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Darren Jarman

Games Played 121

Career 1996 - 2001

Debut 1996

Guernsey Number 3

Date of Birth 28/01/1967


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Biography

Although Darren Jarman was 29 when he arrived at Adelaide before the 1996 season, the younger brother of inaugural Crow Andrew had an enormous impact on the Adelaide Football Club.

He started his SANFL career with North Adelaide in 1985 and was a key player in their 1987 premiership win over Glenelg. He ignored offers from Melbourne and Brisbane through the 1980s but after winning North’s best and fairest in 1990 he joined Hawthorn. He played 109 games for the Hawks, including the 1991 premiership, twice earned All Australian selection and won the club’s best and fairest in 1995, the same season he finished runner-up in the Brownlow Medal.

A complicated trade deal brought him back to Adelaide to reunite with Andrew and it proved a recruiting coup. He was an All Australian in his first year with the Crows and then twice a grand final matchwinner for Adelaide. Jarman booted five goals in the last quarter of the 1997 grand final (for a total of six) after being moved to full forward and then kicked five goals in the 1998 win over North Melbourne. He retired at the end of the 2001 season after a career including 144 games for North Adelaide, 109 for Hawthorn and 121 at the Crows.

He was an assistant coach at Adelaide from 2002-04. In 2007 he became the first Adelaide player to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He was awarded life membership of the Adelaide Football Club in 2008.

Stats

SeasonNo.GamesGoalsBehindsKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksTackles
199631946172861123989642
1997324391738112550610467
199832345292301013319041
19993215823179632429618
20003143612131481795320
20013204017217642818517
Totals-12126411514245131937524205

Awards

All Australian

All Australian

1996

Premiership

Premiership

1997

Leading Goalkicker

Leading Goalkicker

1998

Premiership

Premiership

1998

Leading Goalkicker

Leading Goalkicker

1999

Leading Goalkicker

Leading Goalkicker

2001

AFC Team of the Decade 1991-2000

2001

AFL Hall of Fame

AFL Hall of Fame

2007

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

2008