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Aiden Bonar

Last played for North Melbourne Kangaroos in 2022
Games: 34     Born: March 8, 1999     Origin: Dandenong Stingrays
Playing Height: 188cm     Playing Weight: 87kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #11 2017 National Draft by GWS Giants
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Aiden Bonar Biography

Friday, 20 October 2023
North Melbourne delist Kayne Turner, Aiden Bonar and Jack Mahony.
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Aiden Bonar will be sidelined from full pre-season training for up to three months after aggravating an old wrist injury at training last week.

"He suffered a slight injury to the wrist in round five this year but it wasn't enough to sideline him at the time. He was fine heading into pre-season and had been training without any issues until an innocuous incident in a drill last week caused the old injury to resurface," North Melbourne performance manager Daniel McPherson said.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Aiden Bonar says he believes being back in Victoria, after being traded by GWS to North Melbourne, will lead to an improvement in his form.

"I wasn't playing that great. I was mentally and physically drained and I just wanted to get back home with Mum and Dad and friends," Bonar said.

"I just wanted support, so I think that was in the back of my head all the time. It's going to really enhance my footy being back."

Aiden Bonar has moved in with close friend and fellow Roo Luke Davies-Uniacke in their Elwood pad.

They played together at NAB League team Dandenong Stingrays and were both on scholarships at Haileybury College's Keysborough campus and represented the school in football.

"We're genuine best mates we do most things together. I don't surf with him, because I can't swim," Bonar said, laughing.

"We met up most weekends when I was back here, so it's great to move in with him. It's just us two, so we have a nice little joint there."

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
GWS trade Aiden Bonar to North Melbourne.

The Roos finished with Bonar and the Giants' future fourth-round pick in exchange for a future third-round selection.

"We're delighted to snare a player of Aiden's talent," North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw said.

"At 188cm, he can play as a mid or go forward with great impact. Aiden is a dynamic and super athletic player and he offers us a lot of flexibility.

"There'll definitely be opportunities for Aiden to play, and we are really excited to see what he can bring to the table."

Sunday, 5 August 2018
Aiden Bonar makes his AFL debut for GWS at Docklands Stadium with 16 disposals (8 kicks and 8 handballs), 3 marks, 6 tackles and 2 goals in a 105-point win over Carlton.
Friday, 2 March 2018
Aidan Bonar signs a two-year contract extension with GWS to remain at the club until the end of 2021.
Friday, 8 December 2017
Aiden Bonar will miss three to four weeks of training after straining his hamstring.

"Its unfortunate for Aiden to have a minor setback early in the pre-season," GWS head of athletic performance David Joyce said.

"There's a range of conditioning training hell keep doing in the rehab group before re-joining the main group in the coming weeks."

Friday, 6 October 2017
Top draft prospect Aiden Bonar feared he would never return to football after undergoing two knee reconstructions since 2015.

"At the start of the season last year I was always worrying if I would get back (to football)," Bonar said.

"But (I) always kept strong with the idea that I would hopefully make AFL one day.

"I'm here today and I'm pretty proud of myself for getting here."

Thursday, 5 October 2017
Aiden Bonar highlights his elite athleticism on day three of the NAB AFL Draft Combine after equaling the all-time standing vertical jump record.

Bonar jumped 89cm in the test, drawing him level with Jordan Gallucci from last year's combine (Gallucci was drafted by Adelaide at pick No.15 last year).

Bonar also recorded a 2.90-second 20-metre sprint, placing him equal second in the speed test.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Aiden Bonar is shaping as one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's NAB AFL Draft after returning from two knee reconstructions to highlight his talent in recent weeks.

"The feedback then was that it wasn't necessarily a second ACL, it was just that the first operation didn't take properly. Technically he's had two, but the first one the graft didn't take and just let go," Stingrays talent manager Mark Wheeler said.

"We took a bit longer than it could and he was ready to play about a month before we unleashed him, but we were really keen to build him up. He trains the house down, and he does stuff that he shouldn't be able to do at 190cm. He's AFL ready already."

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