10 Leo Connolly

Height
181cm
Weight
74kg
Current Team
Gippsland Power
Birthday
August 7, 2001

A clever outside ball user, Connolly has the right traits to play that running game in transition with nice skills, speed and a willingness to take the game on. He is set on building more of an inside game which will come with strength and also more resistance to opposition pressure which can sometimes impact his decision making. Averaged 65.7 per cent by foot but just 27 per cent was contested. Connolly has plenty of nice moves on the football field, able to use his speed to advantage when coming off half-back or along the wing which helps his versatility. At just 74kg he is still quite light, but his smarts and creativity in trying to open the game up for his teammates is important. While at times he can make mistakes, he always throws himself a challenge in the game trying to win the ball and gain as many metres as he can, to open up the field for his teammates. In 2019, Connolly almost doubled his disposal average from 11.5 to 20.0, while moving from one tackle to two – though it is still an improvement, but more importantly, averaging 4.6 rebounds per game.

STRENGTHS: Kicking, outside game, speed, creative, versatility, rebounding
IMPROVEMENTS: Inside game, work under pressure, tackling

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH LEO CONNOLLY AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Gippsland Power117441614743110150323253148.43.111.53.40.01.10.248
2019Gippsland Power24278320597620631027407351615.14.920.03.70.01.90.383
Total-35912248110611931646030639883012.04.116.03.50.01.50.3131

Results

Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
Ikon Park

(Round 17)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 15)
Shepley Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 12)
Shepley Oval

(Round 11)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 10)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 8)
Windy Hill

(Round 7)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 5)
Blacktown International Sportspark

(Round 3)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 2)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 1)
Rams Arena

(Preliminary Final)
Ikon Park

(Elimination Final)
Ikon Park

(Round 16)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 15)
MARS Stadium

(Round 14)
Warrawee Park

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 8)
Shepley Oval

(Round 7)
Rams Arena

(Round 6)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 5)
Healesville Sporting Complex

(Round 4)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 3)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 2)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 1)
Swinburne Centre