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Key Facts

Full name
Damian Squire

Known as
Damian Squire

Born
15 November 1973

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 134d
Last game: 23y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
North Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Sturt

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 24

Recruited from
North Adelaide (1997); North Adelaide (1999)

Damian Squire

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North AdelaideSANFL1991-19981131331.18
Port AdelaideAFL1997540.8020%4.002.601.400
SturtSANFL1999-20061451571.08
Total1991-20062632941.12

AFL: 10,741st player to appear, 9,307th most games played, 6,360th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 20th player to appear, 127th most games played, 100th most goals kicked

 

Since state league football became devalued by the emergence of the AFL as a proto-national competition, few footballers have enjoyed more illustrious careers in the SANFL than Damien Squire. He made his league debut for North Adelaide in 1991 and, after a slow start, developed into a key player for the Roosters. A quick moving, quick thinking half forward with good all round skills, he seemed like an AFL player in the making, an assessment endorsed by Port Adelaide’s hierarchy in 1996 when they selected him as a member of the club’s inaugural AFL squad. In 1997, Squire played 5 games and booted 4 goals for the Power, and seemed to do all that was required of him, but he was surprisingly delisted at the end of the season. 

The experience he gained stood him in good stead, however, and his form in the SANFL, initially with North, and later with Sturt, where he went in 1999, was consistently superb. In his first season with the Double Blues he won both the club’s best and fairest award and the Magarey Medal. He added a second Magarey in 2000, and in 2002 was one of the best players afield as Sturt swept aside the challenge of Central District on grand final day to break a twenty-six year premiership drought. Squire continued to perform creditably, and in 2005, aged thirty-one, won his second club champion award. 

A South Australian state league representative on 7 occasions, Squire’s SANFL career, which ended in 2006, comprised 113 games with North Adelaide and 145 with Sturt. He kicked 290 goals in total.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.