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

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
20181191192382712411944045292521110.810.821.62.50.04.00.282
20191031152183110811040063251931010.311.521.83.10.04.00.391
Total22223445658232229840108544452110.611.121.72.80.04.00.2173