Players


VFL MEN’S PLAYING LIST 2022

1: Luke Nelson
Nelson made 10 appearances in the revised and much interrupted 2021 VFL season, amassing 8 goals whilst averaging…
Recruited FromRichmond (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Noble Park (Eastern FL)
DOB30/07/1997
Height174
Weight74
Total Games17
Total Goals21
2: Jesse Corigliano
Already the clubs longest serving player, 2022 will be Jesse’s 8th season as a Lion and with now…
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
Strathmore (EDFL)
DOB30/04/1996
Height183
Weight82
Total Games62
Total Goals6
3: Jacob Ballard
Making his official competitive debut with the Lions in Round 1 against Frankston, Ballard had 26 disposals, six…
Recruited FromRichmond(VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Blackburn (Eastern FL)
DOB26/02/1994
Height188
Weight94
Total Games85
Total Goals45
4: Sam Lowson
The exciting small forward ended the season with 17 goals, finishing second in the goalkicking for Coburg. The…
Recruited FromEast Ringwood
Local
Interchange Club
East Ringwood (Eastern FL)
DOB24/10/1995
Height183
Weight83
Total Games44
Total Goals62
5: Ryan Exon
Exon, who has been co-captain of the Lions with Peter McEvoy since 2019, played in all 10 matches…
Recruited FromFrankston (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
East Ringwood (Eastern FL)
DOB08/01/1994
Height181
Weight77
Total Games90
Total Goals11
6: Harry Nolan
Already an accomplished key defender, Nolan took his game to another level in season 2021, adding a more…
Recruited FromEastern Ranges
Local
Interchange Club
East Ringwood (Eastern FL)
DOB11/06/1999
Height194
Weight104
Total Games43
7: Josh D’Intinosante
'JD' burst onto the scene in round one against Frankston, kicking 3 goals before his season was cruelly…
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
West-Preston Lakeside (Northern FL)
DOB07/07/2001
Height179
Weight77
Total Games4
Total Goals6
8: Tom Silvestro
A veteran of 78 VFL games, Silvestro played every match in his first season for Coburg and proved…
Recruited FromRichmond (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Caulfield Grammarians (VAFA)
DOB06/07/1995
Height179
Weight77
Total Games78
Total Goals35
9: Ryan Sturgess
It's been a whirlwind past year for Sturgess en route to his arrival to Piranha Park. Having signed…
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
Bundoora (Northern FL)
DOB16/11/2001
Height191
Weight85
2022 Games7
2022 Goals1
Total Games7
Total Goals1
10: Mitch Podhajski
In his first full season at VFL level in 2019, 'Pods' was instantly elevated to the leadership group…
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
Greenvale (EDFL)
DOB04/01/1999
Height193
Weight87
2022 Games10
2022 Goals13
Total Games35
Total Goals36
11: Luke Bunker
Awarded co-vice captaincy of the club for 2019, Bunker had a more consistent season managing seventeen games, his…
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
Montmorency (Northern FL)
DOB12/05/1998
Height184
Weight79
2022 Games10
2022 Goals3
Total Games48
Total Goals10
12: Peter McEvoy
In his first season as the clubs captain in 2019, McEvoy made a bright start to his tenure…
Recruited FromBox Hill (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Bundoora (Northern FL)
DOB27/07/1991
Height194
Weight90
2022 Games10
2022 Goals20
Total Games74
Total Goals108
13: Braedyn Gillard
Another former Northern Knights Captain to begin their VFL journey at Piranha Park in 2019, Gillard made an…
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
Montmorency (Northern FL)
DOB14/11/2000
Height183
Weight79
2022 Games7
2022 Goals3
Total Games11
Total Goals3
14: Corey Ellis
After six seasons in the AFL system that included stints at Richmond and most recently with the Gold…
Recruited FromGold Coast Suns (AFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Keilor (EDFL)
DOB10/09/1996
Height186
Weight82
2022 Games7
2022 Goals2
Total Games56
Total Goals24
15: Jack Maibaum
The former Vic Metro representative returns to his native Victoria after four seasons with the Sydney Swans. After…
Recruited FromSydney Swans (AFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Vermont (Eastern FL)
DOB27/03/1998
Height194
Weight96
2022 Games10
Total Games47
Total Goals2
16: Edyn Sibbald
The Lions set out to improve their key forward depth during the offseason and did just that with…
Recruited FromWerribee (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Greenvale (EDFL)
DOB03/10/1996
Height200
Weight90
Total Games13
Total Goals7
17: Nathan Boucher
Following two seasons with the Box Hill Hawks, Boucher is another player who came to Piranha Park seeking…
Recruited FromBox Hill (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Collegians (VAFA)
DOB30/04/1999
Height171
Weight70
2022 Games9
2022 Goals3
Total Games23
Total Goals17
18: Sam McLarty
