8 Sam Ramsay

Height
180cm
Weight
72kg
Current Team
Calder Cannons
Birthday
March 21, 2001

SAM Ramsay was co-best and fairest at the Cannons after a consistent year, but it was a self-proclaimed tale of two halves. Starting in an outside role across half-back and the wing that saw him declare his form “not good”, he returned inside where he became a dominant ball winner in a Cannons engine room with improving two-way balance. His second half of the season was incredible, averaging 31.4 disposals over his last eight NAB League outings and only dropping below the 30-mark with a season-high of 35 touches in Wildcard Round. Hitting the scoreboard from midfield and tackling hard, Ramsay showcased his complete midfield craft while also developing his inside ball skills to match his penetrating kick on the outside. At 72kg, he may well play outside until he adds strength, so will need to build both areas and refine his decision making to make best use of his damaging kick along the line, perhaps also lowering the eyes to hit shorter options. As a whole, Ramsay has shot himself into draft contention with his back-end of the season form that made clubs think twice about the accumulating midfielder.

STRENGTHS: Accumulation, skills in close, penetrating kick, tackling, consistency
IMPROVEMENTS: Outside game, strength

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH SAM RAMSAY AT THE 2019 STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Calder Cannons461022720005014.06.010.02.00.02.00.035
2018Calder Cannons1458923454711571911125366169.15.614.63.40.11.20.458
2019Calder Cannons2231804037517322565059513481613.911.325.24.70.04.10.5101
Total-372275647131246389861707675143311.38.319.64.00.02.60.4194

Results

(Semi-Finals)
Ikon Park

(Elimination Final)
Ikon Park

(Wildcard Round)
Rams Arena

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 15)
MARS Stadium

(Round 14)
Queen Elizabeth Oval

(Round 13)
Rams Arena

(Round 12)
Rams Arena

(Round 10)
Rams Arena

(Round 9)
Preston City Oval

(Round 8)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 6)
Rams Arena

(Round 5)
Rams Arena

(Round 3)
Rams Arena

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
RSEA Park

(WC Round)
MARS Stadium

(Round 16)
MARS Stadium

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Albury Sports Ground

(Round 13)
Rams Arena

(Round 12)
Warrawee Park

(Round 11)
Rams Arena

(Round 15)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 7)
Rams Arena

(Round 6)
Rams Arena

(Round 5)
Rams Arena

(Round 4)
MARS Stadium

(Round 3)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Avalon Airport Oval

Rams Arena