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24. Jake Carlisle

7:48 PM Thu 26 November, 2009

Height: 196cm
Weight: 83kg
DOB: 01/10/91
Recruited from: Craigieburn/Calder Cannons
Bio: Tall forward or defender who can play a variety of roles effectively. Strong hands, nice foot skills and an ability to read the play well, each highlights of his game. Vic Metro U18 representative in 2009. Averaged 17 possessions and seven marks in TAC Cup this year. Restricted at Draft Camp with a back injury but his vertical leap of 67cm was an indication of his spring (top 24 per cent).
Matt Burgan's draft rating: 5-20

Watch Jake Carlisle in action

 Stats (averages for U18 TAC Cup)
 Games  K  H  D  M G
14 9 7 15 7 1 2

In his own words
What type of player are you?

Key-position, versatile player. Competitive, good reader of the game who gives a contest at all times.

Which AFL player do you feel you resemble, and why?
Nick Riewoldt because he is a courageous, hard-working footballer who plays in the same position as I do. He constantly runs and demands the footy.

What are your strengths as a footballer?
Marking, kicking for goal, presenting, good hand and foot skills.

What parts of your game would you like to improve?
Ground ball skills, below the knees, consistency, speed over 20 metres and agility.

Which AFL team do you support and how did you come to barrack for them?
Western Bulldogs as both grandfathers barrack for them.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far, and why?
My parents for their patience and understanding in driving me around and over the last 12 months Marty Allison / Ian Kyte from the Cannons who made me believe in myself and my ability to become a better footballer - I have learned a lot.

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