Nic Naitanui

Australian rules football player from Australia

Nicholas "Nic" Naitanui ( /ˌnætəˈnuːi/; born 4 May 1990) is an Australian rules footballer, currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Born in Sydney to Fijian parents, his family moved to Perth, Western Australia, after his father's death. Growing up in Midvale, Naitanui attended Governor Stirling Senior High School, and played football for the Midvale Junior Football Club. After representing Western Australia in the 2007 and 2008 National Under-18 Championships, he debuted in 2008 for the Swan Districts Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Naitanui was drafted by West Coast with the second pick in the 2008 National Draft. Naitanui made his AFL debut for West Coast in round 12 of the 2009 season, against Richmond. He played ten games in his debut season, and received one Brownlow Medal vote for a three-goal game against Hawthorn. In his second season, Naitanui played every game, primarily as a back-up ruckman to Dean Cox, taking over the position of Mark Seaby, who was traded the previous season. Having started the season as the favourite for the AFL Rising Star, Naitanui finished 5th overall. In the 2011 season, he  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Nick Naitanui,The Flying Fijian,Nic Nat,Nicholas Naitanui
Date of birth
Place of birth
Australian rules football player


Institution From To
Governor Stirling Senior High School

Athlete facts

Australian rules football
Team Position From To
West Coast Eagles Midfielder 2009

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