8 Adam Carafa

Height
184cm
Weight
72kg
Current Team
Northern Knights, Vic Metro
Birthday
February 22, 2001

CONSISTENT as they come, Carafa is one of those reliable inside midfielders that you can throw into any onball brigade and know he will do a job. He does not have the athletic traits that other midfielders have, but is a workhorse around the stoppages with his contested numbers (51.6 per cent) and clearances (7.3) attesting to that. He is a fierce tackler who will always provide a contest. The Marcellin graduate also spent some time in the forward rotation while turning out for Vic Metro mid-year, and has previously shown his ability to find the ball up the other end as a half-back option. Carafa’s inside-oriented game did not restrict him in those secondary roles, with his presence brought to a raft of contests around the ground. But the engine room is where Carafa does his best work, and he can really take over at the stoppages with his positioning at the coalface and shrewd handballs out of traffic. In just 2019, Carafa has grown four centimetres and dropped five kilograms to be as fit and prepared as possible should he be given an opportunity at AFL level.

STRENGTHS: Clearances, contested work, consistency, tackling, versatility
IMPROVEMENTS: Speed, kicking

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH ADAM CARAFA AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Northern Knights1191192382712411944045292521110.810.821.62.50.04.00.282
2019Northern Knights831001832594883705822173810.412.522.93.10.04.60.497
Total-20221942152218207810103514251910.611.522.22.70.04.30.3179

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Metro20153561422305320210.07.517.53.00.01.50.066
Total-20153561422305320210.07.517.53.00.01.50.066

Results

(Elimination Final)
MARS Stadium

(Wildcard Round)
Preston City Oval

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 13)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 3)
Alberton Oval

(Round 10)
Shepley Oval

(Round 2)
Melbourne Cricket Ground

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 1)
Ikon Park

(WC Round)
MARS Stadium

(Round 16)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Preston City Oval

(Round 12)
MARS Stadium

(Round 11)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 10)
Burbank Oval

(Round 7)
Rams Arena

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Frankston Oval