Coburg Lodges Playing List for 2017

After an extensive preseason, this week saw the club lodge its’ playing list for the 2017 season.

With 37 of the 61 listed players new to the club this year, seven have come directly from Calder Cannons, four are coming over from Northern Knights, and 14 in total played TAC Cup football in 2016.

12 new signings have come from other VFL clubs, one formerly played for Murray Bushrangers, one played for Bendigo Pioneers, and six have joined Coburg after playing interstate.

Four players also come to Piranha Park after playing community football in metro or country leagues.

The final two signings were made in the 2017 preseason, being Angelo Rambaldi, who played 5 games for Collingwood VFL last year, and Jack Sandric, who comes to Coburg having spent 2015 and 2016 on Box Hill’s VFL list.

Darrean Wyatt and Tom Wallis also join the Lions after having been on AFL lists last season, formerly signed to Collingwood and Essendon respectively.

The average height of players is 186cm tall, and the average age is 20 years and nine months.

Patrick Lawlor becomes the most experienced player having played in 58 VFL games, followed by Nathan Blair who will play his 50th game in round one against Collingwood in two weeks.

GM Seb Spagnuolo is excited for what the 2017 season holds for the club, and has found the off-season recruiting program a success.

“On top of our regular recruiting from the TAC Cup, we’ve also been able to attract some top end talent from within the VFL system already, and from interstate leagues,” Spagnuolo said.

“We aimed to add to the depth of players capable of playing senior football, and we’re happy we’ve been able to achieve that.”

There are many to keep an eye out for this season, whether they came from within the VFL, interstate league football, or community football.

And from the TAC Cup, the likes of Luke Bunker and Jackson McDonald are two that Spagnuolo believes could have a chance to play some senior football in their first years at the club.

“Because of the added depth to the list, there’ll still be some pretty talented players playing weekly in our development league; which is definitely a good problem for the club and coaching group to have.” Spagnuolo said.

“Returning Coburg FC players like Nathan Blair, Josh Iacobaccio, Ben Allan, Liam Hunt and Tom Goodwin will again be out to make massive strides in 2017, and we are looking forward to having Peter McEvoy back as well,” he continued.

Spagnuolo also commends the work of High Performance Manager Derek McConn and his team, along with Senior Coach Peter German and Senior Assistant Coach Paul Kennedy, who have all done a great job getting the team ready during the preseason.

When asked about the list earlier last month, German had similar words to say.

“A lot of players who have been on our list for a few years now are in a good position to have a bigger impact, and are hopefully going to show more leadership as well which is exciting,” German said.

“There’s also our newer-type players who show some really exciting talent, work rate and work ethic; and hopefully they can bring that out on the field match-day.”

The captain and leadership group for 2017, along with all player guernsey numbers will be announced to players, members, sponsors and supporters at our Coburg FC season launch on Saturday April 8th at Ultima Receptions Keilor.

Tickets are still available for what should be a great night, so call the club now on 9354 8228 to book your seat!

 

