- Nov 23, 2015
- AFL Club
Name: Conor Stone
Oakleigh Chargers, NAB League / St Kevin’s College
Medium forward/defender who showed distinct promise in the back half of last year, playing eight matches for the Oakleigh Chargers in the NAB League including in their premiership side kicking 11 goals with his kicking a feature. Also capable of playing in defence and using his decision making, composure and good ball use to set up the play which was on display in just one trial game this year having 23 disposals against the Knights before the shutdown. Showed very good endurance at state testing with a 21.5 Yo Yo score in the preseason and was appointed captain of St Kevin’s for 2020 suggesting he has leadership capabilities.
When going back through the 2019 vision Conor was one who stood out for his performances as a bottom ager both at St Kevin’s in the APS and in the Oakleigh Chargers’ premiership team. A powerful and versatile player, we love his competitiveness and running ability and think he will develop into a player who can fill a few different roles. - National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso
I interpret those comments as we've selected him as a rebounding defender or wing type rather than as a medium forward. He was one of a few pre-draft bolters - I guess we'll see if the hype was true. He could fill Zac Williams' role off HBF if he's a genuine talent.