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Fergus Watts

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Education  Wesley College
Name  Fergus Watts
Years  Club

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Date of birth  (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 30)
Original team(s)  Wesley College, Melbourne/Sandringham Dragons
Debut  Round 17, 20 June 2004, Adelaide v. Western Bulldogs, at AAMI Stadium
Role  Australian Rules Football Player

Place of birth  Whipps Cross, London
2004–2005 2006 Total -  Adelaide St Kilda

Fergus Watts (born 21 September 1985) is an English-born former professional Australian rules football player with the Australian Football League's (AFL) Adelaide Football Club and St Kilda Football Club. Watts was a forward line player.

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Adelaide Crows 2004–2005

Originally from England, Watts was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and was a 1st round draft selection (14th overall) for the Adelaide Crows at the 2003 AFL Draft. Watts made his senior AFL debut for Adelaide in Round 17 2004, against the Western Bulldogs at AAMI Stadium. Watts played five games in 2004, kicking two goals, and a good future for Watts seemed assured. However, Watts was unable to break into Adelaide's side throughout the 2005 AFL season, instead playing with the Crows's South Australian National Football League (SANFL) affiliate Woodville-West Torrens Football Club, for whom he kicked 10 goals in the 2005 SANFL semi-final.

Watts requested to be traded to St Kilda at the end of the 2005 season, citing limited playing opportunities at Adelaide. Watts's father Jim Watts was the then CEO of St Kilda, later leaving the club in June 2006. A deal was made with Adelaide, in which St Kilda traded their first round selection (number 17 overall) at the 2005 AFL Draft in return for Watts.

St Kilda 2006–2007

Watts made his debut for St Kilda in the 2006 AFL season opener against West Coast, where he kicked one goal. Dropped to St Kilda's Victorian Football League (VFL) affiliate Casey Scorpions, Watts broke his ankle two weeks later. His recovery was prolonged, punctuated by five surgeries on his leg and ankle and a struggle with osteitis pubis. Although returning to the VFL in the latter half of 2007, Watts was unable to break back into the AFL and at the end of the season he was delisted by St Kilda.

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Fergus Watts Wikipedia


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