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AFL-AIS Academy Player Profiles

Lewis TAYLOR   17-Feb-95            174cm   74kg       Victoria Country/Geelong Falcons/Terang-Mortlake

Small midfielder/forward with excellent agility and disposal by foot on either side of his body.  Has the ability to break the lines with his explosive leg speed and ability to take the game on.  Can be very dangerous around goals.  Averaged 21.7 disposals (8.5 contested) in 14 TAC Cup games in 2012 and was also impressive for Vic Country in the NAB AFL U/18 Championships.

Plays Like: Brent Harvey

Alex SPINA         22-Jun-95            180cm   74kg       South Australia/North Adelaide/Gaza

Medium forward with very clean hands and excellent game sense.  Reads the play very well and shows good composure when the ball is in his hands.  Has excellent vision and is smart around goals.  Can also go through the midfield when required.  Had an injury interrupted end to 2012, with some groin issues, however looks to be well on track for a big 2013.  Averaged 23.2 disposals at 78.4% efficiency in 5 matches for North Adelaide at Colts level.

Plays Like: Jarryd Blair

Billy HARTUNG                 24-Jan-95             177cm   77kg       Victoria Country/Dandenong Stingrays/Mornington

Small midfielder with elite endurance and a penetrating right foot.  Loves to run and carry the ball, shows good composure and makes very good decisions either by hand or foot.  Has the ability to push forward and kick long goals on the run also.  Ran a 16.1 in the Beep Test late in 2012.  Currently recovering from finger surgery, likely to return in late April.  Averaged 20.1 disposals in 10 games of TAC Cup footy in 2012 at 71.1% efficiency.

Plays Like: Steele Sidebottom

Christian SALEM               15-Jul-95              183cm   81kg       Victoria Metro/Sandringham Dragons/Brighton GS

Medium midfielder/forward with excellent disposal on his preferred left foot.  Is a very good decision maker and can really hurt the opposition when delivering the footy inside forward 50.  Shows good game sense and a nice ability to finish in front of goal.  Member of the victorious 2012 Vic Metro U/18 NAB AFL Championship team.  Averaged 20.8 disposals in 10 TAC Cup games in 2012 as well as 4.7 tackles per game.

Plays Like: Nick Dal Santo

Dwayne WILSON             17-Jan-95             177cm   72kg       South Australia/Sturt/Imperials

Small midfielder with explosive leg speed and agility.  A prolific ball winner with very clean hands and excellent disposal either by hand or foot.  Sums up the situation well and loves to take the opposition on.  Has the ability to step his way through traffic and applies very good defensive pressure when the opposition have the ball.  Averaged 23.2 disposals for Sturt at Colts Level in 2012 along with 3.1 Clearances.  Not far away from returning to action after minor knee surgery.

Plays Like: Travis Varcoe

Joshua KELLY     12-Feb-95            182cm   74kg       Victoria Metro/Sandringham Dragons/Brighton GS

Medium midfielder with elite kicking ability on his preferred left foot.  Shows composure beyond his years and has excellent endurance.  Is brilliant in his decision making and reads the game very well.  Provides excellent run and carry with the ability to kick long goals.   Played in the victorious 2012 Vic Metro U/18 NAB AFL championship team, and also posted the 4th best 3km Time Trial of all time at the Draft Combine last October.  Averaged 19.3 disposals (7.3 contested) in 10 TAC Cup matches in 2012.  Son of dual Sandover Medallist Phil Kelly.

Plays Like: Luke Hodge

Lloyd PERRIS      2-Jan-95               178cm   75kg                       NSW/ACT Rams/St George

Small midfielder who finds plenty of the ball.  Has excellent leadership qualities and can play inside or outside.  Has very good game sense and excels at the stoppages.  Missed the 2012 Season with a knee re-construction.  A current Sydney Swans Scholarship holder and inaugural winner of the Level 1 AIS-AFL Academy Cameron Ling Medal.

Plays Like: Dan Hannebury

James AISH        8-Nov-95             183cm   72kg       South Australia/Norwood/Payneham NU

Medium midfielder who oozes class.  A smooth moving player with excellent disposal on both sides of his body either by hand or foot.  A prolific finder of the ball with rare game sense.  His decision making and composure under pressure is a feature of his game.   Demonstrates terrific leadership ability and debuted at senior level last year becoming the youngest player to ever do so at Norwood.  Son of Andrew Aish and nephew of Michael.  All-Australian as a 17 year old at the 2012 NAB AFL U18 Championships.  Capped off a great 2012 by playing in the successful Norwood senior premiership side where throughout the season he averaged 18.4 disposals at 83% efficiency.  Currently recovering from successful shoulder surgery, likely to return in late May.

