Memorial Trophy as the best first-year player, along with the equivalent AFL Players' Association Award and finished runner-up in the overall AFL Rising Star Award.

In 2005, Aaron Davey finished third in Melbourne's Club best and fairest and won the AFL Players' Association Marngrook Award as the best emerging Indigenous talent. In 2006 the gifted forward earned three Goal of the Year nominations. 

He was selected for Australia in three International Rules series against Ireland. 

His highlights peaked in 2007 when he won the Keith “Bluey” Truscott Medal as the Best and Fairest at Melbourne. Davey retired from the AFL in 2013 after playing 178 games and kicking 174 goals.

Davey continues to play with the Palmerston Magpies whenever possible and is nearing the 100-game milestone.


Clubs played for
Palmerston Magpies
Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Port Melbourne (VFL)
Melbourne Football Club
Hickman Medal 1998/99
Harold Ball Memorial Trophy 2004
Keith Truscott Medal (Melbourne Football Club Best and Fairest) 2009
Australian Representative in three International Rules Series