Rob Maibaum made his way into the Northern Blues Development side come the end of season 2017. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sue Walson)
Rob Maibaum played seven Development games for the Northern Blues.
Look back on his first year at the club, thanks to Regency Windows.
THE YEAR THAT WAS
Arriving at the Blues from Kew in the off-season, Maibaum had a previous working relationship with Ian Aitken, who coached the forward at his former side.
Maibaum managed to play his first Development game for the club in Round 6, kicking a goal on debut as the Blues accounted for Sandringham.
The tall forward would play six more matches for the season, the majority of which came later in the season.
He secured his spot in the side in the final month, playing four consecutive games and filling the void left by Bailey Jordan in the forward line.
Maibaum was a presence up forward when the Northern Blues began their winning run to end their final Development season.
The key position prospect kicked two goals and was one of only three goal-kickers for his side, as Northern held on a low-scoring affair against the Casey Demons.
Maibaum collected 11 disposals on the day — a season-high — while he also had some good moments in his four-mark, one-goal performance against Coburg in Round 8.
BY THE NUMBERS
60 total Development disposals
20 total Development marks