29 Jake Riccardi

Height
194cm
Weight
96kg
Birthday
November 7, 1999

A hard working key forward, the former Calder Cannons player stepped up at state level. In his first full year at Werribee, Riccardi won the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal as the best young player in the VFL. The past 13 recipients have gone on to be drafted, and with a consistent year, strong hands and a high work rate, Riccardi is a readymade forward option. He was quite raw in his few years at TAC Cup level with Calder, but showed promising glimpses – including in a five-goal performance at his would-be home of Avalon Airport Oval in late-2018 – which he now looks to have returned more consistently and at a higher level. Riccardi’s size and the potential to play different roles inside 50 still makes him a prospect with scope, able to kick a bag and rip the game open with high marks on the lead.

STRENGTHS: Marking, scoreboard impact, work rate, consistency, strength
IMPROVEMENTS: Defensive pressure, speed

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH JAKE RICCARDI AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Calder Cannons9989188587411331441433117166.25.611.83.62.81.90.453
2018Calder Cannons12359182815612927441138318139.54.514.06.23.42.11.476
Total-222148370139130242588825711425297.75.112.84.83.02.00.9129

Results

(WC Round)
MARS Stadium

(Round 16)
MARS Stadium

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Albury Sports Ground

(Round 12)
Warrawee Park

(Round 11)
Rams Arena

(Round 15)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 8)
Rams Arena

(Round 6)
Rams Arena

(Round 5)
Rams Arena

(Round 4)
MARS Stadium

(Round 3)
Trevor Barker Oval

Rams Arena

MARS Stadium

Rams Arena

Preston City Oval

Warrawee Park

Deakin Reserve

Rams Arena

Rams Arena

Rams Arena

Morwell Recreational Reserve

Rams Arena

Shepley Oval

Rams Arena

Rams Arena

Rams Arena

Rams Arena