34 Ryan Bennell

Height
174cm
Weight
63kg
Current Team
Peel Thunder, Western Australia
Birthday
January 1, 2000

An overager who had strong form for Peel Thunder at the start of the season in the League side after crossIng from Swan Districts, and earned a place in Western Australia’s Under-18 Championships campaign. He managed two games at the National Championships to average nine disposals per game, then returned to the WAFL to play almost every League game in the back-end of the season, finishing at the Reserve grade. His promising form helped him earn a state combine invite, smashing all the athletic tests there – particularly the agility test (7.762 seconds). He uses those kinds of traits on-field too, applying great defensive pressure around the ball and providing a goal threat having found the big sticks in half of his WAFL outings this season. Bennell can look to work on having an extended impact with better endurance, which will in-turn aid his accumulation. It is tough for small forwards to pry their way into the elite system, but there are clubs at the moment looking to fill that position.

STRENGTHS: Athleticism, goal sense, defensive pressure, scoreboard impact
IMPROVEMENTS: Accumulation, endurance, size

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Western Australia1081838880260125.04.09.01.50.04.00.540
Total-1081838880260125.04.09.01.50.04.00.540

WAFL League

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Peel Thunder6945114210053000014135.33.58.81.60.01.71.141.1
Total-6945114210053000014135.33.58.81.60.01.71.141.1

WAFL Reserves

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Peel Thunder121325400100000226.06.512.52.00.05.01.063.0
Total-121325400100000226.06.512.52.00.05.01.063

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
20191081838880260125.04.09.01.50.04.00.540
Total1081838880260125.04.09.01.50.04.00.540