The former Collingwood AFL listed player was announced as the clubs first signing for the 2022 season after…
Recruited FromEssendon (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Doncaster East (Eastern FL)
DOB11/05/1998
Height198
Weight96
2022 Games47
2022 Goals26
Total Games5
Total Goals4
19: Jhye Baddeley-Kelly
Baddeley-Kelly's form at North Heidelberg saw him earn a contract with Williamstown, however was unable to break through…
Recruited FromWilliamstown (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Epping (Northern FL)
DOB11/05/1996
Height181
Weight81
2022 Games1
Total Games1
20: Tom McKenzie
The former Northern Knight and Ivanhoe Grammar product had initially signed to remain with North Melbourne for the…
Recruited FromNorth Melbourne (AFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Fitzroy (VAFA)
DOB23/06/2000
Height186
Weight82
2022 Games9
2022 Goals2
Total Games10
Total Goals2
21: Ben Jepson
A former Oakleigh Charger and Carey Grammar product, Jepson is a rebounding defender who possesses an outstanding kicking…
Recruited FromRichmond (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Old Carey (VAFA)
DOB03/10/2000
Height183
Weight77
2022 Games5
2022 Goals1
Total Games5
Total Goals1
22: Adam Swierzbiolek
After showing promise in his six VFL appearances in 2018, Swierzbiolek stood up to become the clubs number…
Recruited FromWaverley Blues
Local
Interchange Club
MacLeod (Northern FL)
DOB29/10/1994
Height200
Weight99
2022 Games1
Total Games24
Total Goals8
23: Josh Watson
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
Collegians
DOB21/10/2002
Height182
Weight85
24: Charlie Thompson
The former Oakleigh Charger and Carey Grammar product showed impressive signs in his limited opportunities in two seasons…
Recruited FromRichmond (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Wangaratta Rovers (O&MFNL)
DOB15/03/1999
Height183
Weight81
2022 Games10
2022 Goals11
Total Games25
Total Goals20
25: Lachlan Walker
Recruited FromBox Hill (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
St. Kevins OB
DOB06/05/1997
Height188
Weight84
Total Games17
Total Goals10
26: Daniel Guccione
Recruited FromCarlton (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Pascoe Vale
DOB26/02/1996
Height194
Weight92
Total Games7
27: Dylan Thomas
Recruited FromOakleigh Chargers
Local
Interchange Club
Old Scotch
DOB09/04/2002
Height187
Weight77
Total Games1
28: Harry Andronaco
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
St Bernards
DOB28/02/2003
Height175
Weight74
29: Jonothan Marsh
Recruited FromCentral District (SA)
Local
Interchange Club
Old Carey
DOB14/07/1997
Height203
Weight100
Total Games6
Total Goals4
30: Ben Overman
Overman is another youngster who joined the club for 2020, and had signed to play as part of…
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
St.Bernards (VAFA)
DOB07/02/2001
Height189
Weight70
31: Aaron Clarke
Coburg needed to add to their key forward stocks and were wrapt with the addition of one of…
Recruited FromWestern Jets
Local
Interchange Club
Melton South (Ballarat FL)
DOB02/05/2000
Height195
Weight90
2022 Games10
2022 Goals8
Total Games10
Total Goals8
32: Bailey Ryan
Recruited FromHillside
Local
Interchange Club
Hillside
DOB06/03/2001
Height181
Weight79
33: Ben Reddick
One of a handful Cannons graduates to become a Lion for 2019, Reddick debuted in round ten against…
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
Strathmore (EDFL)
DOB02/03/2000
Height173
Weight75
Total Games5
34: Flynn Gentile
Recruited FromCalder Cannons/Airport West
Local
Interchange Club
Airport West
DOB14/02/2003
Height179
Weight76
35: Liam Whelan
Crossing over from North Melbourne's VFL program at the end of 2018, Whelan impressed with local club Old…
Recruited FromNorth Melbourne (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
East Ringwood
DOB16/11/1997
Height195
Weight86
2022 Games1
Total Games8
Total Goals2
36: Tom Jepson
Recruited FromOld Carey
Local
Interchange Club
Old Carey
DOB17/08/1999
Height182
Weight80
37: Trent Warren
Recruited FromBox Hill (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Blackburn
DOB08/08/1997
Height198
Weight98
38: Josh Kemp
Recruited FromEssendon VFL/Gisborne
Local
Interchange Club
Gisborne
DOB13/04/2022
Height186
Weight80
39: Riley Mason
Recruited FromCalder Cannons
Local
Interchange Club
Seymour
DOB15/02/2002
Height197
Weight80
40: Nathan Howard
Howard comes to the Lions as a developing young ruckman, most recently from the Northern Knights where he…
Recruited FromNorthern Knights
Local
Interchange Club
Bundoora (Northern FL)
DOB31/08/2001
Height201
Weight91
2022 Games1
Total Games1
41: Macgregor Cameron
Recruited FromSandringham (VFL)
Local
Interchange Club
Monash Blues
DOB29/10/1996
Height204
Weight98
42: Max Thompson
Recruited FromOakleigh Chargers
Local
Interchange Club
Old Carey
DOB07/01/2003
Height182
Weight74