Plays Like: Scott Pendlebury

James TSITAS     3-Mar-95             180cm   78kg                       Victoria Country/Geelong Falcons/Grovedale

Medium midfielder with an appetite for the contest.  His work rate and endurance are excellent, allowing him to get to a number of contests.  He excels at stoppages and displays very clean hands.  Shows very good courage and rarely fumbles the football.  A tough inside player who finds a lot of the footy.  Averaged 19.3 possessions in 16 TAC Cup games in 2012 along with 4.8 tackles. 

Plays Like: Luke Ball

Jack BILLINGS    18-Aug-95           184cm   78kg       Victoria Metro/Oakleigh Chargers/Scotch College

Medium forward with rare kicking ability on his preferred left foot.  Has strong hands over head and is very dangerous either in the air or at ground level.  His ability to read the ball off hands is excellent as is his awareness and vision.  Can also play through the midfield.  Won All-Australian honours as a 17 year old at the 2012 NAB AFL U18 Championships, where he was part of the Vic Metro championship team.  Integral part of the Oakleigh Chargers Premiership team in 2012, where throughout the season he averaged 19.1 disposals in 10 games.

Plays Like: Bernie Vince

Luke DUNSTAN                                 29-Jan-95             184cm   84kg       Sth Australia/Woodville West Torrens/Sth Clare

Medium midfielder with terrific leadership qualities.  A prolific ball winner who is strong in the contest and displays very clean hands.  Makes very good decisions with the ball either by hand or on his preferred left foot.  Is a good overhead mark who can push forward and impact the scoreboard.  His clearance work is a real feature of his game.  Averaged an impressive 27.1 possessions and 5.1 Clearances in 11 matches for Woodville-West Torrens in 2012 at Colts level.  Had successful hip surgery over the pre-season and isn’t far away from a return to action. 

Plays Like: Sam Mitchell

Matt CROUCH                   21-April-95         181cm   80kg       Victoria Country/North Ballarat Rebels/Beaufort            

Medium midfielder with prolific ball winning ability.  He excels at the stoppages and thrives in the contest.  His game sense, awareness and vision are excellent and allow him to bring his teammates into the game through his ability to make smart decisions when in possession.  Has very clean hands and uses the ball well on his preferred left foot.  Had an excellent 2012 at TAC Cup level where he averaged 25.9 possessions (12.1 contested), 5 clearances and 4.2 tackles.  Brother of Adelaide Crow Brad Crouch.

Plays Like: Joel Selwood

Trent DUMONT                                30-Jun-95            185cm   85kg                       South Australia/Norwood/Golden Grove

Medium midfielder who can play inside or outside.  Possesses a penetrating right foot and makes good decisions with his disposal.  Finds plenty of the ball and always looks to run and carry, shows an uncanny ability to keep his feet in the contest.  Rarely fumbles and displays an excellent work rate allowing him to get to a high number of contests.  Finds space well also.  Averaged 18.2 disposals at 76.9% efficiency playing Reserves football for Norwood in 2012.

Plays Like: Jobe Watson

Dominic SHEED                 10-Apr-95            184cm   83kg                       Western Australia/Subiaco/Mines Rovers

Medium midfielder who is prolific in his ball winning ability.  His work rate is excellent as is his ability to win his own ball.  Makes very good decisions either by hand or on his preferred left foot.  Can play outside or inside and is very good around stoppages.  Has clean hands and rarely fumbles .  Played 3 games for Subiaco at senior level in 2012, whilst averaging 23.1 disposals and 3.8 Clearances at Colts level. 

Plays Like: Simon Black

Isaiah MILLER    7-Jan-95               187cm   80kg                       Victoria Country/Bendigo Pioneers/ Sandhurst

Medium midfielder/defender that reads the play very well and makes good decisions when in possession.  An athletic player who covers the ground with ease and finds plenty of space.  Displays good marking ability above his head and can compete both in the air and at ground level.  Reads the game well and comes off his opponent to impact the contest very well.  Had an excellent 2012 TAC Cup season averaging 19.9 possessions in 17 matches.

