Player Watch #1 The Chad Warner

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Kennedy Parker

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Jul 9, 2015
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Chad Warner
When the Sydney Swans swept up Chad Warner with pick 39 at the 2019 AFL Draft, they secured a youngster with an insatiable appetite for the contest. Warner attacks the ball and opponents with aggression and is relishing calling midfield bulls Josh Kennedy and Luke Parker his teammates at the Swans. Warner impressed for Western Australia in the 2019 AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging 18.2 touches (50 per cent contested), 3.2 clearances and 6.8 tackles per game. He also tallied an average of 27.1 disposals, 6.4 clearances and 7.4 tackles per match at Colts level for East Fremantle in 2019. He earned his AFL debut against Richmond in Round 6 of the 2020 season, recording eight disposals and two tackles.

Chad Warner
DOB: 19 May 2001
DEBUT: 2020
DRAFT: #39, 2019 National Draft
RECRUITED FROM: Willetton (WA)/Aquinas College (WA)/East Fremantle (WAFL)

 

Kiama Chris

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May 10, 2016
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Every week he shows a glimps of the power and speed he possesses. His form has tailored off a little but not to the point he doesn’t deserve his spot. Really excited by this kid. He could be anything
His handball to Paps rather than a hack to the square was a sign of how far his footy nous has come. Had time and space for either. The handball was a bullet right on target. Coaches would be delighted.
 

rustycrate

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Oct 18, 2018
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His handball to Paps rather than a hack to the square was a sign of how far his footy nous has come. Had time and space for either. The handball was a bullet right on target. Coaches would be delighted.
I also like his precise kicking in general play when going forward, where it just gets over the top of defenders straight to a team mate. Did it a few times on Sunday even when playing on straight away.
 

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the hypnotoad

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Mar 7, 2021
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Every week he shows a glimps of the power and speed he possesses. His form has tailored off a little but not to the point he doesn’t deserve his spot. Really excited by this kid. He could be anything
and balance! it's amazing how often he cops a knock, or a solid tackle, and keeps his feet ... in fact, not just keeps his feet but maintains momentum ... really is uncanny ... a rare and valuable skill/ability in football ... becoming a real favourite
 

sataris

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Feb 15, 2015
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Reckon there might be a few junior swans fans wanting a number 1 on their guernseys now... selling candy... running to 50 and effortlessly nudging it thru the big sticks.
Gotta say the kid has a beautiful straight kick to go with his other talents.
I pretend I'm James Rose thank you very much.
 

Kiama Chris

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May 10, 2016
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I quite liked Rose and reckon he'll be doing OK in second tier footy. Tried real hard towards the end especially.
Absolutely no doubt that Chad is already a significant trade up in only his second year. Has taken all his existing good points, improved them and added other weapons. Get the feeling he is very coachable.
Surely must be well in the running for most improved.
 

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