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PLAYER TO WATCH

Jack Johnston

DOB: 05/07/2002
Height: 195cm
Weight: 95kg
Position: Key Position Defender

The readymade Johnston showcased some of his speed and ability to separate from his opposition last year filling out a role in the back 50. Representing the Gold Coast Suns Academy in the 2019 NAB League Academy Series, Johnston created options and put himself in a good defensive position to receive the footy and clear it out to options further up the field, time and time again. Not a huge accumulator of the ball, Johnston is already strong enough to match it with senior forwards, and he impressed enough to be named in the Allies’ 50-man squad for last year’s AFL National Championships. With few Academy key defenders running around, Johnston is a unique prospect tied to the Suns.

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Aiden Fyfe

DOB: 07/12/2002
Height: 189cm
Weight: 78kg
Position: Forward/Midfielder

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Rhys Nicholls

DOB: 30/09/2002
Height: 187cm
Weight: 77kg
Position: Medium Defender

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Jack Johnston

DOB: 05/07/2002
Height: 195cm
Weight: 95kg
Position: Key Position Defender

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Ryan Pickering

DOB: 25/09/2002
Height: 199cm
Weight: 92kg
Position: Ruckman

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