Long's ability to play both as a general forward and defender as well as through the midfield gives The St Kilda Football Club many options on game day as to where best to play the former Under 18 Northern Territory captain.
Long also possesses elite speed and agility and has begun utilising these assets more and more throughout his first two seasons at AFL level.
A very high impact player, the St Kilda Football Club will be hoping Long can have an uninterrupted 2019 campaign, as he shapes as a very important player in the clubs future moving forward.
- Birthdate August 21, 1997
- PositionGeneral Forward/Defender
- ClubSt Kilda
- Draft Pick2016 National Draft/ Pick: #25
- 2018Rising Star Nominee
- 2016St Kilda FC first selection in the 2016 National Draft
By Roger Vaughan St Kilda AFL youngster Ben Long is walking in the footsteps of giants. Long has paid tribute to his uncle Michael Long and fellow AFL indigenous greats Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam as the Saints launch their reconciliation action plan. The current Saints’ sister and aunty helped to design the indigenous-themed guernsey…
Exciting St Kilda forward Ben Long has signed a three-year contract extension. Long will remain in red, white, and black until at least the end of 2022 after putting pen to paper on the eve of Round 1. The 21-year-old was a shining light early in 2018, before a foot injury curtailed his season. Long…
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