FIRST NAME SURNAME RECRUITED FROM D.O.B HT (CMS) WT (KGS)
BEN ALLAN PASCOE VALE/CALDER CANNONS 04/06/1996 179 73
DAMANDEEP AUJLA BUNDOORA/NORTHERN KNIGHTS/NORTHERN BLUES 25/02/1996 179 85
BRANDON BAILEY MORWELL/GIPPSLAND POWER 18/11/1995 180 73
BEN BARTON KILMORE/BROADFORD/CALDER CANNONS 12/06/1998 191 78
MITCH BETSON TERRIGAL-AVOCA (NSW) 20/11/1991 198 93
NATHAN BLAIR ROMSEY/CALDER CANNONS 05/07/1995 187 83
HAYDEN BLYTHE GLENROY/CALDER CANNONS 05/02/1998 181 73
KARL BROWN ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS/CALDER CANNONS 01/12/1997 194 90
LUKE BUNKER ST MARYS GJFC/IVANHOE GRAMMAR/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 12/05/1998 185 78
CHRISTIAN BURGESS BENDIGO PIONEERS/WILLIAMSTOWN/MYRTLEFORD 17/03/1994 175 74
CONNOR BYRNE LAVINGTON/NB REBELS/GWS ACADEMY 16/06/1998 182 70
BILLY CANNOLO RUPERTSWOOD/CALDER CANNONS 05/12/1998 177 66
TOM CLEARY NEW NORFOLK/LAUNCESTON (TSL)/GLENORCHY (TAS) 18/12/1992 196 94
MITCHELL CONN SUNBURY/CALDER CANNONS 19/05/1997 175 73
JESSE CORIGLIANO STRATHMORE/CALDER CANNONS 30/04/1996 183 77
TYLER CURTIS SOUTH MILDURA/WILLIAMSTOWN 30/03/1993 196 93
NICK DODGE LAUDERDALE (TAS)/TASSIE MARINERS 06/02/1997 183 82
STUART DONNELLY KINGBOROUGH (TSL)/SOUTHPORT (QLD)/GC SUNS (NEAFL) 29/04/1995 186 80
JAMES EL-MOUSSALLI NORTHERN KNIGHTS/ELTHAM/ESSENDON VFL 18/06/1997 187 87
MICHAEL ERCOLANO WEST PRESTON-LAKESIDE/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 23/01/1997 171 75
RYAN EXON OAKLEIGH CHARGERS/BOX HILL/FRANKSTON 08/01/1994 183 80
JOSH FORMOSA HEATHCOTE/STRATHFIELDSAYE/BENDIGO PIONEERS 05/05/1998 164 66
RHYS FREE COHUNA KANGAS/BENDIGO PIONEERS 08/02/1997 194 84
TOM GOODWIN EAST RINGWOOD/PORT ADELAIDE (SANFL)/BOX HILL 02/10/1991 201 104
SEAN GREGORY RUPERTSWOOD/CALDER CANNONS/ESSENDON 20/01/1994 195 72
CASSIDY HABERFIELD GC SUNS (NEAFL)/SURFERS PARADISE (QLD) 02/01/1996 172 74
CAMERON HOLDSWORTH ALBION/AVONDALE HEIGHTS/WESTERN JETS 23/07/1996 186 77
LIAM HUNT ELTHAM/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 03/02/1995 187 81
JOSH IACOBACCIO BUNDOORA/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 15/08/1996 176 76
JACK JAMES GISBORNE/CALDER CANNONS 29/10/1996 182 78
RIVVA KARPANY PORT ADELAIDE (SANFL)/FITZROY STARS 17/03/1995 175 78
HISHAM KERBATIEH HADFIELD/CALDER CANNONS/NORTHERN BLUES 16/05/1997 177 88
LIAM KIDD KNOX/EASTERN RANGERS/BOX HILL 22/04/1996 180 78
MARK KOVACEVIC GREENVALE/CALDER CANNONS 23/01/1996 204 111
PAT LAWLOR VERMONT/EASTERN RANGERS/BOX HILL 04/03/1993 180 80
SAM LOWSON EAST RINGWOOD 24/10/1995 181 82
MICHAEL MATTINGLY COROWA-RUTHERGLEN (NSW)/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 25/06/1996 184 76
JACKSON McDONALD ABERFELDIE/CALDER CANNONS 24/04/1998 183 71
PETER MCEVOY WONDOGA RANGERS/TASMANIAN UNIVERSITY/BOX HILL 27/07/1991 195 86
COREY MCKAY NORTHCOTE PARK/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 16/10/1998 179 79
CAMERON MCRORIE RUPERTSWOOD/CALDER CANNONS 02/01/1997 180 71
NICK MELLINGTON BENALLA/MURRAY BUSHRANGERS/RICHMOND VFL 05/05/1996 188 88
MATTHEW MERLO ABERFELDIE/CALDER CANNONS/WILLIAMSTOWN 14/03/1995 183 85
ALEX MIONI NORWOOD/OAKLEIGH CHARGERS/PORT MELBOURNE 06/04/1996 189 82
BLAKE MULLANE MT ELIZA/DANDENONG STINGRAYS/FRANKSTON 18/04/1995 185 84
MARK ORR MELTON/WESTERN JETS 18/02/1995 198 95
JAIDYN OWEN GISBORNE/CALDER CANNONS 07/02/1998 196 86
MATTHEW PERRY NORTHCOTE PARK/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 30/04/1997 187 77
KEENAN POSAR ST. MARYS GJFC/NORTHERN KNIGHTS/NORTHERN BLUES 04/08/1994 187 80
ANGELO RAMBALDI DONVALE/DONCASTER/COLLINGWOOD VFL 13/04/1994 182 80
JACK REAPER GISBORNE/CALDER CANNONS 05/04/1998 191 82
CHAS ROBERTS OLD TRINITY/WEST PRESTON-LAKESIDE/NORTHERN KNIGHTS 25/01/1997 200 86
GEORGE ROMIOS ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS/ABERFELDIE/CALDER CANNONS 11/08/1997 194 84
JACK SANDRIC HOBART CITY (TSL)BOX HILL 26/02/1996 186 83
RICKY SCHRAVEN GREENVALE/CALDER CANNONS 08/02/1996 172 69
JAMES SVARC COROWA-RUTHERGLEN 02/02/1995 188 90
DYLAN TARCZON SUNBURY/CALDER CANNONS 27/08/1997 183 83
LACHLAN WAITE SEYMOUR/MURRAY BUSHRANGERS 09/11/1998 191 84
TOM WALLIS ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS/CALDER CANNONS/ESSENDON 14/02/1997 182 78
ZAK WUNHYM KEILOR/CALDER CANNONS 22/08/1997 171 75
DARREAN WYATT SANDRINGHAM COLLEGE/COLLEGE OF COASTAL GEORGIA (USA)/COLLINGWOOD 01/12/1992 201 94

 

 

 

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