Plays Like: Sam Gilbert

Nicholas BOURKE            22-Feb-95            187cm   79kg       Victoria Country/Geelong Falcons/Kolora-Noorat

Medium midfielder with fantastic athleticism and overhead marking ability.  Can play at both ends of the ground as well as through the midfield.  Is a thumping left foot kick and loves to run and carry the footy on the outside.  Has very clean hands and likes to bring his team mates into the game.  Averaged 15.5 possessions and 5.3 marks in 17 games at TAC Cup level.

Plays Like: Kade Simpson

Nick ROBERTSON             4-Apr-95              187cm   79kg       Western Australia/ West Perth/Joondalup Kinross JFC

Medium defender/midfielder that attacks the footy at every opportunity.  A strongly built player with an appetite for the contest who is rarely beaten one on one.  Provides excellent rebound from defence, likes to run hard and straight with the ball.  His defensive skills and the pressure he applies on the opposition is a feature of his game.  Possesses elite endurance as displayed in his 3km Time Trial in January this year when he ran an impressive 9min 57sec.  Averaged 16.6 disposals for West Perth at Colts level in 2012.

Plays Like: Beau Waters

Erin WASLEY-BLACK       20-Jan-95             188cm   78kg       Northern Territory/Rovers

Medium defender with excellent disposal on his preferred left foot.  Runs hard and straight when in possession and has the ability to win his own ball.  An athletic player that can play either tall or small, has very good leg speed and agility, displays clean hands both in the air and at ground level.  Recently relocated from Alice Springs to Darwin and should be a regular feature in the Northern Territory Thunder seniors. 

Plays Like: Grant Birchall

Ben LENNON     5-July-95              188cm   78kg       Victoria Metro/Northern Knights/Ivanhoe Grammar

Medium forward/defender who is an outstanding overhead mark and user of the ball by either hand or foot.  Tracks the ball brilliantly in the air however is just as clean and competitive at ground level also.  Shows great courage in going back with the flight of the ball and can kick goals from outside 50.  A very athletic player who can also play in defence and win the ball back for his team.  Played 2 games for Vic Metro in the 2012 NAB AFL U/18 Championships.  Averaged 17.9 possessions and 5.4 marks in 8 TAC Cup games in 2012.

Plays Like: Robert Murphy

Matthew SCHARENBERG             190cm                   88kg       South Australia/Glenelg/PHOS Camden              

Tall defender/forward with very strong hands overhead.  Is brilliant in his game sense and reading of the play, makes very good decisions by either hand or foot.  Shows great composure when in possession and rebounds very effectively from defence.  Can also push forward with immediate impact as a marking forward who is a reliable set shot for goal.  An agile player that earned All-Australian honours as a 17 year old at the 2012 NAB AFL U18s Championships.  Played 4 games at Senior Level for Glenelg in 2012 averaging 15.5 possessions.

Plays Like: Brendon Goddard

Dallas WILLSMORE          29-May-95          190cm   80kg       Vic Country/North Ballarat Rebels/Walpeup Underbool

Tall forward who presents strongly on the lead and has very clean hands.  Is a reliable set shot for goal on his preferred left foot and can kick goals from outside 50.  Knows where to lead and protects the space very well.  A strongly built player with good agility and power. 

Plays like: James Podsiadly

Cain TICKNER     17-Apr-95            193cm   89kg                       Queensland/Noosa FC

Tall forward with great athleticism that thrives in the contest.  A physical player with strong hands that competes well both in the air and at ground level.  Can play through the midfield also and covers the ground nicely.  A current Brisbane Lions Academy player with very clean hands below his knees and good speed.  Had an injury interrupted 2012, will be looking forward to a big 2013.

Plays Like: Josh Kennedy (WCE)

Cameron CONLON          3-Jul-95                                198cm   84kg       Victoria Metro/Northern Knights/St Mary’s FC

Ruckman/Tall forward with fantastic athleticism.  Possesses an excellent leap which allows him to give his midfielders first use through his tap work as well as providing a jumping/leading target up forward where he’s a threat in the air.  An agile player who is always looking to be involved in the contest and competes well at ground level too.  Shows good leg speed and is very good overhead.  Has almost recovered from successful shoulder surgery in late 2012.

