Loved Gresham before it was cool.
- Sep 26, 2017
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
Saints are being bold in their choices. Can’t remember the last time anyone Replaced a Paddy with more Mayo.
That speed and jump just furthers the mystery of how he didn't even get a rookie spot.https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/st-kilda-recruit-jack-mayo-refused-to-give-up-afl-dream-despite-injury-setbacks-ng-b881213004z
PICK 8 | St Kilda | Jack Mayo (Subiaco)
One of the more unlucky players to miss out last year on being drafted, the WAFL Colts leading goalkicker has been one of the more dominant goalkickers in Western Australia over the journey. Mayo missed out on playing National Under 18 Championships, but booted 50 goals across 21 games in the Colts competition and has since transitioned between Reserves and Seniors this year in a strong Subiaco side. He has still managed to average two goals per game at Reserves level, and with Paddy McCartin now out long-term, Mayo provides another forward option for the Saints. In terms of his athletic traits, Mayo has elite speed for a tall (2.95 seconds) and elite vertical jump (84cm running jump) which he recorded at last year’s Western Australia state combine.
I read somewhere that he had a hip problem ...cant remember details but it was misaligned or something ..the operation to fix it meant he was out of action for a long time..i seem to remember 30 months but that seems a really long time.he confirmed in saints podcast that he's 194cm, and missed those two years due to injury (though he didn't elaborate)