Former AFL Journeyman joins Bulldogs

The UNSW-ES continue their strong off season recruitment with the announcement that South Australian Darren Pfeiffer has joined the club.

Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, Pfeiffer transitioned through the SANFL ranks with Norwood before being picked up the Adelaide Crows as a 18 year old with their first round of selection.

Following his delisting in 2007, he went on to play a total of 23 games for both Carlton Football Club and Port Adelaide Power.

Pfeiffer’s maturity and experience will aid the UNSW-ES Bulldogs as they nurture a promising group of home grown young talent, a point not lost on the 31 year old.

“Although my career wasn’t smooth sailing, the experience I gathered from injury setbacks, different coaching styles, and the professionalism involved [led me to a] particular interest in club culture and team leadership,” said Pfeiffer.

UNSW-ES President, Stephen Dunkley, will be looking to leverage Pfeiffer’s knowledge in the pre-season as the club continues to transform in its vision to be the Club of Choice.

“Having someone of Darren’s stature join the Dogs is exciting – not only for the young players coming through gunning for higher honours, but also for the guys that have been around the club for many years looking for a little of inspiration and a cool head on the paddock when the game is on a knife’s edge”, said Dunkley.

The Sydney AFL community will quickly become familiar with the Bulldog’s popular new recruit, following his appointment to a Coaching Development role with the AFL NSW/ACT.

Pfeiffer is excited about the season ahead, along with the reunion with former teammate and good friend, Steven Pollock.

“I haven’t played with him since I was 17 years of age, so I’m looking forward to playing under him, and trying to finish my career off on a high”

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