30 Andrew Courtney

Height
201cm
Weight
88kg
Current Team
Sandringham Dragons, Vic Metro
Birthday
June 6, 2001

A remarkable athlete, Courtney recorded a whopping 94cm running vertical jump, and an 81cm standing vertical jump at the State Combine. He also clocked a three-second flat 20m sprint, with these attributes making him a handy ruck/forward. His skills and marking leave a lot to be desired, but his raw athleticism will attract clubs as a player who has plenty to improve and build on going forward. While his best traits look like suiting that ruck/forward role, Courtney was tried in every key position post this year and showed promise in each. He clunked a couple of nice marks while hitting up from defence during school footy for St Bede’s, while also having those good moments through the ruck and forward of centre for Sandringham. Building on doing so more consistently and having a greater impact on the game will be what Courtney can work on in the AFL or State system, with talls obviously developing at a slower rate. He could benefit from being one of the few tall options in a draft short on key position players.

STRENGTHS: Athleticism, versatility, ruck craft, vertical leap
IMPROVEMENTS: Skills, marking

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW COURTNEY AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Sandringham Dragons245074842323018314531112.24.56.70.716.62.70.140
2019Sandringham Dragons527112329606436266222084143.75.18.82.119.02.60.356
Total-761211973710296664493625115253.04.87.91.518.02.60.296

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Metro5510356319342022.52.55.01.59.51.50.036
Total-5510356319342022.52.55.01.59.51.50.036

Results

(Preliminary Finals)
Ikon Park

(Semi-Finals)
Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
MARS Stadium

(Wildcard Round)
Preston City Oval

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 13)
Burbank Oval

(Round 12)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Alberton Oval

(Round 10)
MARS Stadium

(Round 2)
Melbourne Cricket Ground

(Round 8)
Victoria Park (Echuca)

(Round 7)
RSEA Park

(Round 5)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 1)
RSEA Park

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 11)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 9)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 10)
Warrawee Park

(Round 8)
Shepley Oval

Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 6)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 3)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Frankston Oval