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Armo through the years

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June 1988
David Armitage is born in Mackay, central Queensland.

July 2002
Played his first match of senior football for the Eastern Swans at the age of 14 and kicked five goals against Bakers Creek.

July 2004
Represented Queensland at Under 16 level in the National Championships.

January 2005
Moves to Brisbane to finish his schooling and further his football career.

July 2006
Was a key member of the Queensland Under 18 side that won the Division Two Championship under Craig McRae, earning him an All-Australian jumper.

September 2006
Won the AFLQ Rising Star Award ahead of Ricky Petterd, Kurt Tippett, Ben Warren and Brent Renouf.

October 2006
Finishes first in the draft combine agility test and finishes top 10 in the beep test and 3km time trial

November 2006
Selected with Pick 9 by St Kilda in the 2006 National Draft

May 2007
Collects nine disposals and lays four tackles on debut vs Hawthorn

March 2008
After playing three games in 2007, Armitage plays in St Kilda’s NAB Cup premiership side.

April 2008
Boots his first career goal in the Saints 36-point win over the Bombers.

September 2008
Collects 10 disposals in St Kilda’s semi-final win against Collingwood and four touches in the Saints preliminary final loss to Hawthorn.

August 2009
After struggling for senior opportunities for much of the year, Armitage collects three Brownlow Medal votes for his 22-disposal, 10-tackle effort in his first game of the year in Round 19.

August 2009
Lays a career-high 13 tackles in St Kilda’s loss to North Melbourne.

September 2009
Is named as an emergency for the Grand Final versus Geelong.

October 2009
Finishes second in Sandringham’s best and fairest award.

May 2010
Injures his knee against Essendon in round eight and misses the bulk of the season.

April 2011
Registers a career-high 11 clearances against Adelaide in round six, further demonstrating his ability to win the hard ball.

September 2011
In his 50th game, Armitage collects seven disposals in St Kilda’s unsuccessful elimination final against Sydney. This was also Ross Lyon’s last game in charge. This milestone marks the end of a breakout season for the midfielder, who played 22 games and averaged 15.3 disposals per outing.

September 2012
Another strong season sees Armitage finish ninth in the Saints best and fairest award and equal sixth in the club’s goal-kicking.

March 2013
Signs a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Saints until at least the end of 2016

April 2013
Plays the best individual game of his career, booting a personal best four goals and amassing 31 disposals in St Kilda’s 12-goal win over GWS.

September 2013
Finishes fifth in the Saints best and fairest following a season in which he played 21 matches, averaged 21.8 touches per game, and topped the club for tackles.

February 2014
Is named in St Kilda’s leadership group, joining Nick Riewoldt, Sean Dempster, Leigh Montagna, Lenny Hayes and Jarryn Geary.

April 2014
In a freak injury, Armitage scrapes his knee on Patrick Dangerfield’s leg in round four. Although he’s initially expected to miss one week, the wound becomes infected and he doesn’t return to the senior team until round 13.

July 2014
David Armitage plays his 100th AFL game against Carlton.