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
ST KILDA’S third-and-fourth-year players have headed to the Northern Territory in a bid to kick-start their pre-season campaign. A contingent including Jade Gresham, Ben Long, Josh Battle, Rowan Marshall, Bailey Rice, Darragh Joyce and Brandon White joined coach Alan Richardson and other staff members in leaving on Monday morning for a five-day stay. It’s a…
Ben Long’s standout performance against the Giants has been rewarded with a NAB Rising Star nomination. Long’s 15 disposals, eight tackles and one unforgettable goal saw the 21-year-old get the nod after a drawn-out Round 5. After four games in his debut season in 2017, Long has played every game this year, improving in each…
David O’Neill February 9, 2018 After four senior games in his debut season, Ben Long is determined to be a regular fixture in the senior side in 2018. With speed and agility to burn, Long has increased his endurance levels, while adding strength and size to his frame during the summer. The hard work appears to…