7 Ryan Gardner

Height
184cm
Weight
73kg
Current Team
Northern Knights, Vic Metro
Birthday
March 22, 2001

HIGHLY touted coming into the year, the talented outside midfielder had his fair share of injury concerns at the worst times in 2019, but still shared his time between school and NAB League competitions. A lightly built outside midfielder, Gardner has nice composure and good decision making, with a look to add an inside game to his repertoire, as well as add to his frame with time in the gym. He was unlucky not to feature for Vic Metro in his top-age year after doing so last season, struggling to truly come on and adapt his game to different roles after building a promising bottom-age resume. Could well be one to have a 19-year-old season in the NAB League to get a full run at it and prove his inside credentials – that is if clubs pass up on his promise this time around. Those outside traits are sure to attract some interest however and could be a value late draft selection.

STRENGTHS: Outside game, decision making, composure, kicking, marking
IMPROVEMENTS: Strength, inside game

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH RYAN GARDNER AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Northern Knights26822710101012.06.08.02.00.01.00.028
2018Northern Knights14581226456315534011184911410.45.816.13.20.02.40.161
2019Northern Knights100811814654136310193791119.17.416.54.20.02.80.168
Total-247168415931192986603155592269.56.516.03.60.02.50.1157

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Vic Metro11314400600010111.03.014.04.00.06.00.052
Total-11314400600010111.03.014.04.00.06.00.052

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
201726822710101012.06.08.02.00.01.00.028
201815684240496315540011185011510.45.616.03.30.02.70.161
2019100811814654136310193791119.17.416.54.20.02.80.168
Total258171429971192987203155602279.66.315.93.60.02.70.1157

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