| Charlie Cameron|
| 1.83 m|
AFL Rising Star
| (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 21)|
Pick #7, 2013 Rookie Draft, Adelaide
Australian rules football player
Eddie Betts, Taylor Walker, Cameron Ellis‑Yolmen, Rory Sloane, Rory Laird
Mount Isa, Queensland
Swan Districts (WAFL)
Charlie Cameron (footballer, born 1994) Wikipedia
Charlie Cameron (born 5 July 1994) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Cameron was taken with pick 7 in the 2013 Rookie Draft.
Cameron was born in Mount Isa, Queensland into an Indigenous Australian family (Lardil and Waanyi). He attended primary school in Mornington Island, Queensland before moving to Brisbane to attend Marist College Ashgrove. As a schoolboy he played baseball, rugby union and rugby league at high levels. At the end of 2011, at the age of 17, Cameron moved with his family to Newman, Western Australia and started boarding at Aquinas College in Perth.
While in Newman, Cameron was talked into playing for the local football team, the Newman Saints. He began playing club football for the first time for the Saints in 2012 and impressed so much that, towards the end of the season, he was invited to play for the Swan Districts Football Club and played three colts games. Entering his first pre-season ever with Swan Districts in 2013, he impressed the coaches so much that he earned a spot in the senior team for the first round of the 2013 WAFL season, and represented Western Australia at the 2013 AFL Under 18 Championships, which led to him being picked up by Adelaide in the rookie draft despite only having played a total of 30-40 games of Australian rules football.
Cameron showed excellent form in the SANFL early in his first season, and was rewarded with a promotion to the senior list, replacing the injured Nathan van Berlo. He made his debut in round 9 against Collingwood, kicking a goal and evading a tackle to set up another. Cameron went on to play seven AFL games in 2014 despite battling a groin injury, kicking nine goals including a bag of three against Fremantle in round 12. At the end of the season he won the Crows' Mark Bickley Emerging Talent Award.
Cameron cemented his place in Adelaide's best 22 in 2015, playing 22 games for 29 goals and 17 goal assists. Highlights included a career-best four goals against the Gold Coast in round 17, and kicking the winning goal in Adelaide's elimination final victory over the Western Bulldogs. Cameron was nominated for the 2015 AFL Rising Star award for his performance against the Brisbane Lions in round 13, in which he kicked a goal and had three goal assists, five tackles and seven inside 50s. At the end of the season he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the end of 2018.
In Round 9, 2017 Cameron starred against the Brisbane Lions, kicking four goals in the third quarter, including a run which involved two bounces, and a high pack mark. He had another impressive performance the next week in Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous Round, kicking three goals against Fremantle in a 100-point win.Statistics are correct to end of round 12, 2016