20 James Schischka

Height
192cm
Weight
84kg
Current Team
Bendigo Pioneers, Vic Country
Birthday
February 24, 2001

A consistent defender who was named in Vic Country’s Under-18 Championships squad but did not see a game in the end, Schischka capped off a 16-game season with the Pioneers, taking out their best and fairest award after averaging 18 disposals, 4.9 marks and 2.2 rebounds in defence. Not a huge ball winner, Schischka is just solid across a lot of areas. The best and fairest winner’s self-proclaimed improvements are physicality and his speed – 3.16 seconds on the 20m sprint at the Rookie Me Draft Combine. At 192cm, Schischka is that in-between height of a medium and a key position player but he has the skills and footy IQ to be able to play as a third tall if need be. The speed and physicality improvements are ones that have to be made to play the role at a high level, but as he showed this year, the defender is able to put a consistent performance out on the park week-in, week-out.

STRENGTHS: Reading of the play, kicking, footy IQ, consistency, intercept marking
IMPROVEMENTS: Physicality, speed

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH JAMES SCHISCHKA AT THE 2019 ROOKIE ME DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Bendigo Pioneers42624220010114.02.06.02.00.02.01.030
2018Bendigo Pioneers1038618950671223431917194147.46.113.53.60.22.40.355
2019Bendigo Pioneers17211628879951743509144431610.87.318.04.90.02.20.269
Total-2792044831311662987132832638319.06.615.64.20.12.30.3154

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Country000000000000000000000
Total-000000000000000000000

Results

(Wildcard Round)
Preston City Oval

(Round 17)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 16)
MARS Stadium

(Round 15)
Preston City Oval

(Round 14)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 13)
Kingston Twin Ovals

(Round 12)
Victoria Park (Echuca)

(Round 11)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 9)
Burbank Oval

(Round 8)
Victoria Park (Echuca)

(Round 7)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 6)
Rams Arena

(Round 5)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 3)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 2)
Deakin Reserve

(Round 1)
Central Reserve (Colac)

(WC Round)
Ikon Park

(Round 16)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 15)
MARS Stadium

(Round 14)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 13)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 11)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 10)
Windy Hill

(Round 8)
Burbank Oval

(Round 7)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 6)
Rams Arena

(Round 6)
Preston City Oval

(Round 4)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 3)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 2)
Deakin Reserve

Shepley Oval