Toast Welcome to GWS Giants Harry Perryman


Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 16, 2011
AFL Club
welcome to GWS Giants Harry Perryman with pick 14


Pick #14: Harry Perryman

25 November 2016 7:24 PM

The tiny town of Collingullie has produced another GIANT with midfielder Harry Perryman joining the GIANTS with pick 14 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.

Adelaide bid on the midfielder from the same southern NSW town as Matthew Kennedy and the GIANTS matched the bid for the 17-year-old with pick 14.

A quality player who moves like a natural footballer, Perryman isn't quick but twists and turns his way out of trouble and rarely gets caught.

He has a background playing as a half-back, but this year has moved into the midfield where his strengths have come to the fore.

In the midfield, he won 15 clearances in his first two games for the NSW/ACT Rams, showing a real knack of getting the ball in tight spots.

He’s equally as clever and classy on both feet, and knows where the goals are. Perryman plays in an unflustered and uncomplicated manner but always seems to make the right decision when in possession.

He averaged 20 touches a game for the Rams and 17 for the Allies, and in two TAC Cup games for NSW-ACT he averaged 30 disposals and eight inside-50 entries.

Perryman has a very natural read for the game, he's tough and willing to throw his body into the action, and he relies on his quick footy brain to get things going. He knows how to use his body in contests and keeps his feet when under pressure.

He was named the most valuable player for the Rams at the division two championships and backed it up by claiming the same award for the Allies at the division one carnival later this season. He was named as an All Australian defender.

Perryman is the second GIANTS Academy product to join the club at this draft with the GIANTS selecting Will Setterfield at pick five along with Victorian midfielder/forward Tim Taranto at pick two.
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Never Surrender
May 24, 2014
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Ricciardo#3, Sydney Thunder
Great to get this ripping young lad to the club. Already a bit of a fav. Will be looking to put on some size in the next couple of seasons.

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Ichabod Noodle

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 13, 2011
The Riff
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Raiders, Brumbies
Very happy with Harry being here. Obviously already mates with Kennedy (M) and a ready made replacement for Heater down the track.

Welcome Harry
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Premiership Player
May 16, 2006
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Other Teams
I'll be honest. Haven't seen this dude play, but everything written about him screamed 'well coached', which potentially means he doesn't have as much room for improvement than others. Was worried about picking him up so early.

However, Adelaide are renowned draft ninjas. Since it was Adelaide who bid on him, I have now readjusted my expectations, and expect Harry Perryman to be an All-Australian within 3 years.

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