Plays Like: Patty Ryder

Luke REYNOLDS                9-Jan-95               188cm   85kg                       Sth Australia/Port Adelaide/Nth Haven FC

Medium  forward with a powerful left foot and the ability to kick goals from outside 50.  Moves across the ground effortlessly and is clean below his knees.  Presents up well on the lead and is strong overhead.  Has the ability to play as a marking player as well as getting up the ground and delivering with precision inside 50.  Averaged 12.4 disposals and 1 goal in 11 matches at Reserves level for Port Adelaide in 2012.

Plays Like: Luke Breust

Thomas BOYD                   22-Aug-95           199cm   104kg    Victoria Metro/Eastern Ranges/Norwood FC

Tall forward who cuts an imposing figure on the ground.  A powerful player that is very strong overhead and a long, accurate set shot for goal.  Attacks the footy in the air and looks a genuine threat when it’s in his area.  Protects the drop zone very well through excellent body use and reads the flight of the ball very well.  Was part of the winning Vic Metro 2012 NAB AFL U/18 Championship team.  Kicked an impressive 44 goals in the TAC Cup in 2012.  Posted a 2.95 sec 20m Sprint Time at the TAC Cup Testing day in March.

Plays Like: Jonathan Brown

Marcus BONTEMPELLI   24-Nov-95           190cm   82kg                       Victoria Metro/Northern Knights/Marcellin

Tall defender/midfielder with a raking left foot that can penetrate the lines.  A rangy player with good agility, excellent endurance and durability.  A very mobile player with clean hands that has the ability to play either tall or small, makes good decisions with his disposal, reads the play well and has very good vision.  Averaged 16.4 possessions in 9 TAC Cup games in 2012.

Plays Like: Corey Enright

Darcy HOURIGAN            18-Sep-95            190cm   92kg                       South Australia/ South Adelaide/ Strathalbyn

Tall defender/forward with a very strong body.  Plays a physical brand of football and is rarely beaten in a body on body contest.  Possesses a strong set of hands and is excellent overhead.  A long kicking left footer with the ability to penetrate the lines.  Reads the flight of the ball well and can come off his opponent to win the ball back in the air.  Averaged 13 disposals, 4.1 marks and 2.4 Goals in 2012 at reserves level for South Adelaide.

Plays Like: Heath Grundy

Darcy GARDINER              22-Sep-95            192cm   82kg                       Vic Country/Geelong Falcons/Queenscliff FC

Tall defender who is rarely beaten one on one.  Has the ability to shut down the opposition’s most dangerous forward.  A close checking defender who has pushed forward on occasions with some success.  A player that keeps things simple is strong overhead and makes good decisions with his execution by hand or foot.  Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL U/18 Championships in 2012 where he had his campaign cut short by a shoulder injury at training that required surgery.

Plays Like: Ted Richards

Kade KOLODJASHNIJ      9-Aug-95              188cm   80kg                       Tasmania/Launceston

Very athletic medium midfielder that consistently finds the footy.  His athleticism allows him to cover the ground with ease and provide his team with a fantastic link through the Wing where he predominantly plays his football.  A smart user of the ball on his preferred left foot, he also has an excellent vertical leap and strong hands in the marking contest, making him a difficult match up for opposition teams.  Can also play as a running defender off half back. 

Plays Like: Isaac Smith

Tom CUTLER                       20-Feb-95            190cm   84kg                       Vic Metro/Trinity Grammar/Greythorn JFC

Tall defender/forward with very good game sense and ability to hit targets consistently by hand or foot.  Can play on both talls and smalls due to his athleticism and football smarts.  Can play at both ends of the ground and reads the ball in flight particularly well as a defender, making smart decisions as to when he comes off his man to impact the contest or win the ball back.  Was a valuable player in the Oakleigh Chargers 2012 Premiership team where throughout the year he averaged 16.7 disposals in 12 games.

Plays Like: Andrew Mackie

Kurt HEATHERLEY            1-Jan-95               194cm   87kg       New Zealand/Sandringham Dragons/Hawthorn FC

Tough and courageous tall defender with elite speed as displayed in his time of 2.84secs in the 20 Metre Sprint at the 2012 Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium, and a genuine appetite for the contest.  Rarely beaten in a one on one contest, his spoiling and closing speed are real features of his game.  He is currently an International Scholarship holder with Hawthorn after relocating from New Zealand to Melbourne in 2012.  Uses the ball very effectively by hand and foot on either side of his body.  Impressed late in 2012 when he played 5 games for the Dragons in the TAC Cup.

Plays Like: Dustin Fletcher