Recruited from: Scotch College/Oakleigh Chargers
Bio: Versatile player with clean hands both in the air and on the ground. Athleticism, pace and decision making are all features. Vic Metro U18 representative in 2009. Tested soundly at Draft Camp including a 10.42mins for 3km. Averaged 19 disposals for the Charges including seven contested and four tackles in 2009.
In his own words
What type of player are you?
A running half-back flanker who reads the play well and likes to set up attacks by foot. Reasonably accomplished skills on both sides of the body. Can play both in and under or an outside player. Can also play on ball and good around stoppages.
Which AFL player do you feel you resemble, and why?
Andrew Mackie. He reads the play well across half-back and can play both tall and small. Similar body type and I feel I go about it the same way he does. Mackie has a good right foot as well.
What are your strengths as a footballer?
Skills on both feet and both hands and my versatility is very good. I can win my own ball and tackle well. I can read the play reasonably well and my stoppage work is OK.
What parts of your game would you like to improve?
Fitness base and I would like to get quicker. My disposal can lack care so I would like to fix that. I have a lot to learn in terms of positioning around the ground.
Which AFL team do you support and how did you come to barrack for them?
Essendon. My Dad goes for them and it is a family tradition.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far, and why?
Mum and Dad have always believed in me. Dad played a lot of footy and has coached me so he taught me a lot. Adam Ramanauskas was my favourite player and to see him come back from cancer was a big inspiration especially when I was out for a year.