Welcome Welcome to Hawthorn : Josh Bennetts. catB rookie

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Sep 15, 2009
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Some comments I got about Josh from someone who knows him very well

Great kid, played with Lysterfield as well as Eastern Ranges...won the U17 EFNL Premier comp B&F last season, and Eastern Ranges B&F this season...

Great family, mum is Indonesian (I think???) which is why he qualified for NGA...
Played high forward/mid for Eastern this year...very clean hands, good mark, nice disposal...

Managed by Maxy Kleiman, they had been angling for a Category B Rookie for a number of months...he's been training with Box Hill a bit this year...and did a couple of weeks at Hawthorn...

He's come on heaps in the last two seasons, but has been involved in the NGA for I reckon the last three years

Height will be his biggest challenge

Not elite speed, but not slow...good lateral movement

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Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 9, 2006
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I was a fan mid season of this kid, surprised he didn't make the VM squad, must have been close, he had a decent trials game and that VM squad was stacked, clever, goal kicking outside player, usually on a wing or hff, sometimes in midfield, I hope him all the best.


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Feb 5, 2018
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I'm expecting him to be deployed as a full time small forward, at least to begin his career.

Was stoked to finally see some highlights of the young fella.

I look forward to seeing how both he and O'Sullivan develop next year (likely at Box Hill to start).

Both look like clean, smart and evasive players.

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Team Captain
Aug 16, 2009
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Very pleased with the way Josh played aginst Geelong and now reading Houdini Huddo's report
for Box Hill's game against Collingwood it seems that Josh has got something to offer. He looks
to be a very good pick-up. Also I like his picture profile(looks like my Godson)!

Early days I know, but I think we might have a good player here.

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