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Sean Darcy

Age: 25yr 8mth    Games: 98     Born: June 12, 1998     Origin: Geelong Falcons
Height: 203cm     Weight: 111kg     Position: Ruck
Drafted: Round 2, Pick #38 2016 National Draft by Fremantle Dockers
Supercoach Price: $589,400   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $861,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2030   AFL Player Contracts
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Sean Darcy Biography

Monday, 24 July 2023
Sean Darcy and Nat Fyfe are ruled out for the rest of the 2023 season as the pair heads for surgery on ankle and finger injuries respectively.

The decision to call time on 2023 for both comes after a run of four straight losses that have ended Fremantle's chances of a repeat September appearance in a disappointing 2023 campaign.

Sunday, 3 October 2021
Sean Darcy claims his first Doig Medal as Fremantle's club champion for 2021, polling 222 votes to win from David Mundy (207) and Andrew Brayshaw (186).
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Sean Darcy signs a two-year contract extension with Fremantle to remain at the club until the end of 2024.

"I'm really enjoying being over here, I've got a really good support system over here, and I call my family whenever I want," Darcy said.

"I feel like the club is going in a really good direction and we have a lot of young people going really well and I'm really close with the majority of them."

Friday, 22 January 2021
Sean Darcy will miss a number of weeks of pre-season training after sustaining a minor knee injury that will require him to wear a brace for two to four weeks.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
With an improved fitness base heading into 2021, Sean Darcy says he hopes to avoid the pre-season setbacks that have plagued his short career.

"My approach has just been to get as fit as possible and make sure I'm healthy and out training every training session," Darcy said.

"I've had a lot of pre-seasons where I come back fit and then I break down in January and I'm out for eight weeks and it really affects you during the year."

Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Ben Long accepts a three-match ban after pleading guilty to a rough conduct charge following his bump on Fremantle's Sean Darcy that left the ruckman concussed and with lingering neck pain.
Monday, 13 January 2020
Sean Darcy has set his sights on shouldering the bulk of the ruck load for the Dockers in 2020 and says training with teammate Rory Lobb has improved him as a player.

"He's a quality player, he pushes me around, I've got to chase him around the whole training session," Darcy said of Lobb.

"I've worked closely with Rory for the whole pre-preason. I'm just trying to pick his running patterns and things like that, to improve as much as I can."

Sunday, 9 December 2018
Sean Darcy signs a two-year contract extension with Fremantle that will him at the Dockers until the end of 2022.

"It shows the confidence we have in him as a player while illustrating Sean's confidence in the club and his desire to succeed at Fremantle," Dockers football chief Peter Bell said of the contract extension.

"Sean is a talented young ruckman who has already made a significant impact on the field.

"He's a great character to have at the club and we expect him to be a vital cog in our midfield in the long-term."

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Sean Darcy is bracing for an extended period on the sidelines after damaging the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee playing for Peel.

"He came down hard and got a knock to the lateral side of his knee," high performance manager Jason Weber said.

"Hes damaged the PCL ligament in his knee, hes going to be a number of weeks at this stage."

Friday, 17 November 2017
Sean Darcy has set lofty goals for himself for 2018.

"I want to improve on my fitness so I can run out games better and go with the best runners in the AFL," Darcy said.

"My skinfolds are improving and my strength in the gym has definitely gone up.

"I want to be more than just a one-position player. The AFL is growing from when you could just have one position. You've got to have a range in your repertoire.

"I've got to work with the forwards on my leading patterns and my running around there. I want to develop my forward game as much as my ruck game."

Friday, 4 August 2017
Sean Darcy has been a huge positive for the Dockers in 2017, stepping up in Aaron Sandilands' absence and playing the past six games, averaging 33 hit-outs and nearly 12 disposals.

After a hefty workload, Darcy showed signs of fatigue late in last round's loss to GWS and, despite his protests, has been given the weekend off.

"I tried to challenge it. I tried to say 'oh, are you sure?' but they didn't really listen to me. They took their way, so that was a bit annoying, but anyway " Darcy said.

"I've just got to listen to them and do what they say. My body is a bit sore. The intensity, it's a bit quicker."

Sunday, 25 June 2017
Sean Darcy makes his AFL debut for Fremantle at Kardinia Park with 14 disposals (6 kicks and 8 handballs), 2 tackles and 40 hitouts in a 2-point loss to Geelong.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Sean Darcy signs a new deal with the Dockers that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.

"Its a big boost in confidence knowing that Freo's wanting to stick with me, so I was really happy when they told me they wanted to sign me on," Darcy said.

"There's been a lot of learning - and learning really quickly - but you get used to it. You've got to adjust pretty quickly but once youre used to it you can track along all right.

"I've found that there's as much physical work as there is mentally. You learn a lot about the game, whether it's about running patterns on the track or in the gym doing weights."

Saturday, 29 April 2017
On the eve of his 250th game, Aaron Sandilands says one of his goals in 2017 is to fast-track the development of young Fremantle ruckman Sean Darcy.

"Sean lived with me when he first came over for the first couple of weeks and is a great young man," Sandilands said of Darcy.

"He's got a great head on his shoulders and he's willing to learn as much as he can at the moment, so I'm more than happy to pass on as much information to him and try to improve him to become a great AFL ruckman.

"I've got no doubt he's going to be a long-term player at this footy club.

"If I can help him in any way, I will."

Friday, 25 November 2016
Fremantle select Sean Darcy with pick No.38 in the 2016 National Draft.

Seans a big heavy ruckman and hes really got some strong ruck capabilities," Fremantle list manager Brad Lloyd said.

We like that hes nice and heavy as well, so well get him fitter and hell really complement our playing group.

We came into the draft wanting to add a ruckman to our list to begin to develop. Hes young, intelligent and has a lot of drive, so hell come in well and fit our list profile really well.

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