The Coburg Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of another Calder Cannon, in speedster Aaron Christensen.
After originally signing with Williamstown for the 2014 season, Christensen took up the offer of playing for the Cannons as a 19 year old and managed 12 games for the season which included the Grand Final loss to the Oakleigh Chargers. All up Christensen managed 42 games in his three seasons at Highgate Reserve, after coming to the Cannons from Riddell District Football League side Sunbury Lions.
Christensen was the first of five Cannons players who were promoted to play in the VFL seniors this year as the 23rd man. Making his debut in the “Battle of Bell Street” derby against old rivals the Northern Blues in round six, he held his spot for the next five games after that which included impressive performances against Casey, Bendigo and Essendon.
A left footer at 189 cm, Christensen is best suited to a wing, however can also play across half forward or half back, and possesses both pace and impressive skills.
The Christensen name is synonymous at Coburg. While Ross Christensen was better known for his stints in the VFL starting with Footscray and Geelong in the early 80’s, he also was a best and fairest winner in the VFA with Werribee in 1984 and Coburg in 1986 after his VFL career had finished.
We are excited to have Christensen here on a permanent basis starting from the 2015 season!