STRENGTHS: Agility, vertical leap, scoreboard impact, scope
IMPROVEMENTS: Accumulation, consistency
SUMMARY: James Peatling is a medium forward who after representing the GWS GIANTS in the Academy Series, played for the Allies in the National Under 18 . Championships and also spent time in the NEAFL with the club. He is a high impact forward with strong agility and a solid vertical leap. He often can hit the scoreboard with multiple goals, and showed in the NEAFL he has the capacity to move through the midfield, earning a NEAFL Rising Star Award for his 22-disposal, five-mark and two-goal performance in a drawn match against Brisbane. He is not a huge accumulator and still needs to further develop his consistency, but the raw traits he has shown might be of interest to the GIANTS. They have a number of prospects from their Academy around the late-to-rookie stage, and Peatling has shown a capability to perform at both junior and senior level.
Under 18s Championships